Lancashire Times
A Voice of the North
Phil Hopkins
Arts & Travel Editor
7:00 AM 12th July 2021

Airbaltic Launches Flights Between Manchester And Riga

Latvian airline airBaltic has launched new scheduled flights between Manchester and its country capital, Riga, connecting both cities with two weekly flights.

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic, said: “Riga is a dynamic city, the key business centre of the Baltic states and has a lot to offer to both business and leisure travellers. It is also a very convenient transfer point with excellent connections within our wide route network. Our expanding 2021 route map reflects the demand we see for destinations after the reopening of more countries for travellers.”

Karen Smart, Managing Director at Manchester Airport: “It is great to see airBaltic commence flights to Riga. As and when travel restrictions continue to ease, the route will offer great access to Eastern Europe and beyond for both leisure and business travellers alike. We look forward to working closely with the team at airBaltic.”
Flights between Manchester and Riga are operated by the Airbus A220-300 aircraft. A complete schedule of airBaltic flights and tickets for the new destinations are available on the company's homepage at

airBaltic connects the Baltic region with over 70 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and the CIS.

It was awarded a five–star COVID-19 safety rating by Skytrax.