Direct flight Riga – Baku to be resumed during summer

Business Materials 17 February 2015 20:26 (UTC +04:00)

Riga, Latvia, Feb.17

By Elena Kosolapova - Trend:

During summer, the Latvian airline Air Baltic will resume Riga - Baku - Riga direct flight, the State Secretary, Ministry of Transport of Latvia Kaspars Ozolins told Trend.

"The flight will be conducted twice a week from May 20 to September 7," said Ozolins.

The plane from Riga to Baku will depart at 23:45 on Wednesday and at 21:30 on Sunday. Return flights from Baku to Riga will be conducted on Thursday at 6:30 and at 4:20 on Monday.

The flight is carried out in cooperation (code-sharing) with Azerbaijan Airlines.

The company that implements the flight and its partners sell seats on the same flight on its own behalf, so this flight has its own code and number, own tariffs at each carrier, according to the code-sharing. One aircraft of the operating company actually implements the flight.

This is beneficial for those passengers who want to buy a ticket for a transit flight through Baku or Riga and collect bonuses of one of these airlines, said Ozolins.

The demand for the Riga-Baku-Riga route is seasonal, and its realization in winter will be unprofitable, according to the Secretary of State. Therefore, there are no plans for now to implement a direct flight between Baku and Riga all year round. However, the airline is closely monitoring the market and may revise its plans in case of an increase in demand.

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