airBaltic reintroduces Budapest-Riga services.

Monday 2nd April 2012

Budapest Airport today welcomed the first seasonal airBaltic flight linking the Hungarian captial city with the Latvian capital city of Riga and onwards to the Baltics, Scandinavia, Russia and the CIS. Flight number BT491 touched down at 13:15 this afternoon, operated by a Bombardier Q400 aircraft.

airBaltic has reintroduced its five weekly flights between the two cities for summer 2012, with a convenient schedule between Budapest and the increasingly important commercial hub of Riga.

The flight schedules are Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays:

Depart Riga 11:55 Arrive Budapest 13:15

Depart Budapest 14:15 Arrive Riga 17:30

Kam Jandu, Director of Aviation for Budapest Airport said: "We are delighted to see the very welcome return of airBaltic's Riga route. The services were a huge success last year and we're very proud that airBaltic - the biggest airline in the Baltic countries - has chosen to operate the route again this summer."

The new flights will provide passengers travelling via Budapest with improved transit connections to destinations in the Baltics, northern Europe, Scandinavia, Russia and the CIS. Lead-in fares for economy tickets start from just EUR 77 for a one way fare; airBaltic is also offering the commercial traveller a business class service with fares starting from EUR 269. Tickets can be purchased via the airBaltic website:

About Budapest Airport:

Budapest Airport Zrt. operates Budapest Airport. This is privately owned with German company HOCHTIEF AirPort, one of the world's biggest independent airport managers holding a 49.67% stake, together with a further four financial investors: Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Montreal holding a 18.17% stake; Malton Investment Pte Ltd. holding a 18.17% stake; Aero Investment S.á.r.l. holding a 10% stake and KfW IPEX-Bank, Frankfurt holding a 4% stake.

Budapest Airport aims to be best airport in the Central and Eastern European region and have been recognised for their development projects, customer services approach and marketing activities.

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