Air Baltic

Airline info

  • Address: Riga International Airport, Marupe Municipality, Riga, LV-1053, Latvia
  • Contact number: +371 6 700 60 06
  • Website:
  • IATA code/ICAO code: BT / BTI

On-time performance and safety record

  • On time performance (2022): 88.3%
  • Average age of fleet (2023): 6.1 years
  • Major accidents in last 10 years: 1
  • Accidents with fatalities: 0
  • Airlineratings** safety rating: 7/7
  • Covid-19 safety*** rating: 7/7
** AIRLINERATINGS SAFETY RATING is based on a comprehensive analysis of crash and pilot related serious incident data combined with audits from the world’s aviation governing body ICAO and leading association, IATA, along with the latest COVID-19 compliance data. Each airline has the potential to earn a maximum of seven stars. See also
*** COVID-19 SAFETY RATING takes into consideration seven factors for each airline: COVID-19 website information and instructions, social distancing on boarding, Flight Attendant personal protection equipment, face masks compulsory, meal service modified, passenger sanitizer kit, deep clean of aircraft. Each airline has the potential to earn a maximum of seven stars. See also

Air Baltic developed a very efficient hub at Riga airport, in Latvia, connecting southern and central Europe cities to Scandinavia, Baltic, Russian and easter Europe destination. With an 88.3% of flights operated on-time in 2019, it is in the top 10 of airlines worldwide in terms of punctuality. Though it is officially a low-cost carrier, it offers a Business Class service which includes a seat in the first two or three rows of the cabin, extra free seat for more personal space and privacy, three-course meals including alcoholics, priority check-in and boarding, fast track and access to the lounge at the airport. Its 18.5 inches-wide seats on the A220-300 are among the most spacious overall in Economy (Photo Wikimedia Commons / Oyoyoy)

  • Name: Air Baltic
  • Date founded: August 28, 1995 – commenced operations on October 1, 1995
  • IATA code/ICAO code: BT / BTI
  • CEO: Martin Gauss
  • Address: Riga International Airport, Marupe Municipality, Riga, LV-1053, Latvia
  • Contact number: +371 6 700 60 06
  • Website:
  • Hub: Riga
  • Focus cities: Tallinn, Vilnius
  • Airline alliance: None
  • Frequent flyer programme: PINS
  • Fleet:

    25 aircraft

    • 25 Airbus A220-300 / 145-149 seats


  • Type of carrier: Low-cost
  • Skytrax* rating: 3-STAR
  • * SKYTRAX ( is the most prestigious independent rating agency in commercial aviation. Its five stars rating system regarding airline quality has become a status symbol for carriers around the world. Here is what the stars stand for:

    • - 5 STARS: Awarded to airlines achieving a very high, overall quality performance. It recognizes high standards of onboard product together with consistent and excellent standards of staff service across airport and cabin environments
    • - 4 STARS: Awarded to airlines that deliver a good overall quality performance and provide good product standards across different travel cabins
    • - 3 STARS: Awarded to airlines delivering a fair quality performance equating to the industry 'average' of acceptable product and service standards
    • - 2 STARS: Shows airlines delivering a lower total quality performance, in some instances below the industry average across many rating categories
    • - 1 STAR: Represents a poor quality of product delivered across the assessment sectors
  • Checked luggage:

    Free baggage allowance is 2 bags for a total weigh of 40kg in Business, 1 bag for 20kg in Economy Green Plus and Economy Green Classic; Economy Green fare holders pay 14.99EUR to check-in 1 bag (20kg)

  • Pre-selection of seat:

    Free for business passengers; in Economy a fee is needed to pre-select any seat, although web check-in (and free seat reservation) starts as many as five days before flights departure time

  • Priority check-in:

    Business passengers; all other passengers can access priority check-in by paying a fee of 14.99EUR

  • Fast track at security:

    Business passengers; all other travellers can access the fast track by paying a fee of 9.99EUR

  • Access to lounge:

    Business passengers

  • Priority boarding:

    Business passengers

  • Seat pitch:

    32 inches (81cm) on the A220-300

  • Seat width:

    18.5 inches (47cm) on the A220-300

  • USB port and power socket:

    No info available

  • Lie-flat seat:


  • Vanity kit:


  • IFE screen width:

    Overhead screens only

  • Wi-fi:


  • Inflight magazine:

    Baltic Outlook

  • Onboard kit for kids:


  • Food and beverages:

    Complimentary, including alcoholics, in Business; in Economy, a wide selection of hot food, snacks, alcoholics, soft drink and hot beverages is available for purchase onboard; food and drinks can also be pre-booked before the flight

  • Upgraded meals in Premium Economy: Not available
  • Dine on demand in Business Class: No
  • Pets:

    Dogs and cats are accepted in the passenger cabin if their weight does not exceed 8kg, pet bag included; transportation fee in 50EUR


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