This innovative Latvian airline was founded in 1995 and has to date carried over 3 million passengers to destinations throughout Europe. In June 2001 Air Baltic carried its one millionth passenger. It introduced an online check-in service and celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2005. In November 2007Air Baltic registered its 10,000th passenger to use online check-in just 3 months after the launch of the service. In 2009 the German Government selected Air Baltic as its official airline of choice at the same time as the airline created its new business class menu, based on organic food.
In June 2011 the airline became the first in the world to sell tickets on board its flights and was selected as amongst the world's Top 10 most innovative airlines in 2012. In February 2013 Air Baltic improved its mobile and online check-in service, doubling the number of passengers using self-service check-in within a month, surpassing its own original business reshaping plan.
The following information is correct as of October 2014 and is subject to change. Please check with the airline directly for complete accuracy.
How to Check In
Online check-in is available with Air Baltic, starting from 36 hours up to 1 hour prior to departure. Airport check-in is also available but this carries a fee of £10. Mobile and self-service kiosks offer two additional ways to check-in. Riga operates at twilight check-in service that allow passengers to drop off luggage from 7pm to 10pm the day before scheduled departure. The Self-service kiosk in Riga airport takes approximately 15 minutes to check-in. Check-in closes 40 minutes prior to departure for Economy passengers and 30 minutes for Business Class passengers.
Baggage Allowance and Fees
Each passenger is entitled to 1 free piece of hand luggage in Economy and 2 pieces in Business class. These must not exceed 8kg or 55x40x20 cm. Briefcases and laptops must be carried within the single piece of hand luggage. All passengers are entitled to carry one duty free item purchased at the airport in addition to the hand luggage included in the ticket price. Extra or oversized hand luggage will be refused at the boarding gate or, where available, placed in the hold of the aircraft for a fee of 60 Euro. Checked baggage entitlement is 20kg per passenger free of charge. Business class travellers can take up to 60kg and 3 pieces of luggage free of charge. Additional bags cost from 24.99 Euro per bag per flight. This charge increases if booked at the airport. Overweight bags will carry a 40 Euro charge.
Air Baltic charges 2.99 Euro to reserve a seat. It is possible to reserve a seat up to 72 hours prior to travel. If a seat is not selected, the airline will reserve one automatically.
Booking fees range from 5.49 to 6.99 Euro depending on the card used to make the purchase. Only payments made by an Air Baltic Payment Card carry no charge.
Service on Board
Business class passengers receive a complimentary welcome drink, newspapers and magazines, pillows and blankets and a three course meal. Economy passengers can also enjoy an in-flight meal but it must be paid for and pre-ordered at time of booking. Snacks and drinks can be purchased on board. The Baltic Outlook in-flight magazine is complimentary for all travellers.
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