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airBaltic to codeshare with SAS

The Latvian carrier says it will be cooperating with SAS under a codeshare agreement, benefitting passengers flying between capital cities around the Baltic Sea.

The Latvian airline airBaltic has announced it’s concluded a codeshare to cooperate with SAS. The partnership will offer connections between Latvia, Scandinavia and beyond.

Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic said, “We are very pleased with this strong cooperation. By expanding our partner network, we are offering more convenient travel options to our passengers. Already this summer season we are enabling passengers to choose from more than 300 destinations with one stop by using airBaltic partner airlines.”

Annelie Nässéen, executive vice president of sales and marketing at SAS concurred, saying, “We see great benefit in this code-share partnership agreement on a number of routes, providing better connections to and from Scandinavia with reciprocal frequent flyer benefits for our travellers.”

The airBaltic code BT will now be found on flights connecting Riga and Alesund, Bergen, Stavanger, Tromso and Trondheim. These will fly through common gateways such as Oslo and Copenhagen airports.

SAS will place its SK flight code on direct flights from Stockholm Arlanda, Copenhagen and Oslo airports and vice versa, ensuring transportation between the Nordic capitals and Riga. This will also connect traffic from SAS’s whole network and Riga via its three hubs.

Continued expansion
airBaltic serves over 70 destinations from Riga in Latvia, Tallinn in Estonia and Vilnius in Lithuania, offering “the largest variety of destinations and convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East”.

For the summer season 2019, it has launched new destinations from Riga to Dublin, Stuttgart and Lviv as well as to Kos and Menorca.

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