Latvian national airline’s move is an industry first
The Latvian national airline airBaltic announced this week that it will add the sale of cars to its business – the first airline in the industry to offer such a service. The car sales will launch this Friday. Passengers who are in one of the carrier’s planes with at least €50 in cash on them can start the deal. For example, a Mini Cooper R56 is going for €24,699. Passengers have to make a down-payment of €50 during the flight and once the aircraft lands the passenger must pay the rest and take delivery of the car.
airBaltic Chief Executive Martin Gauss: “airBaltic is the world’s first airline to start selling cars on board. Naturally, we still believe that flying is smarter than driving whenever possible.”
[pictured: airBaltic Bombardier Q400 NextGen; courtesy airBaltic]