New flights of airBaltic from Ljubljana Airport to Riga

The Latvian airline airBaltic launched flights from Ljubljana Airport to its home base in Riga, Latvia. The airline will connect Slovenia and Latvia twice weekly, and through its hub at Riga Airport offer a number of onward flights throughout Europe, to the Middle East, North Africa, and the Caucasus region.

The first flight of airBaltic from Riga was welcomed with a water salute and a special event held at Ljubljana Airport together with local stakeholders, passengers, and media representatives. The ceremonial ribbon cutting was done by the State Secretary at the Ministry of Infrastructure, Mr Andrej Rajh, the Managing Director at Fraport Slovenija, dr. Babett Stapel and Mariia Radchenko, Area Sales Manager at Baltic.

Thomas Ramdahl, SVP Network Management at airBaltic said:  “We are excited to enter this market, launch this new route and connect Ljubljana to the vibrant city of Riga – the home of airBaltic.  We are grateful to our partners at Ljubljana Airport for their collaboration  and are looking forward to offering the local travellers the opportunity to visit and experience this gem of the Baltics.”


Dr Babett Stapel, Managing Director at Fraport Slovenija  said with the opening of the new route:  “The new flight connection will bring Riga and Ljubljana closer together. It is a great addition to our network, and for Slovenians that wish to explore this charming capital of Latvia or take advantage of the network of airBaltic from Riga Airport to discover further. We are certain it will be a very convenient option also for Latvians that wish to be embraced by the boutique, green, diverse Slovenia and enjoy in its vivid capital. We are thrilled to welcome airBaltic to Ljubljana Airport!”



The carrier will be offering two weekly flights on this route on Thursdays and Sundays, with departures from Ljubljana Airport at 1:45 PM and arrivals to Riga at 5:00 PM. The flights will be operated by an Airbus A220-300, offering passengers two service classes – Economy and Business Class. Ticket prices are starting from EUR 95 (Economy Class) and EUR 355 (Business Class), available at



In the summer schedule 22 airlines will be providing 25 flight connections, including to major European and global hubs, ensuring connectivity with the world. Apart from the today established flights to Riga, latest additions to the network of Ljubljana Airport are also flights to Luxembourg and the upcoming ones to Copenhagen, scheduled to start on Monday, April 29th. All three mentioned being introduced also with the help of subsidies allocated by the state to improve air connectivity of Slovenija. In late July, a new connection to Madrid will join the series. The rich offer of Ljubljana Airport will be complemented by charter flights to 57 holiday destinations.

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