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On 26th of February airBaltic CEO Martin Gauss visited Cesis to congratulate its citizens and major Janis Rozenbergs since Cesis is voted as the most beloved destination in Latvia. Since November 2018 one of the airBaltic’s Airbus A220-300 airplanes is named after Cesis.

To honor the Centenary of Latvia, airBaltic wants to raise Latvia’s international profile even more by naming 14 of its Airbus A220-300 after the most beloved cities of Latvia. From a competition of 14 beautiful Latvian cities, with over 98000 votes all together, 9183 votes went to Cesis and by that Cesis has placed 1st as the most beloved city in Latvia!

airBaltic CEO Martin Gauss adds: "As Latvia’s leading export brand we are investing to enhance world’s awareness of Latvia and these 14 cities in the world by allowing millions of passengers to find out about these cities and their locations. Now we are visiting these beautiful places which have been recognized as most beautiful cities to congratulate each one of them individually.”

“I am trully proud that one of the latest airBaltic airplanes is named after Cēsis and brings its name to the world. Cesis is literally have sped it s wings! We are thankful to each and everyone who voted for Cesis and helped our city to be places it the top of Latvias most loved cities. Both the love from citizens and from friends is the highest appreciation we can wish for” confesses Cesis major Janis Rozenbergs.

The Airbus A220-300 offers excellent flying experience with such benefits for passengers as wider seats, larger windows, more hand luggage space in the cabin, improved lavatories and more. New aircraft is also much quieter – with four times smaller noise footprint. Moreover, at the moment, it is the greenest commercial aircraft in the world, as it is the first aircraft to have a transparent declaration of the life-cycle environmental impact, helping to reduce CO2 and NOX emissions by 20% and 50% respectively.

airBaltic serves over 70 destinations from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius, offering the largest variety of destinations and convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East. Next summer airBaltic will launch a new direct route from Riga to Dublin, Stuttgart, Kos, Manorca and Lviv.

airBaltic (AIR BALTIC CORPORATION) is the world’s most punctual airline connecting the Baltic region with 70 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and the CIS. airBaltic is a joint stock company that was established in 1995. Its primary shareholder is the Latvian state, which holds 80.05% of the stock, while Lars Thuesen holds around 20% through his fully-owned Aircraft Leasing 1 SIA. The airBaltic fleet consists of 34 aircraft – 14 Airbus A220-300s, 8 Boeing 737s and 12 Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft. airBaltic has received numerous international awards for excellence, innovative services, and achievements in reshaping its business. In 2017, the airline received the CAPA Regional Airline of the Year awards, while in 2018 airBaltic received the ATW Airline Industry Achievement Award as the Market Leader of the Year. airBaltic achieved the best on-time performance globally in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.


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