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airBaltic connects Riga and Budapest

The first airBaltic flight connecting Budapest with Latvia's capital, Riga, arrived at Hungary's main airport, Budapest Franz Liszt Airport yesterday. The flight was greeted by the Latvian Ambassador, the Budapest Mayor's Office and representatives of the National Tourist Office, Travelio.net reported.

airBaltic will have four round trip flights weekly – one every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. airBaltic will be using the Bombardier Q400 as their primary aircraft, though their inaugural flight featured a Boeing 737.

"Senior personnel from airBaltic and Budapest Airport have been working on the opening of this new flight for almost two years...We are very proud that airBaltic – the biggest airline in the Baltic countries – has chosen Budapest as it's new destination," stated CEO of Budapest Airport Josh Lammers, as cited by the website.

Passengers will benefit from improved transit connections to places in Russia, Scandinavia and the CIS. Economy tickets will be sold initially for base price of €49  for a one-way flight.