Latvian airline airBaltic has received the 2018 ATW Airline Industry Achievement Award as the “Market Leader of the Year” by the Air Transport World (ATW), a leading monthly magazine covering the global airline industry.
“2017 was a record year for airBaltic and we are more than thrilled to be recognized on a global scale by ATW,” said Martin Gauss, chief executive officer of airBaltic. “The strong performance of airBaltic allowed us to increase our market share in the Baltic region and to strengthen our position as the market leader,” he added.
The ATW Airline Industry Achievement Awards were established in 1974. They are bestowed upon individuals and organizations that have been distinguished through outstanding performance, innovation, and superior service. The Market Leader of the Year award goes to an airline that has set itself apart from its peers, either in a geographic region or a market sector, or that has created or stimulated a market.
“AirBaltic has dramatically expanded and improved commercial air service in the Baltics. This innovative airline delivers quality customer service, with advanced aircraft such as the Bombardier C series and high performance standard,” said ATW editor-in-Chief Karen Walker.
In addition, airBaltic has been ranked No 1 globally in punctuality in 2017 by OAG analysts, who tracked the performance of a total of over 50 million flight records. The carrier has been on the top of the global on-time performance ranking for the past four consecutive years.
AirBaltic serves over 60 destinations from its home base in Riga, Latvia. From every one of these locations, airBaltic offers convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, CIS and the Middle East. In addition, the carrier also offers direct flights from Tallinn and Vilnius.
TAL Aviation is the GSA (General Sales Agent) of airBaltic in Greece.