If necessary, the government will be ready to support airBaltic / Day

“The government is aware of how serious and systemic a company is airBaltic and also aviation in general to ensure the accessibility of Latvia. We record this every time we decide on any restrictions related to movement between countries, “said the Minister of Transport.

He also pointed out that the situation in aviation was not improving: the pandemic wave was still spreading across Europe, so passenger traffic between countries was still at its lowest level.

At the same time, Linkaits noted – it is hoped that in late spring or early summer the epidemiological situation will allow travel. “It is hoped that in late spring, early summer the situation will be such that travel will be possible, and then one big part airBaltic The fleet will be used as before, “said the Minister.

It has already been reported that the European Commission, after several months of evaluation in early July 2020, supported the decision of the Latvian government airBaltic invest EUR 250 million in equity to support the Covid-19 crisis. On August 4 last year, funding was invested, and airBaltic the share capital amounted to 506,472,824 euros.

At the same time airBaltic Martin Gauss, chief executive, said in February that a re-emergence of additional national support by European airlines was inevitable in the coming months.

It is also reported that airBaltic In January this year, 44,400 passengers were carried, which is 86% less than in the corresponding period last year. The airline operated 900 flights in January, which is 80% less than in January last year.

In 2020 airBaltic carried a total of 1.34 million passengers, which is 73% less than in 2019.

Source: Diena.lv by www.diena.lv.

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