Due to the record low demand as COVID-19 spreads around the world, airlines are temporarily shutting down or cancelling flights. After a request from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia and with permit from the Ministry of Transport, Latvian airline airBaltic has scheduled one flight from Malta and one to and from London and Riga.
The flight from Riga to London Gatwick airport will depart on March 20, Friday at 9:00 local time, while from London to Riga it will depart at 11:55 local time. From Malta International Airport the flight will depart on March 20, Friday at 14:50 local time. Each flight will be able to transport up to 140 passengers.
Nationals of the Republic of Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania as well as permanent residents of the relevant countries who wish to return are encouraged to book tickets for the flight via airBaltic telephone call centre dedicated phone line +371 67207771. The ticket price for flight to and from London is 205.00 EUR, but from Malta 235.00 EUR, including one checked bag as well as one cabin bag.
airBaltic is also in contact with Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia to coordinate the demand also for other flights.
Please note that during the booking via telephone call the passengers will need to give and confirm their passport details.
airBaltic invites all passengers arriving with any symptoms of the disease to contact the medical staff in Riga International Airport at arrival sectors E and C before baggage reclaim. Passengers arriving from virus affected territories are obliged to stay at home quarantine for 14 days.