As of November 8, Latvian airline airBaltic will begin flights from Riga to the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport. The last flight from Riga to Berlin Tegel Airport will take place on November 6.

airBaltic Airbus A 220-300 (Press photo: airBaltic)

airBaltic first launched direct flights from Riga to Berlin back in 2002. At first, the airline flew to Berlin Tempelhof Airport, but moved its operations to Berlin Tegel later that year. Today, airBaltic performs direct flights from Berlin to all three Baltic capitals.

Terminal 1 of the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport was officially opened on October 31, with scheduled flight operations at Berlin Tegel ending on November 7. The new airport is named after former West Berlin mayor and West German chancellor Willy Brandt. It has a capacity of handling 43 million passengers per year.

During this winter season, airBaltic plans to connect Riga with 40 destinations across its network, offering flights to major European business hubs and a selection of leisure and skiing destinations.

Currently airBaltic performs direct flights from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius to various European business hubs and popular leisure destinations. A complete schedule of airBaltic flights can be found on the company’s homepage HERE

Read more about the new airBaltic health measures HERE

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