airBaltic (BT) Delayed/Cancelled Flights Compensation
airBaltic airline has been named the most punctual airline for two years in a row from 2014-2015. As per OAG, one of the best online flight surveillance tools, the airline has a punctuality rate of 94.4% which connects to destinations across Europe, The Middle East, and Russia. Though having such a high rate of been on schedule, the flights of this airline do get delayed.
The statistics for the period of November 15th, 2015 to December 31st, 2015 shows that the flights of this airline have been on schedule 89% of the time while none of its flights have been cancelled or diverted. And the airlines’ flight delay rate stands at 9%. Since airBaltic is a European Airline and therefore it has to follow all the laws and regulation of Europe.
If your airBaltic flight was delayed for more than 3 hours or gets cancelled without any notice of at least 2 weeks then according to the EC Regulation 261/2004, you can claim up to 600€ (£528) as compensation.
Usually, the claiming process is quite simple as you need to contact the airline with the required details and they should help you with the compensation. But this doesn’t happen as the airline tries to cheat passengers by offering coupons or other stuff.
To know how much you can claim from airBaltic Airlines you can make use of our Flight Delay Compensation Calculator.
You just need to enter your airBaltic flight number and your date of travel which is available on your flight ticket or on your Boarding Pass. Once you have entered the flight information, you can check for free the amount you can claim from the airlines.
You may also claim for denied boarding due to oversold flight tickets or if you missed your connecting flight due to your first flight delay.
airBaltic (BT) Airlines
airBaltic airline has its headquarters at Riga International Airport; the airline is a low-cost carrier which also happens to be the flag carrier of Latvia. airBaltic establishment took place on 28th August 1995 as a joint venture between Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) (29%) and the Latvian Government (51%) alongwith Baltic International USA (8%) and Swedfund International AB (6%) and is currently owned by the Latvian Government.
The airline started operating from 1st October 1995 with the arrival of its first aircraft, a Saab 340. In October 2004, Air Baltic was rebranded as AirBaltic which is also styled as airBaltic.The logo adopted by the airline consists of mainly white, with the name of the airline written in blue on the forward fuselage, the ‘B’ logo being heavily stylized in blue checks. This blue checker pattern was repeated at the tailfin of the aircraft. The airline has won many awards of which it happened to be chosen for anna.aero ANNIES award in 2010 as Europe’s largest flag carrier by new routes. airBaltic airline has been ranked no.1 for being the most punctual airline in the world for the past two years.
Air Baltic Alliances and CodeShare Agreements
The airline is not part of any alliance nor does it has any subsidiary, but it does have codeshare agreements with many airlines. These airlines are as follows:
- British Airways – Oneworld
- Air Berlin – Oneworld
- Air Serbia
- Austrian Airlines – Star Alliance
- Azerbaijan Airlines
- Alitalia – SkyTeam
- Air France – SkyTeam
- Aegean Airlines – Star Alliance
- Czech Airlines – SkyTeam
- Etihad Airways
- Aeroflot – SkyTeam
- Georgian Airlines
- LOT Polish Airlines – Star Alliance
- KLM – SkyTeam
- Scandinavian Airlines – Star Alliance
- TAP Portugal – Star Alliance
*Note: data is from May 2013
airBaltic’s Aircrafts and Destinations
The airline has 25 fleets under its name as per the data provided till March 2015. These are 8 Boeing 737-300’s, 5 Boeing 737-500’s & 12 Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 NextGen.
Air Baltic destinations includes: Aalborg, Helsinki, Amsterdam, Athens, Baku, Bari, Berlin, Billund,Brussels, Bucharest, Burgas, Chisinau, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Dubrovnik,Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Gothenburg, Hamburg, Kiev, Vienna, Larnaca, London, Rhodes, Malta, Milan, Minsk, Moscow, Munich, Nice, Olbia, Oslo, Palanga, Budapest, Paris, Pisa, Poprad, Prague, Radom, Riga, Rijeka, Palma de Mallorca, Rome, Salzburg, Stavanger, Stockholm, St. Petersburg, Tallinn, Tbilisi, Tel Aviv, Thessaloniki, Turku, Venice, Verona, Vilnius, Warsaw, Zurich, Aalesund. From Riga.
From Tallinn it flies to Berlin, Paris, Vienna.
From Vilnius the destinations are Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Paris.
From Frankfurt & Dortmund it flies to Heringsdorf.
Dr. Mirko C. Ulbrich