Riga. The famous Latvian composer Raimonds Tiguls has written special melodies for the Latvian national airline’s airBaltic Airbus A220-300 aircraft in honour of Latvia's Centenary. The series of melodies consists of four different themes – spring, summer, autumn and winter, and can be heard as passengers board and disembark from the aircraft.
Raimonds Tiguls, Latvian composer: “The idea behind this composition was to create ambient music with a national identity for airBaltic passengers in honour of Latvia’s Centenary celebration. The aim is to create a relaxing feeling for the passengers, so they could fully enjoy their flight.”
Raimonds Tiguls is a famous Latvian composer, musician, author and producer who is known far beyond Latvia’s border. His music is released by Galaxy Music Corporation in the United States and earlier this year could be heard at Carnegie Hall in New York City, where it was performed by the National Festival Chorus and Tiguls himself.
The Airbus A220-300 offers excellent flying experience with such benefits for passengers as wider seats, larger windows, more hand luggage space in the cabin, improved lavatories and more. New aircraft is also much quieter – with four times smaller noise footprint. Moreover, at the moment, it is the greenest commercial aircraft in the world, as it is the first aircraft to have a transparent declaration of the life-cycle environmental impact, helping to reduce CO2 and NOX emissions by 20% and 50% respectively.
airBaltic serves over 70 destinations from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius, offering the largest variety of destinations and convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East. For summer 2019, airBaltic has introduced three new destinations from Tallinn to Malaga, Brussels and Copenhagen. In addition, next season airBaltic will launch a new direct route connecting Riga and Stuttgart.
airBaltic in brief:
airBaltic (AIR BALTIC CORPORATION) is the world’s most punctual airline connecting the Baltic region with 70 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and the CIS. airBaltic is a joint stock company that was established in 1995. Its primary shareholder is the Latvian state, which holds 80.05% of the stock, while Lars Thuesen holds around 20% through his fully-owned Aircraft Leasing 1 SIA. The airBaltic fleet consists of 33 aircraft – 10 Airbus A220-300s, 11 Boeing 737s and 12 Bombardier Q400Next Gen aircraft. airBaltic has received numerous international awards for excellence, innovative services, and achievements in reshaping its business. In 2012, airBaltic was ranked by Airlinetrends among the Top 10 airlines globally for innovations. In 2017, the airline received the CAPA Regional Airline of the Year awards, while in 2018 airBaltic received the ATW Airline Industry Achievement Award as the Market Leader of the Year. airBaltic achieved the best on-time performance globally in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.