Air Baltic has announced plans for its second Scottish destination, with seasonal flights between Riga and Edinburgh launching in June.

The carrier will fly twice weekly (Monday and Friday) between the two capital cities from June 4, as follows:

  • Flight BT669 will depart Riga at 1600, arriving into Edinburgh at 1650
  • Flight BT670 will depart Edinburgh at 1735, arriving into Riga at 2215

The route will be served by Air Baltic’s A220-300 aircraft, configured with 145 seats in a 2-3 layout.

Ryanair also offers flights between Edinburgh and the Latvian capital.

The new route joins Air Baltic’s existing seasonal service between Aberdeen and Riga.

The carrier is also set to launch seasonal flights between Manchester and Riga this June.

Air Baltic to launch Riga-Manchester route

Commenting on the news Gordon Dewar, chief executive of Edinburgh airport, said:

“We are always looking to add new routes and we are excited to be welcoming Air Baltic to Edinburgh airport and connecting the capital cities of Scotland and Latvia.

“We know people are eager to travel when conditions allow and we want to be able to offer some excitement through new destinations, and Riga is definitely one for people to check out and experience one of the finest cities in the Baltics.”

Air Baltic recently announced plans to trial the IATA Travel Pass digital health passport app, initially on the carrier’s routes from Riga t Amsterdam and Oslo.

Air Baltic to trial IATA Travel Pass