Air Baltic has launched a new Business Light fare which it says “offers passengers a full on board business class experience as well as select flexibility options for a more affordable price”.

The new fare offers the same fast-track security benefits, extra luggage allowance, lounge access and inflight services (including a three-course meal) as are currently received by those purchasing the full business class fare.

The differences between the two fare options is in the ticket flexibility – Business Light customers can only make free changes to their flight date / time before the original scheduled departure time, after which a €50 fee is incurred, whereas full fare Business customers can do so at anytime.

In addition name changes to a Business Light ticket are charged at €100, while they are free of charge with the full Business fare.

Finally Air Baltic Club members travelling on a Business Light fare receive a bonus 150 points, compared to 200 bonus points with the full Business fare.

Commenting on the news Martin Gauss, chief executive officer of Air Baltic, said:

“As an innovative airline we always strive to revise our products to meet the changing needs of our customers.

“The newly introduced ticket type provides the passenger all of the services traditionally associated with business class, and will increase our competitiveness in the European aviation market. We expect that it will be popular also among leisure travellers.”