Delta and airBaltic Launch New Codeshare Cooperation
Atlanta, Georgia - Delta Air Lines, in partnership with Latvian national airline airBaltic, has announced the launch of a new codeshare relationship effective November 22. This strategic move comes amidst a surge in demand for transatlantic travel, marking a significant expansion in Delta's European network.Advertising
Expanding Transatlantic Connectivity
Under this codeshare agreement, Delta will add its DL* code to 20 airBaltic-operated routes, enhancing connectivity to three of the Latvian carrier’s key cities: Riga, Tallinn, and Vilnius. This collaboration will provide customers with more convenient connection options and flexible booking and ticketing choices between North America and Latvia.
Strengthening Delta's European Presence
Alain Bellemare, President - International at Delta, emphasized the importance of enhanced partnerships in Delta's long-term strategy to better connect customers to more of the world. He noted that working closely with airBaltic will strengthen Delta’s connection to this vibrant European region and offer consumers in the Baltics unparalleled access to destinations across the United States.
A Milestone for airBaltic
Martin Gauss, President and CEO of airBaltic, described the collaboration with Delta as a historic achievement for airBaltic and Latvia. He highlighted the opportunities this partnership brings, not only in attracting new passengers to airBaltic but also in elevating the Baltics’ global visibility and connectivity.
FAA's Role in Facilitating the Codeshare
The opportunity for this codeshare follows the Latvian Civil Aviation Association obtaining a Category 1 rating from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s International Aviation Safety Assessment program. This rating is crucial as it assesses whether a country’s oversight of its air carriers complies with safety standards established by the International Civil Aviation Organization, enabling operations and codeshare agreements with U.S. air carriers.
airBaltic's Extensive Route Network
airBaltic operates over 100 routes from Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius, and Tampere, offering connections to a wide range of destinations in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and the Caucasus region. This codeshare agreement further expands the reach of both airlines, providing more options for international travelers.
The new codeshare cooperation between Delta Air Lines and airBaltic signifies a strategic expansion in the global aviation network, offering enhanced connectivity and travel options for passengers traveling between North America and the Baltic region. This partnership reflects the growing importance of collaborative efforts in the aviation industry to meet increasing passenger demands and connect diverse regions of the world. For more information, visit Delta's website and airBaltic's website.