airBaltic has teased two new additions to its network with a series of hints on its Twitter account ahead of a full reveal next week. We take a closer look at what all of this could mean below.
Two new routes to come
airBaltic is set to expand its network with two new destinations, although full details will remain under wraps for now. The Latvian flag carrier kept his followers guessing with some cryptic clues posted on his Twitter account.
Each destination is indicated by three symbols – the first destination consists of a camel, a mosque and a red square, while the second destination is a bird, a palm tree and a roller coaster.
airBaltic currently serves more than 70 destinations across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, offering flights to the United Arab Emirates, Reykjavík and Tenerife.
Keep your eyes peeled as the airline will reveal all to you next week.
What are the two new destinations?
The consensus on social networks seems to be that Morocco is the first destination mentioned. The airline does not serve any airports in Morocco and may have opted for the popular tourist cities of Casablanca or Marrakech.
Morocco and Gran Canaria are two possible destinations. Photo: Getty Images
The second destination is trickier but clearly points to a seaside or island getaway. Responding to a comment on Twitter, airBaltic appeared to rule out Funchal, Madeira as a second destination, responding with “Ahhh, Funchal! Maybe one day.”
The all-A220 carrier offered a more encouraging response to a follower who guessed Gran Canaria, which would also be related to the bird index (canary), so do what you want with it.
More than 300% more passengers in May
airBaltic carried 323% more passengers last month than the same period in 2021 and also saw strong demand for its summer services.
CEO Martin Gauss said:
“Now that most COVID-19 related restrictions have been lifted in many parts of the world, we are seeing an increase in passenger demand for business and leisure destinations. This is also reflected in the results achieved in May, as well as in the latest bookings for the upcoming summer month, so we anticipate that during the busier summer months we will carry even more passengers.
The carrier served around 284,700 passengers in May, a significant recovery from 67,300 in 2021. airBaltic flew 3,490 during the month, a 163% increase over last year.
Which two destinations do you think airBaltic is referring to? Let us know your guesses in the comments.