Brussels expands European network with Riga

At the end of October Brussels Airlines will start flights between Brussels Airport and Riga. The capital of Latvia will be connected to the European capital with 6 flights per week.

With Riga, Brussels Airlines adds one of the most attractive North European cities to its network. Thanks to its impressive Art Nouveau / Jugendstil architecture, Hanzestad history and booming cultural life, Riga is a fast-growing tourist destination that attracts more city trippers every year. As the capital of Latvia, Riga is also the economic and political heart of the country and one of the main hubs of the Baltic region. Latvia takes over the European presidency next year, which will significantly increase market demand for direct flights to and from the European capital.

Brussels Airlines will operate six weekly flights to Riga International Airport, all in the afternoon. The flight schedule offers excellent connection possibilities with other Brussels Airlines destinations, including Rome, Barcelona, Birmingham, Lyon, Manchester and Hamburg.

The flights will be operated in collaboration with codeshare partner Air Baltic.


Flight schedule (in local times) Brussels (BRU) – Riga (RIX)                                              

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“We are very happy to add this important European city that was still missing in our network, to our growing flight offer. With Latvia we now connect a second Baltic state to Brussels Airport and to the European capital, after we started flying to Lithuania a few years ago. This investment in a scheduled connection with Latvia, a country that is preparing for the EU presidency, also illustrates that Brussels Airlines fully assumes its role as the main carrier of the European capital.”

-- Bernard Gustin, Brussels Airlines CEO 


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About Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines is the home carrier of Belgium and one of the four network airlines of the Lufthansa Group. It connects the European capital from Brussels Airport with over 90 destinations, 18 of which are in Sub Saharan Africa. The company employs more than 3,400 people and operates 44 aircraft.

Brussels Airlines aims to emit 50% less CO2 by 2030 compared to 2019 and plans to be carbon neutral by 2050. The airline is participating in the Stargate Project led by Brussels Airport and is therefore part of the testing ground for sustainable aviation at its home base. In addition, the airline signed the Circular Economy agreement of the Antwerp Management School in 2021. The airline was the first to transport Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) through the CEPS-pipeline connecting Brussels Airport early 2023. By end 2024, Brussels Airlines will have welcomed five state-of-the-art Airbus A320neo allowing the airline to significantly lower its CO2- and noise-emissions on its medium-haul network.

As an ambassador of its country, Brussels Airlines brings the world to Belgium and the best of Belgium to the world, among others through collaborations with Belgian Star Chefs, Belgian culinary products and the Belgian Icons, specially painted aircraft that honour a Belgian iconic person, team or event to promote Belgian culture worldwide.

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The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance, based on a customer value proposition of global reach, worldwide recognition and seamless service. Since inception, it has offered the largest and most comprehensive airline network, with a focus on improving customer experience across the Alliance journey.

Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 10,000 daily flights to almost 1,200 airports in 184 countries.

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