May 30, 2024

airBaltic lightens up

Latvian airline airBaltic has introduced a new cabin class – Business Light – designed to offer passengers a full onboard business experience and flexibility for a more affordable price.

Martin Gauss, CEO of  airBaltic said: “We always strive to revise our products to meet the changing needs of our customers. The new 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 it will be popular with leisure travellers.”

Business Light passengers receive a dedicated, personal service onboard and are served a seasonal three-course meal and wide selection of beverages. They have a dedicated check in counter, use fast track airport security line and have access to the business lounge. They have an extra baggage allowance. Amendment options vary from the standard Business ticket in terms of flexibility.

The airline has also launched its latest range of non-fungible tokens (NFT) – a digital art collectible that can be used to buy flight tickets. The airline began accepting Bitcoin payments in 2014 in cooperation with service provider BitPay and also accepts other cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin Cash, Ether and Dogecoin for online bookings.

The airBaltic City Collection has been issued on OpenSea marketplace for a fixed price of 0.1 Ether with 10 new designs available at:

The designs feature Latvian city Jūrmala, after which one of the company’s Airbus A220-300 fleet is named. The airline has been issuing NFTs since 2021 and other collections feature art of other cities: Kuldīga, Cēsis, Alūksne, Liepāja, Bauska, Sigulda, Jelgava, Ogre, Valmiera, Gulbene, Smiltene and Līvāni.

The NFT holders receive airBaltic Club points andother loyalty program benefits. Owners of the airBaltic City Collection NFTs will be able to receive Planies NFT free of charge. Learn more