AirBaltic is one of the largest Latvian carriers in the Baltic States. In the international IATA code, it is under the acronym BT. The carrier operates flights between Riga and other various cities in the eastern and northern Europe. Airplanes with the characteristic light green logo, travel to several capitals in Western Europe, North Africa and even to Asian which was the former Soviet Republic. Some connections are also made from other nearby airports.
The airline was established in 1995 in cooperation with Scandinavian Airlines. Initially, it was only a direct carrier, but since 2008 the concept has changed. Nowadays, Air Baltic Airlines is a network carrier that combines the features of a traditional national carrier with those of a low-cost airline. The Latvian government is the majority shareholder of this company.