Sveiki! Today, I flew from Riga in Latvia to Skiathos in Greece, a route which has never been served by Air Baltic before, and I’m not too entirely sure if anyone on the IFC has flown this route before. Anyways, enjoy these photos!!
Flight Time: 2:35
Aircraft: Airbus A220-300
Airline: Air Baltic
Callsign and Flight Number: BTI605, ATC Callsign Air Baltic 7LP
Climbed to FL290 for about half of the flight due to turbulence, then climbed to Fl350!
And here she is at the gate! The aircraft was started up from cold and dark, as she came in from London Heathrow the night prior. There was an inaugural flight celebration at the gate, where a verity of Greek and Latvian foods were offered, as well as complimentary coffee and tea
aircraft registration is YL-ABA.
Taxi to the runway for an on time departure
Departure out of Riga Airport
Our flight takes us west, avoiding both Russian and Ukrainian airspace due to the current situation between both parties. This photo was taken near the town of Uzhhorod, the closest we got to Ukraine
Decent into the Skiathos airport. This is my first time flying into Greece, and I am absolutely amazed by the scenery!
Landing at the airport. Came near inches away from the British tourists who were stupid enough to get near the runway
Closer view of the Landing at JSI airport
And after a pretty smooth landing and insanely fast stop, we have arrived to Skiathos island. A water cannon salute was given, and another airline has arrived.