Looking for a new low-cost holiday destination? Airline announces new route from Dublin Airport 9 months ago

Looking for a new low-cost holiday destination? Airline announces new route from Dublin Airport

A cracking spot and not too hard on the pockets.

WOW air disappointed many Irish travellers this week when it announced it would be closing its doors, leaving many passengers stranded in the process.

However, there's some cheer to be had, as this week airBaltic announced a new low-cost route from Dublin Airport to the Latvian capital of Riga.

Reported prices for the flights are definitely in the affordable range, starting at €84 for a round-trip. The airline will operate the flights using the Airbus A220-300, four times a week.

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic said: “Riga is a dynamic city and the key business centre of the Baltic states. We are excited to connect Dublin and Riga as it opens up connections not only to Latvia but also to our wider home region with Tallinn and Vilnius as well as many destinations in Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East.”

Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison added: "We are delighted to welcome airBaltic back to Dublin Airport.

"Riga is a beautiful city steeped in culture and history which medieval old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Passengers can also connect to a range of destinations from Riga to Tallinn, Vilnius, Russia’s cities and the Middle East."

The flights will begin from today (31 March).