EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Latvia
Region: Pieriga; Latvija
Location of affected unit(s): Mārupe


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
51.1 - Passenger air transport
Number Employed: 1366
Group: airBaltic

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 29-09-2021
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 29-09-2021
Foreseen End Date: 01-06-2022
Planned Job Creation: 320

Additional Information

The Latvian airline airBaltic plans to hire an additional 320 flight crew by the summer of 2022. The new positions are for 120 pilots and 200 flight attendants.

The CEO of the company, Martin Gauss, stated that: “We are pleased to see a growing demand for travel, and this year we have launched flights to various new destinations. Given the increase in vaccination coverage worldwide and the review of travel restrictions, we are ready to expand our flights again.”

The company plans to mainly recruit former pilots who were made redundant due to the pandemic and graduates of the airBaltic Pilot Academy.

In addition to pilots, the airline also invites applications from experienced flight attendants and candidates with no previous experience in the aviation industry.