Just days after Ryanair launched flights to Lviv, Ukraine, today Latvian airline airBaltic announced its plans to fly to the "Little Paris of Ukraine".

airBaltic will launch a new direct service from Riga to Lviv, Ukraine, on April 1, 2019. The new summer seasonal flights will offer convenient connections between the two cities. It will be already the third airBaltic destination in Ukraine in addition to Kiev and Odessa.

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “By launching new flights from Riga to Lviv, we continue to expand our summer route map and offer more travel opportunities to our passengers. Lviv is one of the most important economic and cultural centres of Ukraine located near the picturesque eastern Carpathian Mountains.”

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Flight frequency

Start date

Price *,

Basic

Price *,

Premium

Price*,

Business

Riga – Lviv

4 flights weekly

April 1, 2019

69 EUR

125 EUR

399 EUR

*Lowest fare (one way), including taxes, fees and service charges, subject to availability

airBaltic will operate flights between Riga and Lviv 4 times weekly. Passengers will board a Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft for a flight that will last an hour and 50 minutes. One-way ticket prices start at EUR 69, including airport fees and transaction costs. A full schedule of airBaltic flights can be found on the company's homepage at www.airbaltic.com.

airBaltic serves over 70 destinations from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius, offering the largest variety of destinations and convenient connections via Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, the CIS and the Middle East. For summer 2019, airBaltic has introduced three new destinations from Tallinn to Malaga, Brussels and Copenhagen. In addition, next summer airBaltic will launch a new direct route connecting Riga and Stuttgart.

The Ukrainian city of Lviv is 70 kilometers from the border with Poland. Traces of its Polish and Austro-Hungarian heritage are evident in its architecture, which blends Central and Eastern European styles with those of Italy and Germany. Lviv is known as the "Little Paris of Ukraine". It has remarkably preserved Gothic and Renaissance architecture, and boasts many of the country’s brightest and best museums, art galleries, and theatres. Although Lvivians have the reputation as church-goers, they haven’t forgotten how to party. Pubs, clubs, restaurants and coffee houses are plentiful and it’s usually a local who’s stoking the celebration into the early morning hours. The city offers several accommodation options, visit the Booking.com's Lviv page for prices and deals.

Photo Credit: Lviv.travel