Last Updated on 2021-06-25 by Birk Karsten Ecke
Lufthansa and airBaltic have announced that they will be using common code shares for their flights from March 28, 2021. According to a press release from airBaltic dated February 16, 2021, the agreement initially applies to the routes between Munich, Vilnius and Riga. The code share agreement is a good thing for both airlines and customers. Lufthansa has a global network of flight connections, while airBaltic is particularly active in the Baltic States and Eastern Europe. If we are ever allowed to travel normally again, that will give us as customers more connections between Munich and the Baltic capitals.
For customers, code share between airlines has a number of advantages. You can book flights continuously, for example Leipzig-Halle to Munich with Lufthansa and from Munich to Riga with airBaltic. The baggage is passed between the two aircraft. There is only one contractual partner for the entire trip. With the experiences I made on flights with airBaltic and Lufthansa, I have to say that there is no difference when it comes to safety and comfort. Both offer outstanding business class. airBaltic has probably the most modern fleet of any airline. It operates exclusively the brand new Airbus A220-300.