Review of Air Baltic flight Paris Riga in Economy

Airline Air Baltic
Flight BT692
Class Economy
Seat 6A
Aircraft Airbus A220-300
Flight time 02:50
Take-off 17 Nov 22, 09:30
Arrival at 17 Nov 22, 13:20
BT   #1 out of 14 Low-cost airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 71 reviews
Published on 7th December 2022


We are back for a week-end with friends in the Baltics.
Not a lot of options from Paris to Riga, we will fly on the Air Baltic A220.

I am very happy to fly back on an A220, and especially to try it on a 2nd airline.
I keep in mind a not so good memory about Air Baltic, on a flight back from Tallinn on a Fokker 50, then on a B737-300.
I hope the new A220 of Air Baltic would help them improve their level, especially when seeing the price of the flights (250€ go and turn). 

The routing will be the following. 


  • BT692 - Economique - Paris → Riga - Airbus A220-300 You are here
  • BT693 - Economique - Riga → Paris - Airbus A220-300 Coming soon

I arrive at CDG airport by train, direction the terminal 2B.
Ast impression, the terminal feels new, it has just ended its renewal. 

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Nobody at Air Baltic desk, but bad news, our flight is delayed of 30 min. 

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Lugage check, common between 2B and 2D, it's new,fast and the staff is very kind.
To go to the gates, we meet with the orange corner. 

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New shops have appeared on the common area between 2B and 2D.
The renew of these terminals is a good surprise.

Thanks to huge windows, a nice spotting is to come : :)
A319 ITA in its new livery, for LIN : 

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Brussels Airlines in A319 new livery :

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A320 néo Swiss :

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And our A220, which has arrived with a delay over 30 min

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Pre-boarding is lauched, a low-cost reflex, which is to my mind not useful for Air Baltic.
I continued to spot to board the last
A319 Finnair, in oneworld livery 

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Then, it is our turn to board.
Nothing to say, A220 matches well with Air Baltic livery.

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Fuselage shot

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Doar time

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Passage through the "Business"

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Then, my seat : the 6A

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Air Baltic is branded everywhere in the aircraft

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Pitch is more than royal for a low cost carrier.
The seat, is not as good as Air France A220, but is more than ok.

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Sight on our PW 1500G, colors of Air Baltic are everywhere 

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One advantage compare to AF cabin is the "almost-individual" screen.

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A safety video is broadcasted
Not bad for an A220 ! 

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Air Baltic is really proud of its  A220

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We will pushback with a delay of an hour.
Passage in front of LH and Air Malta

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Then, once again, next to the orange corner of the T2B

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We will meet an other low-cost, with a different green color, on its way back to ORY

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We aligned in front of this wonderful B777 in skyteam livery of AF

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Takeoff over AF E&M

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And, soon after, a clear blue sky for our flight

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Sharklet always BK branded :

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I will spend my cruise time by the window and on the IFE geovision

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Cross over the Northern sea

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We will start our descent over a very dark sky

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And, under, it is even darker, even if it is only 2pm

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Airport in sight

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Not a lot of life next to RIX

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Landing with a 40 min delay

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local unhabitants

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B737-8 Max of SkyUp, which is not really in its place in RIX :(

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On ira se parker à côté du roi de la low-cost.
Décidement, RIX semble être un aéroport très low-cost friendly.
Même si Air Baltic a très nettement réhaussé le ton avec ses A220 

We will go parking next to the low-cost king.
RIX seems to be a very low-cost friendly airport.
Even if Air Baltic has improved a lot with its A220 

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Deboarding directly on the tarmac, and its -7°C in RIX 

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It is really Air Baltic kingdom

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Many options available to join the city center

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We decided to join the city-center via the Bus 22, in 20 min (for 1,70€)

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Thanks for reading

See you soon for the way back

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Cabin crew8.0
Buy-on-board menu6.0

Paris - CDG


Riga - RIX



A very good flight on the A220 of Air Baltic, which is way over the low-cost level, despite a high ticket price.
CDG 2B/2D have improved a lot thanks to there renewal.
RIX seems to be well adapted to Air Baltic's needs, and is easily accessible from the city center

Information on the route Paris (CDG) Riga (RIX)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 10 reviews of 1 airlines on the route Paris (CDG) → Riga (RIX).


The airline with the best average rating is Air Baltic with 7.1/10.

The average flight time is 2 hours and 45 minutes.

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  • Comment 616933 by
    NGO85 GOLD 1871 Comments

    Thank you for sharing this FR!

    The BT A220s are very sleek looking in their livery and share the grey/lime green ambience of their neighbors to the north (AY). The fare is not very LCC, yet the service is^^

    The seat belt choices in the “J” seats on BT are quite unique.

  • Comment 617072 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 6105 Comments

    Nice to see a report on the BT A220! It's really a beautiful aircraft inside and out! The cabin still looks nice. I've yet to fly on an A220, but am glad that it's turned out to be a popular aircraft after a shaky and uncertain start.

    Thanks for sharing!

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