British Airways adds Riga to its network



British Airways has today announced four new short-haul routes including Riga (RIX). Flights will operate three times a week to Heathrow, on days that work perfectly for those visiting friends and relatives for a long weekend as well as those in search of an exciting city break. 


The routes add breadth to the airline’s schedule and will operate from the beginning of July, running throughout summer. Customers can book from today via Customers benefit from British Airways’ flexible booking policy, offering customers no change fees or a voucher exchange for bookings made for travel before the end of April 2022, giving customers a large variety of options should their plans change.

Neil Chernoff, British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances, said: “It’s great to be launching new routes as we listen to our customers and assess where they want to travel. We know this new destination will be popular with people visiting friends and relatives, but they also offer great city breaks, when the time is right, with flights that head out just before the weekend and return on Sunday.”

Riga, the largest of all three Baltic capital cities, houses a UNESCO World Heritage site, and is known for its Art Nouveau style buildings.

British Airways has introduced a range of safety measures and partnerships to make the travel experience simple, safe and enjoyable during and after the pandemic. These include partnerships with cleaning brand Dettol, testing providers Randox and Qured, and mobile travel health app VeriFly.


Dates operating

Days of week

Flight number

Outbound timings

Inbound timings

Return from

Riga, Latvia, RIX

2 Jul – 26 Sep

Wed, Fri, Sun





Cluj-Napoca, Romania, CLJ

2 Jul – 26 Sep

Wed, Fri, Sun





Gdansk, Poland, GDN

2 Jul – 26 Sep

Wed, Fri, Sun





Wroclaw, Poland, WRO

1 Jul – 26 Sep

Thurs, Sun