AirBaltic CEO Bertolt Flick will be one of just a few airline heads to regard 2009 as a success, despite the fact that the "whole Baltic market has been affected by the [economic] crisis," he told ATWOnline, because the carrier has "found our niche with less competition and is expecting a very profitable year." The Latvian airline was forced to evolve from a point-to-point carrier supporting SAS Group hubs into a network airline (ATWOnline, Dec. 19, 2008). "Of course we didn't know if we ...

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