US airline start-up Baltia plans to launch flights between the US and a number of destinations in Eastern Europe in late 2013. The airline is currently seeking approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The first planned route of the airline will be between New York’s JFK Airport and St. Petersburg, Russia. This will be the first non-stop flight by a US carrier between the two cities.
Baltia also plans to launch flights between major US cities and the capital cities of Eastern European countries including including Russia, Latvia, Ukraine, and Belarus.
The airline is currently undertaking the final phase of training its in-flight crew and flight engineers.