Janis Vanags

Job TitleVice President Corporate Communications

Company NameAir Baltic


Janis Vanags has a proven track record in international businesses and projects, and currently is Vice President Corporate Communications for airBaltic.

With Janis Vanags leading the airline’s publicity and branding effort towards wider international recognition in the past five years, airBaltic has received numerous global awards for innovation and trend-setting products and services.

Formerly a small point-to-point carrier on the north eastern edge of Europe, airBaltic currently operates as an efficient network carrier and serves 60 destinations from its home base at Riga, Latvia. From every one of these, airBaltic offers convenient connections via North Hub Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East.

airBaltic has a unique, award-winning hybrid business model and is globally known for its innovations in all aspects of the business – from passenger experience, to inflight entertainment, to ancillary revenues: it was Europe’s first airline to introduce iPad for IFE; the world’s first to start offering roses in the cabin 11 km up in the sky; and even to sell airBaltic Mini Coopers in the world’s first inflight car dealership.

Janis Vanags is a sought after speaker in various international conferences, seminars and universities from London, to Dubai, to Berlin, to Almaty and Kiev.

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