Route Development

 MAJOR REASONS FOR ROUTE DEVELOPMENT TO/FROM RIX

• RIX is the leading airport and main traffic hub in the Baltics, serving almost half of all passengers in the region.
• 2016 was a record-breaking year for Riga Airport as there were 5.4 million passengers served (+4.6 %)!
• The growth continues - first half of 2017 shows + 8.7 %!
• Riga International Airport has become one of five most rapidly growing airports in Europe in July. Airport’s growth significantly exceeds average indexes of European airports and also group’s average results.
• Riga Airport has been awarded for Top European Airport Cost Competitiveness Excellence by ATRS (The Air Transport Research Society) as the most competitive airport in Europe in terms of costs and tariff structure per one passenger.
• Central location, superior road network and a sea port ensures easily accessible traffic to and from all three Baltic countries, Scandinavia and Germany.
• Riga is the metropolis of the Baltics and the 3rd largest North – European City!
• Latvia has one of the fastest growing economies in the EU (1, 6% growth in 1st quarter of 2017). Forecast by Ministry of Finance for 2017 – 3.2% growth.
• Latvia is an EU country, a member of Schengen and an active participant of the World Trade Organization, enjoying all the benefits of free and open trade in the world’s markets. Customs and border procedures have been standardized for effective planning and coordination with trade partners around the world. Furthermore, Latvia has also become a full-fledged OECD member.
• Latvia has a unique geographical and cultural position, providing a strategic location for business operations targeting developed economies of the EU and emerging markets of eastern neighbors. Latvia is a natural gateway between the US, EU and Asia (especially Russia/CIS).
• Positive tourism growth. In 2016, 2.3 million visitors were hosted at Latvian tourist accommodation establishments, which was 7.7 % more than the year before.
• Riga has over 700 art nouveau buildings, more than any other European city and is among top 10 best European cities for art nouveu (The Guardian).
• Riga is among the most affordable cities to travel in Europe for a weekend break (City Costs Barometer 2016).
• Lonely Planet has announced that Latvia is one of Top 10 countries to visit in 2016, and awarded Latvia the high award Best in Travel 2016.
 

MARKETING SUPPORT

Riga Airport offers all necessary support you need for opening and introducing new routes to and from Riga Airport.
Marketing Support Package

• Welcoming route launch event for all new and existing airlines.
• Press conference, media invitation and press release distribution.
• Free advertising opportunities within the terminal.
• Free advertising on RIX webpage.
For further information, priorities and application procedure please contact RIX at.

ROUTE OPPORTUNITIES


 

 

 

To discuss any Route Development or Aviation Marketing opportunities, please contact:

Laura Audariņa, Route Development Manager

http://www.riga-airport.com