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Press releases 2012


In the summer season the Estonian carrier will renew flights from Riga to Tallinn. In honour of opening the route on Monday, 26 March, at 14.00 a press conference will be held at Riga International Airport.


In the summer flight schedule of Riga International Airport the frequency of flights will increase by 35 percent compared with the winter season.


Today, on 15 February, 34 pupils from different regions of Latvia on the traditional „Shadow Day” at Riga International Airport will find out more about 20 different jobs and about the airport operations in general.


The Ground Handling Department of Riga International Airport last year achieved the highest peak in its history in terms of the quality of services rendered to passengers and aircraft. „In the situation that the number of passengers is steadily growing, we can pride ourselves in excellent service quality,” said Arnis Luhse, Chairman of the Board of Riga International Airport.


On 25 March 2012, Estonian Air will reopen flights between Tallinn and Riga with 17 weekly fights. Estonian Air will serve the route with three daily flights on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and with daily flight on Saturdays and Sundays.


Riga International Airport in 2011 welcomed half a million passengers more than in the previous year breaking another record of passenger traffic in a calendar year. „By handling five million passengers per year we have officially joined the ranks of medium-sized airports and internationally considered a notch above the small airports,” said Arnis Luhse, Chairman of the Board of Riga International Airport.


The new security charge collection procedure from RYANAIR passengers has been introduced without any problems, said Aldis Mūrnieks, member of the board of Riga International Airport. He reminded that starting from 1 January 2012 all the passengers travelling with RYANAIR before departure must pay the charge of 4.92 lats (7 euros) for the security measures implemented at the airport. Other airlines have included the security charge into their air fare.

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