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Reception to the veterans on the airport's 20th anniversary

In September the airport in its status of a state-owned company VAS „Starptautiskā lidosta „Rīga”” celebrated its 20th anniversary. The airport has developed together with the restored independence of Latvia whereas another event - the 40th anniversary of the airport (its terminal was built in 1974) - will take place in 2014.

On 6 October Arnis Luhse, Chairman of the Board of the airport, at the VIP centre gave a reception in honour of 35 airport veterans and thanked them for their work.

Among those who had come to congratulate the veterans were Dzintars Pomers, the former Chairman of the Board of Riga International Airport, and Džineta Innusa, Deputy State Secretary of the Ministry of Transport. She expressed her feeling of gratification and privilege to meet the long-term employees of the airport whereas Dz. Pomers praised them as „the people of pure gold together with whom excellent years had been spent.”

„The value of a business is not in money,” said A. Luhse in his address to the veterans, „but in its people. I know that real professionals work here and that they love their work with all their hearts – it is those people who are the true value of the company.”

In memory of the event the participants of the celebration received gifts from the Chairman of the Board whereas three employees who have worked at the airport since its foundation day – Tatjana Marčenkova, Regīna Kivle and Nikolajs Pomerancevs – were also presented with the Certificates of Merit from the Ministry of Transport.


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