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First cargo flight from Afghanistan received

On 29 May Riga International Airport welcomed the first US flight with cargo from Afghanistan.


The first cargo flight from Afghanistan via Riga Airport was performed to ascertain the compliance of the airport infrastructure and services and its intermodal potential with Riga Port. The cargoes will be further delivered to Riga Port and then taken by sea to the United States of America.


Cargo transit to Afghanistan via Latvia started in February 2009 and since then no less than 45 000 TEU cargo have been delivered to Afghanistan. In April 2012, in addition to regular cargo transportation by land, air carriage of cargo from Riga Airport was commenced.


In the event of positive assessment of the trial flight, regular air cargo traffic from Afghanistan will be opened.