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The airport breaks its cargo handling record

Riga International Airport serviced 17 416 tonnes of cargo in the 1st half a year of 2012, an unprecedented amount to date in the history of the airport. It is 194,7 per cent higher than in the same period last year.


On average, the airport has been previously handling 1,000 tonnes of cargo per month. The amount of the cargo handled at the airport has been boosted thanks to commencement of operations by two US airlines Kalitta Air and National Air Cargo.


“Given the significance of fast cargo servicing and delivery to the destination, Riga International Airport has already created 11 new jobs in order to perform this function. It is not only the airport that benefits as a result of the development of the cargo transport, but the entire economy of Latvia as well," said Arnis Luhse, Chairman of the Board of Riga International Airport.