April - June 2012

29.06.2012

On 3 July a new Spanish carrier Iberia Express opened traffic from Riga to the capital of Spain Madrid. There will be two flights a week – on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

29.06.2012

On 19 April the airline Norwegian opened flights to the capital of Sweden Stockholm (Arlanda Airport) and on 4 May – to the capital of Denmark Copenhagen.

29.06.2012

Twenty years ago Finnair began flying to and from Riga International Airport, resuming regular service between the Latvian capital and Finnair’s hub in Helsinki. The occasion was marked with a ceremony, while Finnair passengers arriving at and departing from RIX received special gifts from airport personnel. Passengers were also offered complimentary champagne on board their flights.

29.06.2012

On 8 June a military aircraft C5 Galaxy – one of the biggest airplanes in the world – landed at Riga Airport.

29.06.2012

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

29.06.2012

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.

29.06.2012

Since March, Riga International Airport has been providing a new – individual passenger service – to its clients.

29.06.2012

According to a recently published study commissioned by IATA, the International Air Transport Association, the aviation industry plays a key role in Latvia‘s trade and economy. According to the study, undertaken by Oxford Economics, aviation accounts for 2.0 per cent of Latvia‘s GDP, and the industry supports jobs for 2.0 per cent of workforce in the country.

29.06.2012

The Big Spring Cleaning Campaign on 21 April was actively supported by approximately 160 activists – the airport employees with families and the staff of the German Chamber of Commerce. At the end of the big clean-up they were joined by the employees of the neighbouring company DHL who had initially tidied the surroundings of their office and later cleaned the road to the airport.

29.06.2012

In the second quarter of 2012 Riga International airport received three awards of the national scale.

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