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Year 2010

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RIX receives the Best Airport Award 2010

On 26 April RIGA International Airport received The Emerging Market Airports Award (EMA) in the Best Airport category handling up to five million passengers per year. The first prestigious award function was held in Dubai and the award was accepted by Krišjānis Peters, Chairman of the Board of RIGA International Airport.

According to EMA, the EMA awards evaluate a broad spectrum of product and service points across the airport covering a wide variety of passenger types, and highest satisfaction ratings.

EMA awards celebrate the excellent results of the emerging markets airports in Middle East, Africa, India, Russia, CIS, and the Baltic states that were surveyed by a diverse and discerning group of professionals involved in airports, aviation, aerospace, cargo and logistics industries. The finalists were selected by the members of an advisory panel who scrutinised every entry and analysed each company over the past twelve months.

RIX recognized as a model for EU airports serving passengers with disabilities and reduced mobility in 2010

By implementing Regulation (EC) No 1107/2006 concerning the rights of disabled persons and persons with reduced mobility when travelling by air RIGA International Airport has become even more convenient and friendly to people with disability or reduced mobility and is now set as an example to other airports of the European Union in relation to the implementation of the EU Regulation.

Krišjānis Peters, Chairman of the Board of RIGA International Airport, said: „The airport has always strived to be accessible and convenient for all its passengers. The Regulation that is now binding on all EU airports is a significant step toward making air travel easier and more pleasant for passengers with reduced mobility. Choosing RIGA International Airport to be an example to other EU airports is a demonstration of high esteem of the productive cooperation, care, understanding and genuine interest of our staff, institutions and public organizations to make our airport better.”