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Year 2011


The Ministry of Welfare Acknowledges VAS (SJSC) “Starptautiskā lidosta “Rīga”” (Riga International Airport) as a Family-Friendly Merchant


On 8 September 2011, during an award ceremony, the Ministry of Welfare awarded twelve companies, including Riga International Airport, a status of family-friendly merchant.

Twelve companies who received the award, were selected in cooperation with the Sustainability Index, developing and integrating criteria of family-friendly policy implementation at the company in the Index survey. The Ministry of Welfare awarded the status of a family-friendly merchant to companies that implement a family-friendly policy within their companies, and in a wider public context, for example, providing services and ensuring appropriate environment.

Among the Best Ten in the Corporate Reputation Top

VAS “Starptautiskā lidosta “Rīga”” ranked 10th out of 150 largest companies of Latvia in the Corporate Reputation Top created by Nords Porter Novelli and newspaper “Dienas Bizness”. 

Every year, 150 companies are included in the Corporate Reputation Top. The companies are selected on the basis of turnover and publicity in media. 


Riga International Airport Receives Bronze Category 2011 of Sustainability Index


On 12 May 2011, participants of the initiative “Sustainability Index” were awarded, evaluating their performance in five areas of sustainable operations.  It was the first time Riga International Airport joined the initiative, and the company reached bronze level. 

In the Sustainability Index, companies are qualified in bronze, silver, and, since 2011, in golden categories.

Most Praised Company 2011


Last weekend, the campaign “Praise a Good Service!” ended, during which companies and general public were asked to pay more attention to client service culture. During the campaign, the most praised companies, and state, and municipality institutions in Latvia were named. Riga International Airport is among the most praised companies this year and was awarded a prize in the category “Infrastructure”.