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COVID-19: For Lessees

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Support for Eligible Lessees   
The Cabinet in accordance with the Law “On the Measures to Prevent and Manage the Threat to the State and Its Consequences Caused by the Spread of Covid-19” (Par valsts apdraudējuma un tā seku novēršanas un pārvarēšanas pasākumiem sakarā ar Covid-19 izplatību) (hereinafter – the Law) has issued Regulation of 2 April 2020 “Regulations on the Application for the Exemption or Reduction of the Rent of the Property of a Public Person and a Capital Company Controlled by a Public Person Due to the Spread of Covid – 19” (Noteikumi par publiskas personas un publiskas personas kontrolētas kapitālsabiedrības mantas nomas maksas atbrīvojuma vai samazinājuma piemērošanu sakarā ar Covid – 19 izplatību) (hereinafter – Cabinet Regulation No. 180). 
Cabinet Regulation No. 180 prescribes the procedure for a merchant or other economic operator, association and foundation affected by the emergency situation caused by the spread of Covid-19 to be exempted from rent or for reduction of rent for real estate or movable property of a public person and a capital company controlled by a public person, as well as interest on arrears and penalties for late payment except for payments for the services consumed (hereinafter also the Support) during the validity period of the Law. 


In order to receive the Support, the lessee shall submit an application at the Airport stating the following:

  • The name and registration number of the lessee;
  • The date and number of the real estate or movable property lease agreement and the object of lease;
  • Compliance with the criteria specified in Cabinet Regulation No. 180:
    1)    The lessee's income from economic activity in March, April, May or June 2020, compared to the average income of the 12 months of 2019 or the average income of the months in which the lessee actually operated in the period from 1 January 2019 to 1 March 2020, has decreased by 30%;
    2)    The lessee does not have a tax debt administered by the State Revenue Service, which exceeds 1000 euros, or, if the debt is larger, it has been granted an extension of the payment term or an agreement on voluntary payment of taxes or an agreement has been entered into;
    3)    No insolvency proceedings have been initiated against the lessee at the time of submission of the application;
    4)    The lessee has not had three or more arrears of rent and other related payments or any other material outstanding contractual obligations to the lessor during the past year. If there have been three or more arrears of rent and other related payments during the last year, all debts to the lessor as of 29 February 2020 have been settled on the day of submission of the application or an agreement has been concluded with the lessor on a debt repayment schedule. Settlements in full are made in accordance with the debt repayment schedule;
  • The de minimis aid accounting system has created and approved the applicant's form identification number or accounting form for other de minimis aid received (available in the SRS electronic database EDS). 

In accordance with Cabinet Regulation No. 180, the exemption from or reduction of the rent payment is applied for a specified period of time, starting from 12 March 2020, but not longer than until the day when the Law expires. 

Exemption or reduction of the rent payment is applied on the basis of the lessee's application, without making amendments to the lease agreement and assessing the lessee's compliance with all the criteria specified in Cabinet Regulation No. 180.

The reduction of the rent payment shall be applied if the lessee does not use real estate or movable property at all for the performance its economic activity during the specified period due to the restrictions set by the Cabinet of Ministers during the emergency situation. 

The reduction of the rent payment shall be applied in accordance with the percentage reduction of the lessee's income from economic activity in the respective month, but not exceeding 90% of the rent specified in the lease agreement. 

Interest and contractual penalties on arrears shall not be applied in case of late payment of real estate or movable property rent and other related payments, if the lessee simultaneously complies with all the criteria referred to in Paragraph 3 of Cabinet Regulation No. 180. The lessee shall pay for the services necessary for the maintenance of the object of rent (for example, electricity, heat, water supply), real estate tax compensation and covers insurance expenses.

The Airport would like to draw your attention to the fact that in accordance with Paragraph 9 of Cabinet Regulation No. 180, if the Support referred to in this Regulation has been requested or received without a due justification, lessee shall repay the granted Support to the lessor in full.

Lessees are requested to send the documents specified in Cabinet Regulation No. 180 for the evaluation of receiving the Support electronically to office@riga-airport.com or by post to the legal address of the Airport: VAS “Straptautiskā lidosta “RĪGA””, Lidosta “Rīga” 10/1”, Lidosta “Rīga”, Mārupes novads, LV-1053.  


In order to receive the Support, the lessee shall submit an application


Lessees who have received support:

Lessee Registration No. The identification number of the applicant form created and approved in the de minimis aid accounting system
”RIXJET RIGA” 40003525195 Nr.18672, Nr. 20728, Nr. 22330, Nr. 23780, Nr. 27398
“BALTIC GROUND SERVICES LV” 40103619641 Nr.7448, Nr. 7448-1, Nr. 22414, Nr. 23835, Nr. 27313
„ELIPSE BLC” 40003706196 Nr.18544, Nr. 22890
"FCG Aviation Development" 40103666114 Nr.19399, Nr. 20629
"PILOTS’ CLUB" 40003285098 Nr.19317, Nr. 20742, Nr. 22246, Nr. 23828, Nr. 27340
"GULFSTREAM OIL " 50003146871 Nr.19023, Nr. 19507, Nr. 20955, Nr. 22540, Nr. 24167, Nr. 27457
"JATO" 40103887349 Nr. 20314
"Latautoavia" 40103031437 Nr. 11511
“Airo Catering Services Latvija” 40003200593 Nr. 24675