Today, on 16 June, at the 19th ACI* Europe General Assembly the delegates elected Krišjānis Peters, Chairman of the Board of RIGA International Airport, to the Board of ACI Europe**„From now on Latvia will be able to participate in top-level decisions on the development targets of the aviation industry in Europe. Our representation on the Board of ACI Europe shows that the successful development of RIGA International Airport has received recognition and it will help us strengthen our position in the European aviation market. I wish to extend my gratitude to the personnel of the airport who have worked hard to achieve this result and receive this tribute,” said Krišjānis Peters, Chairman of the Board of RIGA International Airport. There are 20 -24 members on the Regional Board of ACI Europe. Ten of them are elected by the ACI Europe General Assembly from five sub-regions of Europe: Southern, Eastern, Central, Western and Northern. Latvia, together with Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and the Russian Federation, belongs to the Central Sub-region of ACI Europe. The 19th Annual ACI Europe General Assembly is taking place in Manchester, U.K., 15 - 17 June 2009. It brings together more than 500 senior executives from European airports and airlines, legislators and regulators, business partners, aviation industry consultants and media representatives. *ACI (Airports Council International) is the only worldwide professional association of airport operators. ACI represents more than 1530 airports in 175 countries organised into five geographical regions: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America/Caribbean, North America. **ACI Europe unites more than 440 airports in 45 European countries. Member airports of ACI Europe handle 90% of commercial air traffic in Europe welcoming over nearly 1.5 billion passengers each year. In May RIGA International Airport received the prestigious Airport Marketing Award granted by Routesand OAG (Official Airline Guide) as the best airport in Scandinavia and the Baltics.