Riga Airport closed this year's July with a record number of passengers handled in the post-pandemic period: the company's performance data show that last month 702,946 passengers chose Riga Airport as their airport of choice for their journeys.
"The results of the first six months have already shown that we are very close to the levels of 2019 in terms of direct passenger traffic and we are leaders among the Baltic capitals in terms of passenger traffic renewal. When compared to other airports in Northern Europe, our recovery rate is also comparable to Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm, where passenger numbers are also around 85% of their levels in 2019. We are pleased that Riga Airport's leading position and market share in the Baltic States is strengthening, and this tendency has continued in July," said Laila Odiņa, Chairperson of the Board.
The proportion of transit and transfer passengers increased to 26% in July as a result of the extensive summer flight programme, while overall passenger traffic reached 84%. In total, the airport handled 5,816 passengers, cargo, business flights and other flights during the month. 421 thousand passengers or 60% of the total number of passengers in July flew with the national airline "airBaltic", while almost 151 thousand or 21% chose the Irish low-cost airline Ryanair for their flights.
Since the start of the year, the airport has welcomed 3.7 million passengers, which is 42% of the total number of passengers handled at airports in the Baltic States and 33% more than in the same period last year.