In seven months passenger traffic 13 percent up


In the seven months of 2011 passenger traffic at Riga International Airport has increased to almost 3 million exceeding last year’s result for the same period (2 615 696 passengers) by 350 thousand.

Arnis Luhse, Chairman of the Board of Riga International Airport, remarked that thirteen was a lucky number for Riga Airport: „The increase is considerable indeed taking into account the general economic situation. People still travel, they go on business trips, and Riga Airport takes good care of the passengers’ needs.”

According to the passenger profile survey conducted by the public opinion researcher SKDS, in the summer season half of Riga Airport passengers go on business trips, 42 percent – on holiday, and the remaining 8 percent have mentioned other reasons.

From January to July almost 43 thousand aircraft were handled, which was 4 thousand more than in the same period of 2010 when 38 752 aircraft were handled.

In the seven months of 2011 cargo turnover at the airport reached 7 011 tons rising by 7.9 percent from last year’s result for the same period when 6 496 tons of cargo were handled.