Three New Airlines to Come to Riga Airport in the Summer Season


With the summer flight schedule setting in at Riga International Airport (from 29 March), the airline SAS will return to the airport and  Ukraine International Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines will start operations. The national carrier airBaltic will open several new destinations.

The member of Star Alliance SAS will commence flights from Stockholm to Riga International Airport on 29 March, performing 18 flights a week.

The first flight of Ukraine International Airlines from Kiev to Riga will take place on 30 March; the airline will operate seven flights a week.

Swiss International Air Lines, another Star Alliance member, starting from 31 March, will connect Zurich with Riga three times per week.

The Latvian national carrier airBaltic in the summer season will open five new destinations: to Aalborg, Dubrovnik, Rhodes, Thessaloniki and Pisa.

The budget airline Wizz Air in April will expand its base in Riga by adding the second aircraft. It will also open three new destinations: Stavanger, Lübeck and Liverpool and increase frequency of flights on the existing routes.

Overall, in the summer season from Riga International Airport passengers will be able to reach 87 destinations operated by 21 carriers: airBaltic, Aeroflot, Belavia, Brussels Airlines, Ellinair, Finnair, LOT, Lufthansa, Nesma Airlines, Norwegian, Uzbekistan Airways, Ryanair, Transaero, Turkish Airlines, Turkmenistan Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines, Onur Air, SAS, Swiss International Air Lines, Wizz Air, Smartlynx.

We wish to remind the passengers that on 29 March, the clocks in Latvia will be put forward by one hour and summer time will set in. In order to avoid misunderstandings and reach your destination according to your plans, please timely check the departure time of your flight by contacting your airline, visiting the homepage of Riga Airport, or calling the airport enquiry service 1817.