In addition to the national airline airBaltic, on Tuesday, 2 June, the German airline Lufthansa and the Finnish carrier Finnair will resume flights from and to Riga Airport.
Subject to the flight permits issued by the Minister of Transport, it is possible to travel from Riga Airport to a total of nine destinations: Amsterdam, Oslo, Helsinki, Frankfurt, Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Vilnius and Tallinn. It is planned to launch flights to two more destinations in the near future – to Paris and Düsseldorf.
With the gradual increase in the number of flights and the launch of new destinations, Riga International Airport already served 10 308 passengers in May, which is 7 248 passengers more than in April. However, the decrease in the number of serviced passengers in May as compared to 2019, is still significant – 98.6%.
In the first five months of this year, as compared to the corresponding period of 2019, the number of passengers served at Riga Airport has dropped by more than a half – by 54.7%.
The Airport handled a total of 651 flights in May. The largest number – 209 flights were operated by cargo carriers; scheduled passenger carriers performed 142 flights, while 66 were business aviation flights. The largest share of passengers travelled to Frankfurt, Oslo and Amsterdam.
1385 tonnes of cargo were handled at Riga Airport in May.
Riga Airport is a fast-growing Northern European air traffic hub. Riga Airport served more than 7.8 million passengers in 2019. The Cirius study recognized Riga Airport as the fourth most punctual airport in the world in 2019.