Main menu

weather info
Riga +26.3 °C
Riga
Fairfield
A A A
  • A
  • A
  • A
Easy to read

Attention! You can enter Latvia only for urgent reasons! You can enter Latvia only if you have a negative Covid-19 test, which was performed by the PCR method and passed no earlier than 72 hours before boarding the plane! Before entering Latvia, fill in the e-confirmation on the website Covidpass.lv! When entering Latvia from third countries (countries outside the European Union and the European Economic Area, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) you must perform a repeated Covid-19 test immediately after entering! When entering from countries where the cumulative 14-day incidence rate of COVID-19 per 100,000 population exceeds 50, mandatory 10-day self-isolation must be observed, even if there is a negative Covid-19 test! The list of countries can be found at www.spkc.gov.lv.

The number of handled passengers in Riga International Airport has almost reached the total of Vilnius and Tallinn airports

Print
04.10.2007

SJSC Riga International Airport is the fastest growing airport in the Baltic States. In the first three quarters of 2007 Tallinn airport handled by 10.5%, but Vilnius airport by 14% more passengers over the same period in 2006. The number of passengers increased by 26.5% in the nine months of 2007 compared with the same period in 2006.

In September 2007 Riga airport handled by 29.2% more passengers than in September 2006. In Tallinn and Vilnius the number increased by 15.3% and 17.6 % respectively over the same period.

The number of handled passengers in nine months of 2007 in Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius airports:

  • Riga: 2 367 902
  • Tallinn: 1 298 667
  • Vilnius: 1 284 817

The most popular destination in the eight months of 2007 was London. 242 013 passengers or 11.19% of the total number travelled to the capital of Great Britain. The second favourite destination was the capital of Ireland – Dublin, which was the destination for 173 557 passengers or almost 8% of the total number. Stockholm and Berlin also ranked among the most visited cities with 6.5% and 5.8% passengers respectively. Also, Copenhagen and Frankfurt exceeded 5% margin of the total number of handled passengers.

The national airline airBaltic still enjoys the status of the most successful airline. In the first nine months of 2007 AirBaltic carried 1 060 842 passengers from Riga airport or 44.8% of the total number. 25.3% or 599 945 passengers were carried by the second popular airline Ryanair. Latcharter with more than 123 thousand passengers ranks third, followed by KLM with 84 thousand and Easy Jet Airlines with 69 thousand passengers.

In Riga International Airport the extension of runway and reconstruction of lightening system continued. It is planned to finish these operations in November 2008. After extension the runway will be 650 metres longer. Taxiway Delta was put into operation in September.

In September in Riga airport several new services were introduced. The ones living outside European Union may receive refund of value added tax in currency exchange office of C departure hall. Airport offers also baggage-packing service. Passengers now can receive bags for liquids free of charge. In zone behind security control several beverage machines are installed and Hugo Boss Gant shop is opened.