Riga Airport welcomes the 6 millionth passenger

Riga International Airport closes a year with another record – today, on 28 December, a Airport welcomes this year’s 6 millionth passenger. Lithuanian Egle Marcinkeviciute, along with her family, arrived during Riga Airport with a moody from Copenhagen operated by a Latvian inhabitant airline airBaltic to continue her outing to Vilnius with a send flight.

The new desirous investments in a airfield infrastructure, upgrading a aerodrome and improving newcomer services, have done Riga even some-more appealing both to airlines and travellers. As a outcome of a targeted and successful growth strategy, a Airport has had a successful year: it managed to boost a newcomer sum by 12%, while a load volumes went adult by one fourth. Riga Airport continues to strengthen a position as a available movement heart to transport to serve destinations. This year, a series of passengers in this shred has grown by about 30%.

“Already in summer we could design that this would be a really successful year. Passenger annals were damaged any month: in July, a series of passengers exceeded 646 thousand, that means that we served roughly 21 thousand nearing and vacating passengers each day. This enabled Riga Airport to enter a TOP 5 of Europe’s Fastest Growing Airports this summer. Also, in a winter season, newcomer sum showed a certain trend,” says Ilona Līce, Chairperson of a Board of Riga International Airport.

To offer even some-more endless selling and use opportunities, this year new stores and cafés were non-stop in a departures terminal, and travellers were offering rare opportunities: a SPA and beauty salon, as good as a coiffeur shop.

“I am happy and confident that a Airport is apropos some-more and some-more appealing not usually to passengers, though also to airlines. A sum of roughly 20 new destinations from Riga Airport were non-stop this year; several airlines have already announced new routes for a subsequent year – Lisbon, Kutaisi, Gdansk, Bordeaux, Malaga and others. We wish that passengers will conclude it and will select a Airport again,” says Līce. 

Riga Airport Passenger Records by Year:

  • Passenger No. 1 000 000 – 13 Dec 2004;
  • Passenger No. 2 000 000 – 17 Oct 2006;
  • Passenger No. 3 000 000 – 10 Dec 2007;
  • Passenger No. 4 000 000 – 21 Dec 2009;
  • Passenger No. 5 000 000 – 21 Dec 2011;
  • Passenger No. 6 000 000 – 28 Dec 2017.

Riga International Airport is a largest atmosphere trade heart in a Baltics. The 20 airlines handling during Riga Airport offer some-more than 70 destinations in a winter deteriorate and roughly 90 in a summer season. In a initial 11 months of 2017, Riga Airport rubbed over 5.6 million passengers – scarcely 45% of a whole Baltic atmosphere newcomer traffic.

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