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airBaltic to expand maintenance at Riga Airport

airBaltic plans to build a new aircraft hangar at Riga Airport to maintain its fleet, thus reducing future maintenance costs and becoming more efficient. airBaltic has signed a building rights agreement with the Riga Airport in 2020. It is planned to launch the construction of the new...

Ready for 2021 traffic enhancement - Prague Airport

Throughout the course of 2020, a total of 3,665,871 passengers passed through the gates of Václav Havel Airport Prague. The operation of the airport was unprecedented due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular the related restrictions on travel and the worldwide decline in demand for flying....


Frankfurt Airport - passenger numbers fall to historic low due to the Covid-19 pandemic

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed some 18.8 million passengers in 2020, representing a decrease of 73.4 percent compared to 2019. With the outbreak of the Covid-19 global pandemic, Frankfurt Airport started to experience a major decline in passenger traffic in mid-March 2020. Between April and June, traffic almost came to a complete standstill – with weekly passenger figures plummeting b...

Riga Airport closes the year with a drop of more than 74% in passenger numbers

Operational performance data show that Riga Airport handled only 2.01 million passengers in 2020 – 74.2% fewer than a year before. The majority or 57% of passengers handled in 2020 were carried by the national airline airBaltic, 16% by the Irish low-cost airline Ryanair and 9% by the Hungarian low-cost carrier WizzAir. Even during the pandemic, Riga...

Contactless Covid-19 testing point starts operating at Riga Airport

In order to provide passengers and employees of the companies working at the Airport with additional opportunities to take Covid-19 test conveniently, E.Gulbis Laboratory contactless Covid-19 testing point was opened at Riga Airport. At the mobile testing point of E.Gulbis Laboratory, which is located at the exit of arrivals hall E, Covid-19 test can be taken by travellers, Airport guest...

Emirates takes its newest A380 with premium economy to London

Emirates has announced that it will deploy its latest flagship A380 aircraft featuring new premium economy seats and luxurious enhancements across all cabins to London Heathrow. Starting from 4 January, passengers flying between Dubai and London Heathrow can experience Emirates’ latest A380. Operating as EK003/004, the aircraft is scheduled to depart Dubai daily at 14:30hrs, arriving at...

Riga Airport joins Level 2 of the Airport Carbon Accreditation

Demonstrating the reduction of carbon emissions and confirming its readiness to work sustainably, Riga Airport has received the Level 2 certificate of the global Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) programme.  Certification for Level 2 “Reduction” of the ACA programme means that Riga Airport has demonstrated a reduction in carbon emissions relative to the average emi...

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi takes off with Athens as the first destination

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the newest national airline of the United Arab Emirates, confirmed that Athens will be its inaugural destination, with flights from Abu Dhabi International Airport starting on 15January 2021. The airline is also to start flights from Abu Dhabi to Thessaloniki, starting on 4 February 2021 with fares starting at AED 149*. Kees Van Schaick, Managing Director of Wizz A...

Tallinn airport has 12 international destinations open, another 2 routes to open within a week

Flights can be taken to the following destinations: Amsterdam (Air Baltic) Berlin (Air Baltic) Brussels (Air Baltic) Frankfurt (Lufthansa) Helsinki (Finnair ) Copenhagen (Air Baltic, SAS) Milan (Ryanair) Oslo (Air Baltic) Paphos (Ryanair) Riga (Air Baltic) Stockholm (Air Baltic, SAS) Warsaw (LOT) During the week, the following routes will be added:...

The upgraded business aviation apron starts operating at Riga Airport

The modernised apron 2 has started operating at Riga Airport. It is mainly intended for servicing business aviation aircraft. Apron 2 is located opposite the FBO RIGA business aviation terminal. As part of the upgrading process, it has been supplemented with an extension with more than 12 000 square metres of concrete and asphalt covering; two new flexible aircraft stands that can accomm...

World First Electrically Powered Aircraft De-Icing Truck

Aéro Mag is proud to announce the commissioning of the world's first electrically powered aircraft de-icing truck. This truck will help reduce the company's environmental footprint by significantly reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Thanks to the performance of this Beta-type truck, 87% less GHGs will be produced, a reduction of 35 tons of CO2 per truck each year.&nbs...

Riga Airport is certified with the 4-Star COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating

Riga Airport has been Certified as a COVID-19 4-Star Airport, by international air transport rating agency Skytrax. In a Skytrax audit held at Riga Airport in December, independent auditors assessed the efficiency and consistency of the epidemiological safety procedures in place at the Airport, as well as the cleanliness of the Airport terminal by ATP sampling tests. The auditors al...

Over 2 500 flights with airBaltic during December and January

During December 2020 and January 2021, airBaltic is planning to perform over 2 500 flights on over 45 routes from all three Baltic countries. In December, the most popular destinations are Amsterdam, Oslo and London. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “The safety and health of our employees and passengers has stood and will stand above all. We are adjusting...

Border crossing at Riga Airport - faster and more convenient with new ABC Gates

Border crossing has become faster and more convenient since the Automated Border Control system or ABC Gates of the State Border Guard has been put into operation at Riga Airport. The system allows travellers to cross the border by scanning a travel document – biometric passport – at the ABC gates. The automated system compares the traveller's biometric dat...

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One week - 3 announced destinations from Riga by airBaltic - Heraklion, Santorini and Naples

airBaltic announced it plans to launch new scheduled flights between Riga and Heraklion, Santorini and Naples. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “We are...

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