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The Number of Passengers Handled at Riga Airport Drops by Almost 70%

Operational data on the Airport performance in the first nine months of this year show that only 1.8 million passengers were handled at Riga Airport, which accounts for only about a third of last year's passenger volume. As compared to the first nine months of last year, the number of passe...

Riga Airport ready to work with Electronic Passenger Registration System

Riga Airport welcomes the government's decision to set up an electronic passenger registration system and will provide all the necessary support for its successful implementation by intensifying monitoring and advising passengers on filling in e-certificates during the first week of the system&#...


Cleared for take off - British Airways final Heathrow 747 aircraft

British Airways announced that its final two Heathrow based Boeing 747 aircraft are scheduled to depart from the airport for the very last time tomorrow morning (Thursday 8 October). One aircraft is painted in its heritage ‘Negus’ livery and the other in its current Chatham Dockyard livery. Thousands of British Airways flight crew, cabin crew and engineering teams have worked over...

Leonardo adds new airport ground operations safety technologies

Leonardo’s U.S. subsidiary, Selex ES Inc., developer of en-route navigation, precision approach and landing, and surveillance systems, recently added airport surface management technologies to their air traffic control solutions. Marketed under the name AeroBOSS, the technologies offer real-time, collaborative decision-making, flight and ground vehicle tracking, and runway safety systems...

Prague Airport enhances cyberattack protection with new cyber security operational centre

Václav Havel Airport Prague has launched operations of one of the most modern and technically advanced cyber security workplaces in the Czech Republic. The new Cyber ​​Security Operational Centre (CSOC) is designed to strengthen the protection of the strategic infrastructure of the largest international airport in the country against cyberattacks and to prevent the misuse of airport informa...

Heydar Aliyev International Airport to temporarily operate in limited mode

In connection with the invocation of martial law on the territory of Azerbaijan, the Heydar Aliyev International Airport temporarily switches to a limited mode of operation. Thus, all flights of “Azerbaijan Airlines” (AZAL) on Baku-Nakhchivan-Baku route (scheduled to be performed until September 30 inclusive) have been suspended. Also AZAL flights on the Baku-London-Baku route sc...

15 new summer destinations from Frankfurt in 2021 with Lufthansa

Lufthansa is consistently expanding its offering of flights to tourist and leisure destinations from Frankfurt.  During next year’s summer Season in 2021 15 new sunny destinations, which are highly attractive for holidaymakers, are now available for booking. The focus is on Greece (Corfu, Chania/Crete, Mykonos, Kos, Kavala/Thrace and Preveza/Peloponnese). Other attractive destinations i...

Russia Newest Aircraft Maintenance Complex - Sheremetyevo Airport and Rossiya Airlines

Sheremetyevo International Airport inaugurated its new hangar complex for aviation service and maintenance of Aeroflot Group aircraft on September 15. Construction of the hangar complex was completed in 12 months, a record time for the construction of complex technical facilities of this kind in Russia, and JSC SIA invested more than $ 57 million in the proj...

Riga Airport maintains its strategic goal of becoming a Northern European Aviation Hub

Despite the crisis in the aviation sector caused by the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, Riga Airport maintains its strategic future goal to become a Northern European air traffic hub, the Chairperson of the Airport Board Laila Odiņa emphasized at Riga Aviation Forum on Thursday. "This crisis has given us some extra time to prepare for new challenges. By investing in the development of...

To meet new COVID-19 requirements Mumbai Airport introduces mobile-enabled kiosks

Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport has introduced nearly 50 of SITA’s mobile-enabled kiosks, becoming one of the first airports in India to deliver a completely contactless way for passengers to check-in for their flight. The technology allows passengers to use their mobile device to interact with kiosks. This significantly reduces the need to touch surfaces i...

Spilve Airport - history, present and future

There are some unique airport buildings around the world. This is one of them. Old Riga International airport - Spilves Lidosta. Spilves lidosta is a former civilian and military airport in Latvia located 5 km north of Riga's city centre. Since 1920s to 1980s it was the first International airport of Riga. I had the chance to visit it several times. This time was a new discovery, I h...

Renewed contract for Air bp at Cannes Mandelieu Airport

Air bp has renewed its contract with Cannes Mandelieu Airport (CQE/LFMD) in France, following six years of successful collaboration.  It will continue to be the sole supplier of Jet A-1 and Avgas at the airport. Cannes Mandelieu is the country’s second most important general aviation hub and one of Air bp’s 47 locations in France among its 390 strong European n...

LOT restored capital connection with Vilnius-London route restart

LOT Polish Airlines has resumed its popular route between Vilnius (VNO) and London City Airport (LCY). The international airline returns to London's most central airport with twice-daily flights to and from the Lithuanian capital, starting on Monday 31st August 2020. The route resumes after suspension during travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Richard Hill, London Ci...

airBaltic resumes flights to nine more destinations from Riga

airBaltic announces that as of today it resumes flights between Riga and nine additional destinations. In total, airBaltic now connects Riga with 35 destinations across Europe. Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic: “We welcome the decision of the Latvian government to ease the travel restrictions in place, while maintaining safety and health of the public as its top p...

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

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SmartLynx focuses on growth in Germany - full charters for TUI Deutschland and Involatus

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