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This week airBaltic offers flights to 14 destinations from Riga

While continuing to maintain essential connectivity to and from the Baltic region, Latvian airline airBaltic this week plans to perform flights from Riga to 14 different destinations. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “For many people, who need to trave...

Call for expressions of interest for the hydrogen branch in airports

Paris region, Groupe ADP, Air France-KLM and Airbus are launching a call for expressions of interest to explore the opportunities generated by hydrogen in Paris airports with the aim to decarbonize air transport activities. This worldwide call for expressions of interest complies with the Frenc...


Munich Airport receives certificate for implementation of Health Measures

The airport association ACI World has presented Munich Airport with an certificate for its commitment to preventing the further spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The “ACI Airport Health certificate” confirms Munich Airport’s successful implementation of effective health and safety measures in accordance with the recommendations of the ICAO Council’s Aviation Recovery Task Fo...

Travel responsibly - 72% of travellers feel safe at Riga Airport

Riga Airport calls on those passengers who currently need to travel to do so responsibly, carefully observing the epidemiological safety requirements set at the Airport and on flights, and clarifying in good time all the conditions for the entry into the country of destination. The Airport has comprehensive epidemiological safety measures in place since last May in order to ensure that travel...

flydubai growing European network latest destinations are Malta and Salzburg

flydubai announced that Catania and Naples in Italy, Salzburg in Austria and Malta will be joining its European network from May 2021. The carrier has grown its network to more than 65 destinations as countries continue to gradually lift travel restrictions. With the addition of Catania, Malta, Naples and Salzburg the carrier will operate flights to 20 destinations in Europe including Be...

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 hangar at the beginning of 2022 and to finish it by the end of 2023. Martin Gauss, Chief Exe...

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. As a result, 79% fewer passengers were handled in Prague compared to 2019. In January and February...

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:...

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Self-service baggage lines are open at Riga Airport

Four self-service baggage drop-off points are now open at Riga Airport, and the national airline airBaltic is the first to offer its passengers the opportunity to use this new Airport servic...

Riga Airport starts operating the new rapid exit taxiway

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Over 170 destinations are being served nonstop again from Munich Airport

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Prague Airport to reinforce passenger checks on arrival

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Lufthansa strengthens its premium hub in Munich

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Ready to connect Munich to Toronto - Air Canada

Following the Government of Canada announcement to reopen international borders on September 7th, Air Canada is pleased today to unveil additional details of its planned Munich (MUC) –...