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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 Bet...

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 th...


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...

airBaltic announces Summer 2021 schedule

airBaltic has published its flight schedule for the upcoming summer season that will begin on March 28, 2021. The airline plans to connect Riga with 65 destinations across its network, and to launch five new routes. Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic commented : “The safety and health of our employees and passengers has stood and will stand above all. We see that people...

Riga Airport - passenger numbers drop, cargo and business sectors are growing

Operational data on the Airport performance show that in the 11 months of this year, the number of passengers at Riga Airport decreased by 73%, while cargo and business sector witnessed a significant growth.  1.9 million passengers were handled at Riga Airport between January and the end of November, which is by 72.9% less than in the corresponding period of the previous year, when the Air...

airBaltic Starts Direct Flights Between Vilnius and Kyiv

Latvian airline airBaltic has started performing direct flights from Vilnius to Kyiv, Ukraine. The new flights will be performed two times a week on an Airbus A220-300 aircraft. The scheduled flight time to Kyiv will be one hour and 15 minutes. Currently airBaltic performs direct flights from Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius to various European business hubs and a selec...

flydubai lands in Tel Aviv

The first scheduled commercial flight operated by flydubai from Dubai International (DXB) landed at Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) on Thursday 26 November to a water salute. The inaugural flight was flown by Captain Patrick Gonzenbach and Emirati First Officer, Abdulla Al Shamsi. On board the aircraft was a delegation led by Ghaith Al Ghaith, Chief Executive Officer, flydubai....

Abu Dhabi launches The Hope Consortium for full global vaccine distribution

Amid an anticipated surge in vaccine logistics demand, Abu Dhabi is poised to cement its position as the global logistics hub to facilitate COVID-19 vaccine distribution across the world, after spearheading the launch of the Hope Consortium. Comprising leading Abu Dhabi and global entities, the Hope Consortium represents a complete supply chain solution to address vaccine transport, demand pl...

London Biggin Hill opens Covid-19 testing centre

London Biggin Hill Airport is opening a Covid-19 testing centre on site, available to all arriving and departing passengers. The Mansi Testing Suite will offer four different types of test provided by G16, a highly experienced Covid-19 testing organisation. These include PCR Testing, LAMP Testing, Antigen Testing and Antibody Testing. Results are available from as little as 15-minutes to tw...

Aircraft painting company MAAS Aviation will soon start operating at Kaunas Airport

The aircraft painting company MAAS Aviation, registered in Ireland, will soon start operating at Kaunas Airport. The new 7,000-square-meter hangars will be capable of painting two aircrafts at a time, and the company's future plans include the construction of an additional facility. "The coronavirus pandemic has reduced the number of flights, but we feel strong and want to further stre...

New full-electric cars for business aviation flights: Milano Prime and BMW renew their partnership

SEA Prime and BMW continue and consolidate the historic partnership by increasing the offer of services for customers of the leading airport in business aviation in Italy and among the first in Europe. Milano Linate Prime's fleet of vehicles dedicated to business aviation flights is enriched with two new BMW i3s. BMW Group's first fully electric model, BMW i3 represents...

Engage in the Development of RIX Cargo City - Riga Airport calls on investors

Continuing the development of the air cargo segment, Riga Airport has announced an international tender to attract an investor for the construction of a new multi-functional cargo handling and logistics complex in the Airport territory. To create the complex, the Airport offers investors an opportunity to acquire building rights for 30 years to a plot of land in an area of 1.5 hectares in the...

Munich Airport remains the only 5-star Airport in Europe

In May 2015, Munich Airport was awarded 5-Star status for the first time following an extensive review by the London-based Skytrax Institute. Germany's second-largest airport was also the first European airport to be awarded this highest seal of quality. In a first re-certification, Munich Airport successfully maintained its 5-Star status in March 2017. Now the auditors from London have again...

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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

As of today, 9 September, Riga Airport starts operating the second rapid exit taxiway that has been constructed with the support of the Cohesion Fund (CF). The new rapid exit taxiway was first used...

Over 170 destinations are being served nonstop again from Munich Airport

Airlines are gradually increasing the number of flights offered at Munich Airport, which had been reduced as a result of the Corona crisis.The number of destinations served regularly from Munich has n...

Prague Airport to reinforce passenger checks on arrival

As per the new protective measure implemented by the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic, Prague Airport, the Foreign Police of the Czech Republic and the Customs Administration of the Czech Repu...

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Lufthansa strengthens its premium hub in Munich

Munich Airport is Europe's only 5-star hub for years and is popular among Lufthansa passengers, globally, not only as the gateway to Bavaria, but as a leading, premium airport offering an inspirin...

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) –...