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Riga Airport to completely rebuild one of its aprons with EU support

With the co-financing of the European Union, Riga Airport will implement an ambitious aerodrome reconstruction project over the next few years, which will include the complete reconstruction of Apron 4 to provide a dual-use TEN-T infrastructure for civil and military purposes. The contract signed with the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency for the financing...

Electric planes to join Pilot Academy - airBaltic & Diamond sign LOI

airBaltic Training signed a LOI with Diamond Aircraft for the acquisition of three all-electric eDA40 and two DA42-VI aircraft. Thus, the airBaltic Pilot Academy's fleet will grow to 15 aircraft in total. This strategic move underscores airBaltic's commitment to sustainable aviation and the expansion of its Pilot Ac...

Sustainable aviation takes flight in Latvia

On 27th May 2024 a Letter of Intent was signed between EVIA-AERO GmbH, a Bremen-based aviation company, and owners of SIA “Sky Port”, Jurmala Airport, to start the journey towards sustainable aviation. EVIA-AERO, in partnership with Jurmala Airport, plans to transform it into the first airport in the Baltic States for sustainable aviation. The project is highly ambitious, wit...

RIX Riga Airport profit in 2023 – EUR 1.6 million

Company' audited annual report for 2023 shows that last year, RIX Riga Airport worked with a significant increase in turnover, the number of passengers served and the number of flights, and closed the financial year with a profit of EUR 1.6 million. The company's net turnover in 2023 reached EUR 72.5 million – 25 % more than in 2022. The increase in net turnover was faci...

airBaltic Pilot Academy receives its 10th Diamond Aircraft

At the beginning of May 2024, airBaltic Training accepted its tenth training aircraft – Diamond DA40 NG – for the airBaltic Pilot Academy, manufactured by Diamond Aircraft.​ It was publicly presented during the inaugural airBaltic Backstage Experience event, exclusively for holders of Planies NFTs, part of the airBaltic Club loyalt...

Riga Airport handled more than Half a Million passengers in April

RIX Riga Airport served 547.2 thousand passengers this April, which is the first month of the summer flight schedule; 1.9 million passengers have used Riga Airport for their trips since the beginning of the year. Compared to April 2023, the number of direct passengers at Riga Airport has increased by three percent and has returned to the pre-pandemic level, even slightly exceeding it. The gro...

Future of aviation maintenance: airBaltic launches Technical Academy

airBaltic launches airBaltic Technical Academy – a premier training initiative, designed for individuals aiming to start or advance their career in aircraft maintenance. The academy is now accepting applications for its three specialized programs in collaboration with Riga Technical University, Liepaja State Technical School, and the exclusive airBaltic Mechanics program. ...

Lufthansa Cargo to provide regular cargo connections with RIX Riga Airport

Lufthansa Cargo has started regular cargo flights to RIX Riga Airport, which thus becomes the first Baltic airport to have a regular direct cargo connection provided by Lufthansa Cargo. The opening of regular cargo flights will allow Latvian manufacturers to plan ahead and reach new markets faster in the Lufthansa Cargo network; local entrepreneurs in turn will have an opp...

airBaltic boosts connectivity – 15 new routes for summer 2024

airBaltic announced the launch of the 2024 summer season with a flight from Riga to Tirana and a dedicated special event at RIX Riga Airport, introducing six new destinations and connecting Riga with more than 70 routes within the carrier’s network. In total, airBaltic will offer 15 new routes from Riga, Tallinn, Vilnius, and Tampere for the upcoming summer season. T...

airBaltic Q1 revenue up by 26%, reaching EUR 132 million

airBaltic prepares to publish its financial results for the first quarter of 2024, preliminary data already points to a strong performance. airBaltic continues to demonstrate operational excellence and confident business indicators, building on its record  results for the full year of 2023. According to preliminary indicators, total revenue for Q1 is expected to...

New flight routes from Riga Airport this summer season

During this summer season, travelers will have an opportunity to go to a total of 105 direct flight destinations from Riga Airport. Several new flight routes to popular holiday destinations in southern Europe are expected; connectivity with the Balkan region will increase. With the beginning of the summer season, Riga Airport will become a base airport for Norwegian, while flydubai&...

airBaltic 47th Airbus A220-300 aircraft landed in Riga

On February 13, 2024 airBaltic welcomed its 47th Airbus A220-300 jet, registered as YL-ABU, in Riga. This is the first Airbus A220-300 delivery for airBaltic in 2024. It is a part of the 50 Airbus A220-300which airBaltic has ordered. Furthermore, in November 2023, the company announced a firm purchase agreement for 30 more&...