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Riga Airport starts the year with a drop of more than 90% in passenger numbers

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The operational performance data show that in January 2021, Riga Airport handled just over 50 thousand passengers, which is 90.4% fewer passengers than a year before. Last January, Riga Airport served more than half a million passengers, whereas this year – only 50.4 thousand. 15% of travellers used Riga Airport as a transit hub to go to other destinations.

The majority or 68% of passengers handled in January were carried by the national airline airBaltic, almost 15% by the Irish low-cost airline Ryanair and 4.5% by the Hungarian low-cost carrier WizzAir. In the first month of the year, 1,700 aircraft took off and landed at Riga Airport – 73.9% fewer than last January. The volume of passenger flights has dropped by 85.2%, while the number of cargo and other types of flights has increased – by 49.1% and 43.3%, respectively.

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