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Finnair and Lufthansa to resume flights from Riga Airport

With the gradual increase in the number of flights and the launch of new destinations, Riga International Airport already served 10 308 passengers in May, which is 7,248 passengers more than in April.

In addition to the national airline airBaltic, on Tuesday, 2 June, the German airline Lufthansa and the Finnish carrier Finnair resumed flights from and to Riga Airport.

Subject to the flight permits issued by the Minister of Transport, it is possible to travel from Riga Airport to a total of nine destinations: Amsterdam, Oslo, Helsinki, Frankfurt, Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Vilnius and Tallinn. It is planned to launch flights to three more destinations in the near future – to Paris, Vienna and Düsseldorf.

With the gradual increase in the number of flights and the launch of new destinations, Riga International Airport already served 10 308 passengers in May, which is 7,248 passengers more than in April. However, the decrease in the number of serviced passengers in May as compared to 2019, is still significant – 98.6%. 

In the first five months of this year, as compared to the corresponding period of 2019, the number of passengers served at Riga Airport has dropped by more than a half – by 54.7%.

The Airport handled a total of 651 flights in May. The largest number – 209 flights were operated by cargo carriers; scheduled passenger carriers performed 142 flights, while 66 were business aviation flights. The largest share of passengers travelled to Frankfurt, Oslo and Amsterdam. 

Vicky Karantzavelou
Co-Founder & Chief Editor - TravelDailyNews Media Network | Website

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.

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