This year, by 21 March, 12% more passengers have been handled year on year by the Riga International Airport which also expects an increase in passenger traffic during the summer season.
In the summer season, several new carriers will commence their operations at Riga Airport: the airline Yanair will start flying from Kiev to Riga International Airport on 20 May, performing 7 flights a week. The Spanish carrier Vueling (Barcelona – Riga – Barcelona) will embark on its first flight to Riga on 25 June, and the Greek Aegean Airlines (Athens – Riga – Athens) – on 26 June, providing flights once a week.
The Latvian national carrier airBaltic on 28 May will open flights to the capital of Iceland Reykjavik, and, in cooperation with the tour operator Tez Tour, from 5 June flights will be performed to the Italian seaside city of Rimini.
The budget airline Wizz Air from 20 June is planning to commence flights from Riga to Tel Aviv twice a week.
On the whole, in comparison with the summer season of 2015, the planned number of flights this summer is expected to stay at the last year’s level. The highest flight frequency from Riga will be observed on the route to Moscow (66 times a week), Stockholm (49 times a week), Helsinki (45 times a week) and London (39 times a week).
In the summer season, Riga International Airport will provide the opportunity to fly to 79 destinations, by 21 air carriers: airBaltic, Aeroflot, Aegean Airlines, Belavia, Ellinair, Finnair, FlyEgypt, LOT, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Onur Air, Ryanair, SAS, SmartLynx Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines, Utair, Uzbekistan Airways, Vueling, Wizz Air, Yanair.