Operational data on Airport performance in the first month of the year show that this January, Riga International Airport handled 246 thousand passengers, or almost five times more than a year before.
The two largest passenger carriers in January were the national airline airBaltic with 49.9 % or almost 122 thousand passengers and the Irish low-cost airline Ryanair, which carried 73.4 thousand passengers or 29.8 % of the total number of passengers to and from Riga.
The air cargo turnover at Riga Airport in January reached 2449 tonnes, which is an increase of 28 % as compared to January 2021. About two thirds of the total cargo volume is carried by cargo flights, and one third – by passenger aircraft.
Last month, 3 886 aircraft arrived and departed at Riga Airport, of which 3 158 were passenger, 234 cargo and 494 business, military, technical and other flights.
Riga Airport is a fast-growing Northern European air traffic hub, connecting the Baltic countries with European business centres and popular holiday destinations. As a member organization of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Aviation Industry Charter for COVID-19, Riga Airport works to the highest standards of epidemiological safety. Skytrax has awarded Riga Airport a four-star rating for its implemented Covid-19 safety measures.