Published on : Monday, April 1, 2019
Riga Airport will offer record high number of destinations and the largest network of destinations in Baltics. In the 2019 summer, it will offer total 106 direct destinations. 19 airlines will fly from Riga Airport.
In the summer season, the first direct commercial charter flights will start between South Korea and Latvia by Korean Air. The national airline airBaltic will start flying to Dublin, Ireland and Stuttgart, Germany.
Tour operators will offer new destinations in summer. Tour operator Itaka will start flying from Riga, providing direct connections to Madagascar (Blue Panorama), Crete (Corendon Airlines), Bodrum (Onur Air), Tirana (Enter Air), and Zakynthos (Enter Air). Tour operatorTUIwill start flying from Riga and plans to take travellers to Antalya and Spain.
During the summer season 2019 that lasts until October, seven new destinations will be opened from Riga Airport: on 1 April, the national airline airBaltic will start flying to Lviv, Ukraine, on 11 May, to Kos, Greece, and on 12 May to the Mediterranean island Menorca, and on 2 April, the Irish low-fare airline Ryanair will start flying to the capital of the Czech Republic, Prague.
Ilona Lice, Chairperson of the Board of Riga Airport said: “I’m pleased that airlines and tour operators have chosen Riga airport to offer our passengers so exciting and colourful destinations for their summer travels! Abu Dhabi and Madagascar, European resorts and business centres, Scandinavia and Central Asia – even the pickiest passenger will find something suitable in the large offer of Riga Airport!”
Riga Airport has serviced more than 1.3 million passengers that is an increase by almost 7 per cent, compared to the first three months last year as per the operating data, until the end of March.