Published on : Tuesday, May 16, 2017
During the first four months of 2017, the Airport handled 1.6 million passengers, which is an increase of 6.3% over 2016 while Passenger figures increased by 16.1% as compared to April last year.
During the first four months, 451 835 transfer and transit passengers were handled at Riga Airport, which is 17.3% more than a year ago. The share of transfer and transit passengers in the first four months amounted to 27.8% of the total number of passengers.
“Airport performance indicators in April confirm that the company has chosen the right development strategy by building a wide network of destinations and convenient connections to attract more transit and transfer passengers. We are very happy about the performance of the national airline, which shows both transfer and direct passenger growth. The data also demonstrate that SAS decision to launch flights to Copenhagen has been right. The number of passengers carried by this carrier, during the first four months has increased by more than 100%,” says Ilona Lice, Chairperson of the Board of Riga International Airport.
Riga International Airport is the largest air traffic hub in the Baltics. In 2016, Riga Airport handled over 5.6 million passengers which is nearly 45% of the entire Baltic air passenger traffic.