Riga International Airport as the leading airport in the Baltic countries reached a new passenger traffic record in 2016, servicing nearly half of the total number of passengers of the Baltic airports. Also this year, the Airport expects to ensure passenger growth progression.
Last year, Riga Airport handled 5.4 million passengers, which is almost 5% more than in 2015. In a monthly breakdown, the greatest number of passengers was handled in August, when more than half a million passengers chose Riga Airport for their trip. Of the total number of passengers, more than 50% were carried by the national airline airBaltic.
The number of destinations from Riga Airport will keep increasing also in 2017, offering new flights to nine destinations: Tampere, Aberdeen, Stavanger, Geneva, Catania, Gothenburg, Odessa, Madrid and Copenhagen. This will allow the Airport to attract new passengers, strengthening its leading position in the region, improving the connections of the three Baltic States to Western European and Eastern markets, facilitating economic growth and creating new jobs.