Riga Airport

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Riga Airport

Riga International Airport is the international airport of Riga, the capital of Latvia, and the largest airport in the Baltic states with direct flights to 76 destinations as of November 2019. It serves as a hub for airBaltic, SmartLynx Airlines and RAF-Avia, and as one of the base airports for Wizz Air.

The Latvian national carrier airBaltic is the largest carrier that serves the airport, followed by Ryanair. The airport is located in the Mārupe Municipality west of Riga, approximately 10 km from its city centre.

The airport was built in 1973 as an alternative to Spilve Airport, which had become outdated. It is a state-owned joint-stock company, with the owner of all shares being the government of Latvia. The holder of the state capital share is Latvia’s Ministry of Transport.

Renovation and modernization of the airport was completed in 2001, coinciding with the 800th anniversary of the founding of the city. In 2006 and 2016, the new north terminal extensions were opened. A maintenance, repair and overhaul facility was opened in the autumn of 2006, to be run as a joint venture between two local companies: Concors and SR-Technik. In 2010, the first dedicated business aviation terminal of the Baltics opened at the airport.

Airport News

Riga Airport is Involved in an International Study on the Impact of Innovative Low-emission Aircraft Technologies on the Environment Near Airports

Riga Airport has concluded a cooperation agreement in an international study on the use of low-emission aircraft technologies and the possibilities of reducing air pollution and noise emissions near the airport with the help of …

The Number of Direct Passengers at Riga Airport Returns to the Pre-pandemic Level

This January, Riga Airport handled 414.6 thousand passengers, with the number of direct passengers reaching 333 thousand or just 3.9 per cent below the indicator of the pre-pandemic period. “The beginning of this year has been …

Riga Airport to Increase Its Staff Number and Recruit Aviation Security Specialists

In preparation for the planned increase in flights and passengers, Riga Airport will increase its staff number in several job categories: in the first quarter of the year, at least 50 new positions are planned, …

The RIX Airport City Project has been Presented at the Airport Investment Forum in Amsterdam

The Riga Airport development project – RIX Airport City was presented this week at the world's leading airport development investment conference Global Airport Development World in Amsterdam. "New requirements in the investment environment related to essential …

Riga Airport Announces International Tender for Investors, Launches RIX Airport City Project

By announcing an international tender to attract investors and developers, Riga Airport is launching implementation of the strategically important RIX Airport City project with the aim to create a progressive airport city of the future …

Riga Airport Develops Digital Services

The new e-shop is available on the Airport's website (www.riga-airport.com), and its biggest advantages are better prices and convenience: passengers can purchase services online at their convenience before they travel, thus reducing the stress that …


Riga Airport
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