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Thursday, 18.12.2014, 20:18
The Irish low-fare airline Ryanair has not yet signed a new agreement with Riga International Airport and could exit Riga with the beginning of March, taking into account the airline's unusual decisions in other airports, CEO of Riga International Airport Andris Liepins said in an interview with LETA.
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The new head of Riga International Airport, Andris Liepins, said in an interview with LETA, that the airport must moderately increase its fees for airlines, as the airport should be "more proud of its service quality and security guarantees than low fees."
On 13 December airBaltic launched a new direct route linking Riga and Poprad, Slovakia. The once weekly service, offers convenient connections between the two cities and beyond to destinations in the Baltic region, Scandinavia, Russia and the CIS countries, reported BC Janis Vanags.
Starting summer season 2015, Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) will launch direct flights between Kiev and Riga, the airline informed LETA.
The European Commission signed a new partnership agreement (6 December 2014), involving airlines, airport operators and Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSP). They will receive up to €3 bn in EU funding, in order to implement common projects and modernise Europe's Air Traffic Management (ATM) System.
In November 2014, Estonia's national carrier Estonian Air carried altogether 42,140 passengers, an increase of 12.4% compared to the same month last year when Estonian Air carried 37,494 passengers, reports LETA.
Turkmen Airlines will launch a new flight between Ashgabat and Riga on February 13, 2015, the Transport Ministry informed LETA.