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In April, passenger turnover at Riga Airport reduced by 99.5%

Dita Zemīte , Statistics Latvia, Riga, 21.05.2020.Print version
Passenger turnover at Riga International Airport in April of 2020 has dropped by 99.5%, as compared to April 2019. Data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that also the volume of cargo and post loaded and unloaded* has decreased by 49.4%.

In April, total number of passengers arriving at and departing from Riga International Airport comprised only 3060. Dramatic fall of the passenger turnover in April is explained with cancellation of international flights to limit spread of COVID-19. With the special permission of the Minister of Transport, small number of cargo flights and passenger flights, mainly for repatriation of Latvian residents, was authorized.




In the first four months of this year total number of passengers at Riga International Airport comprised 1.02 million and that is 39.6% less than in the same period of the previous year. 6 689 tonnes of cargo and mail were loaded and unloaded at port, which is a reduction of 22.8%.


Activity of Riga International Airport in the first four months of 2020 and changes over the previous period

Month

I, 2020

Changes as % over I 2019

II, 2020

Changes as % over II 2019

III, 2020

Changes as % over III 2019

IV, 2020

Changes as % over IV 2019

Passenger arrivals and departures

525 269

12.4

489 702

13.6

235 707

 

-55.7

3 060

 

-99.5

passenger arrivals

251 913

12.2

246 650

14.3

120 765

-54.7

1 641

 

-99.5

passenger departures

273 356

12.5

243 052

12.9

114 942

-56.7

1 419

 

-99.6

Number of flights

6 524

4.1

5 969

8.0

3 787

 

-40.3

338

 

-95.4

Cargo and post loaded and unloaded (in tonnes)

2 236

2.8

1 858

-11.6

1 526

 

-33.0

1 069

-49.4

*Excludes direct transit cargo and mail, which after a short stop, continue their journey on the same aircraft on a flight having the same flight number.






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