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Air China conducts market research for future cooperation with Latvian air carriers

BC, Riga, 13.09.2017.Print version
The Chinese airline Air China is conducting a market research with a view to develop models for cooperation with Latvian air carriers, the Latvian Transport Ministry informed LETA.

A delegation from Air China's European office today met with the state secretary of the Latvian Transport Ministry, Kaspars Ozolins, and representatives of the Latvian aviation industry to discuss possibilities of cooperation.


This visit was organized following the meeting between Latvian Transport Minister Uldis Augulis (Greens/Farmers) and the president of Air China in Beijing in May this year when they agreed on the need to strengthen bilateral cooperation in aviation.


The Air China delegation said the airline was now conducting a market research and making the calculations to come up with the most effective models for cooperation with the Latvian aviation sector.


According to the Latvian Transport Ministry, the representatives of Air China's European office said the airline was interested in the Baltic region and Scandinavia because Air China, the biggest provider of air transportation services between China and Europe, which operates 27 routes out of China to 14 European countries, currently had only one connection to Scandinavia and the Baltics, namely, Stockholm. In view of the growing interest of Chinese tourists in travel to Europe, the company is considering creating additional destinations in Europe.


Ozolins said the Latvian authorities were now working on a special offer for potential tourists from China to make them interested in visiting Latvia.


The Air China delegation also visited the Riga International Airport and the Latvian national airline airBaltic for a more detailed discussion of potential cooperation.

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