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Passenger turnover at Riga Airport rose by 11.4% in 9 months

BC, Riga, 12.10.2017.Print version
During the first nine months of 2017, Riga International Airport served by 11.4% more passengers that during the same period in 2016, and the total number of passengers reached 4.6 million, the airport informed LETA.

The number of transit and transfer passengers in January-September this year increased 18% year-on-year to over 1.3 million or close to one-third of the total number of passengers.

In the first nine months of this year the airport also received 55,896 aircraft, up 8.6% from the same period in 2016. The average monthly number is over 6,000 aircraft

Freight transportation grew 15.9% year-on-year to some 17,000 tons in the first nine months of this year.

The state-owned Riga International Airport is the largest air traffic hub in the Baltic states. The airport offers flights to more than 60 destinations in the winter season and to nearly 90 destinations in summer, operated by 20 airlines.

In 2016, Riga Airport handled over 5.4 million passengers, or nearly 45% of all air passengers in the Baltic states.

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