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Direct flights between Latvia and China to be launched in October

BC, Riga, 23.07.2018.Print version
In an interview on the LNT television channel this morning, the head of Riga International Airport Ilona Lice said that direct flights between Latvia and China will be launched this October, cites LETA.

She pointed out that preparatory work is underway at the moment and that Latvia has concluded all the necessary formalities on its side.


Lice said that the direct flights to China will connect Riga with the Chinese province of Hainan.

As reported, direct passenger flights between Latvia and China might be launched by the end of this year, Helmuts Kols, the Latvian Transport Ministry’s advisor at the Latvian Embassy in Beijing, said earlier this month.


During the past couple of years Latvia has been working hard to ensure direct air traffic between Riga and China. Chinese representatives have visited Riga International Airport and learned about the operations of Latvia’s airBaltic national carrier, which they have appreciated as very successful, the ministry official said.


Kols indicated that the direct airline route could be opened between Riga and China’s southern province of Hainan. “If we work hard enough, direct flights to China might be launched by the end of this year,” the Transport Ministry’s advisor at the Latvian Embassy in Beijing said.

 






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