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Passenger volumes at Riga International Airport up 12.5% in December

BC, Riga, 20.01.2020.Print version
In December of last year, passenger volumes at Riga International Airport reached 581,901, which was up by 12.5% when compared to December 2018, the airport informed.

Last year, the airport served 7.798 mln passengers, which was 10.5% more than in 2018, the airport reported.

At the same time, the airport handled 87,007 flights last year, which was by 4.2% more than the previous year. In December, the airport handled 6,658 flights, which was by 5.1% more than in December of 2018.

The share of Latvian national carrier airBaltic at Riga airport was 58.5% in 2019.

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair was the second largest carrier at Riga airport with a 13.4% market share, followed by Hungarian low-cost airline WizzAir with 7.7%, Norwegian low-cost airline Norwegian with 3.9%, and Russian carrier Aeroflot with 2.8%.

According to the airport's data, 30.4% of travelers were transit and transfer passengers - the number of these passengers increased by 19.4% to 2.4 mln last year.

International Airport Riga is the largest air traffic hub in the Baltic states.


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