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Sunday, 30.04.2017, 21:33
The Latvian airline airBaltic has been recognized as one of the most punctual airlines in the world and has received five stars in the OTP Star Ratings system by OAG, the airline informed BC.
Latvia’s SmartLynx Airlines plans to expand its operations to Asia and North America, including Canada, LETA was told at the company.
The Rail Baltica Global Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) presented on April 24 during Rail Baltica Global Forum 2017 confirms that the Rail Baltica project is financially and economically viable. The new study reaffirms the project’s economic feasibility and highly beneficial nature, providing the necessary updated parameters for the project’s continued EU and national co-financing, Rail Baltica Global Forum representatives informed BC.
Commissioner Rapil Zhoshybayev welcome to the Third Astana EXPO 2017 International Tourism Conference on 21 April in Astana. The text of the welcome address was kindly provided by the BC to the secretariat of the Commissioner of EXPO-2017.
A total of 1.064 mln passengers went through Lithuania's airports in the first quarter if this year, a rise of 16.4% on the same time last year, Statistics Lithuania said.
The opening of the Grand Hotel Kempinski Riga is planned in June of this year, the hotel’s representative Liva Laivina told LETA.
Lithuanian-owned charter carrier Small Planet Airlines posted 223.1 mln euros in revenue in 2016, up by 22.6% y-o-y, however, ended the year with a loss of 3.8 mln euros after netting a profit of 19.2 million euros in 2015, reports LETA/BNS.
Riga International Airport is set to welcome its 60 millionth passenger since the restoration of Latvia’s independence next week, April 19, t the airport representative told BC.
The Easter weekend holiday is approaching and the Latvian airline airBaltic is announcing the most popular destinations for Easter holidays.
During the planned construction of Rail Baltica European-gauge railway line, Riga International Coach Terminal will be moved to a multimodal transport hub in Tornakals and will later operate as a regional terminal, Dzintars Balodis, the head of the Riga City Council’s department of urban development told members of the urban development committee, writes LETA.
The state-owned Estonian airline Nordica carried in cooperation with its strategic partner LOT Polish Airlines 41,200 passengers in March, 57% more than in the same month last year.
According to Statistics Estonia, in February 2017, domestic and foreign tourists who stayed in Estonian accommodation establishments numbered 207,000, which was 13% more than in February 2016.
A total of approximately EUR 1.7 mln has been invested in the establishment of the Baltic Radiology Academy, as Medicinas Sabiedriba ARS representatives told LETA.