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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Friday, 23.06.2017, 18:29

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Kieler Woche draws cruise ships

Kieler Woche draws cruise ships

22.06.2017

The Kieler Woche sailing regatta - the biggest maritime folk festival and sail sport event in northern Europe – is a big draw for cruise ships as well as many other vessels. Between the 17th and the 25th of June Kiel expects visits by a total of fifteen different luxury liners. One particularly special sight for thousands of onlookers was this Wednesday (June 21st.) when Cunard’s “Queen Elizabeth” and P&O’s “Arcadia” berthed side by side at the Ostseekai Cruise Terminal.

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Small Planet Airlines to introduce one more A320 in their fleet

Small Planet Airlines to introduce one more A320 in their fleet

21.06.2017

Lithuanian leisure carrier Small Planet Airlines expanded its fleet by adding one more Airbus aircraft in the beginning of this summer. In total fleet consists of 22 Airbus 320 and Airbus 321 aircraft. All of them are already booked for the summer season. During this period Small Planet Airlines plans to carry 1 million passengers, companies representative informed BC.

airBaltic Number of Passengers Increases by 20%

airBaltic Number of Passengers Increases by 20%

19.06.2017

. In May 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic carried 316 915 passengers or 20% more than in the same period of 2016 throughout its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East. During the first five months of 2017, airBaltic has transported a total of 1 193 243 passengers, airBaltic announced.


Russia's Rusline opens flights between Lithuania's Palanga and St.Petersburg

Russia's Rusline opens flights between Lithuania's Palanga and St.Petersburg

16.06.2017

Russia's airline Rusline will Saturday start flying passengers between the Lithuanian seaside resort of Palanga and St.Petersburg, reports LETA/BNS.

Lithuania's Neringa seeks to put stop to renting out of yachts as hotel rooms

Lithuania's Neringa seeks to put stop to renting out of yachts as hotel rooms

16.06.2017

The heads of Lithuania's Curonian Spit municipality of Neringa are concerned over the practice of renting out yachts docked at the Nida port to tourists as hotels, writes LETA/BNS according to the daily Lietuvos Zinios .


16.06.2017

Estonian bus operator hopes to start Viljandi-Valmiera service in July

The Estonian bus operator Hansa Bussiliinid hopes to fix the red tape necessary to open a once-weekly bus service between the south Estonian regional capital Viljandi and the town of Valmiera in Latvia in July, writes LETA/BNS according to the regional newspaper Sakala.

15.06.2017

airBaltic flies 19% more passengers in January-May

Latvia’s national carrier airBaltic flew 1,193,243 air passengers during the first five months of this year, which was a 19% rise against the same period last year, BC was told at the company.

14.06.2017

Lithuania's Viciunai Group may drop Hilton project

Elimination of the VAT privilege for hotels, planned for 2018, may halt investments in the sector in Lithuania. Viciunai, a leading Lithuanian food group that is owned by Kaunas Mayor Visvaldas Matijosaitis, has already announced plans of halting the Hilton construction project in Vilnius, while other investors have not discarded their plans on new hotels, according to Verslo Zinios business daily information writes LETA/BNS.

14.06.2017

Hotel Pullman Riga Old Town named best hotel in Baltics

Pullmann Riga Old Town, a five-star hotel of the Accor Hotels chain, has won the Baltic Real Estate Award 2017 as the best hotel in the Baltic states, the hotel’s representative Valdis Vanadzins told LETA.

13.06.2017

Commission: Rail Baltic is opportunity not to be missed

Integrating Estonia and the Baltic states in the European railway network via a modern and direct railway connection, with a large financial support from the European Union, is an opportunity that will not present itself again if it is not seized now, Catherine Trautmann, European coordinator for the TEN-T North Sea-Baltic Corridor, said LETA/ BNS.

13.06.2017

Latvian government supports in principle new train procurement project

Pasazieru Vilciens (Passenger Train) company will continue its procurement for new electric trains, even though the project will have an impact on the state budget, as the government supported the move in principle today, the Transport ministry informed BC.

09.06.2017

Number of ship passengers at Riga port grows 38.6% in January-May

During the first five months of this year the number of ship passengers at the port of Riga grew by 38.6% against the same period in 2016 to 271,637 people, according to information posted on the port’s official website.

08.06.2017

Latvian residents travelled more around Latvia and abroad in 2016

According to the latest data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), in 2016, as compared to 2015, the number of domestic overnight trips of Latvian residents grew by 3.3% and the number of trips abroad increased by 0.7%. The number of nights spent on trips around Latvia increased by 10.6%, and on trips abroad – by 10.5%.

07.06.2017

Riga Airport Passenger Figures Grow by 7.4%

In May this year, Riga International Airport handled over half a million passengers, which is an increase of 10.8% as compared to May 2016, reaching a new passenger traffic record in May, Riga Airports representative announced.

06.06.2017

Lithuanian railway company plans routes to Daugavpils

After closing the route to Moscow, Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways, LG), the state-run railway company, plans on launching a passenger train to the Latvian city of Daugavpils. The company's spokesman said LG was ready but had to wait for the final approval from Latvian railwaysm reports LETA/BNS.

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