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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 06.08.2020, 19:45

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Autonomus passenger bus to run in Jelgava and Aizkraukle for two weeks

Autonomus passenger bus to run in Jelgava and Aizkraukle for two weeks

06.08.2020

For the first time in Latvia, an autonomous bus will be running in Jelgava and Aizkraukle for two weeks in August, brought to Latvia by Zemgale Planning Region (ZPR) as part of the Sohjoa Baltic project that aims to facilitate the transition to autonomous and eco-friendly public transport in the cities around the Baltic Sea, as ZPR representative Ilze Lujane told LETA.

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Bolt begins offering ride-sharing services in Sigulda and Tukums

Bolt begins offering ride-sharing services in Sigulda and Tukums

06.08.2020

The transportation platform Bolt has launched ride-sharing services in Sigulda and Tukums, as well as electric scooters in Daugavpils and Jurmala, the company informed.

In June, number of tourists in Estonia dropped by 60% y-o-y

In June, number of tourists in Estonia dropped by 60% y-o-y

06.08.2020

According to Statistics Estonia, in June, 121,000 domestic tourists and 42,000 foreign tourists stayed in Estonian accommodation establishments. Their total number of nights spent was 301,000. Compared to June 2019, the number of tourists dropped by 60%, but their number was higher than in the last few months.


Lithuania to impose quarantine on returnees from Poland next week

Lithuania to impose quarantine on returnees from Poland next week

06.08.2020

A senior epidemiologist on Wednesday warned Lithuanians against travelling to Poland, saying they will most probably have to self-isolate for 14 days on their return from the neighboring country as of next week, writes LETA/BNS.

Tallinn Airport's July passenger numbers grow over 3-fold m-o-m

Tallinn Airport's July passenger numbers grow over 3-fold m-o-m

06.08.2020

In July, 75,682 passengers passed through Tallinn Airport, which is approximately 24% of the volume of passengers in July last year; however, the number of passengers more than tripled compared to June 2020.


06.08.2020

airBaltic begins flights to Rhodes from today

Latvian airline airBaltic will operate a new direct seasonal route from Riga to Rhodes in Greece starting from today, LETA learned from the company.

05.08.2020

Stena Line to open Liepaja-Karlskrona-Travemunde ferry route

Swedish ferry operator Stena Line is launching the Liepaja-Karlskrona-Travemunde route next Thursday, LETA was told at the Liepaja Special Economic Zone (SEZ).

05.08.2020

Lux Express sees number of passengers drop 43% in H1

International bus operator Lux Express carried 790,000 passengers in the first half of this year, which is a reduction of 43 percent as compared to the same period a year ago, Rait Remmel, head of the company's international business, told LETA.

04.08.2020

Tallink's passenger numbers fell by 50.2% in July y-o-y

Listed Estonian shipper Tallink Grupp transported a total of 617,206 passengers in July 2020, which is 50.2 percent less than in the same month in 2019, but more than double the amount of passengers transported in the previous month, with more than 280,000 passengers transported in June 2020.

04.08.2020

Profit of Ecolines Estonia up by more than 1/3 in 2019

The revenue of bus company OU Ecolines Estonia increased by 9 percent to 16.2 million euros last year and net profit grew by 37 percent to 2.9 million euros.

04.08.2020

Kirsons out as chairman of Lido supervisory board

Maris Blumbergs has taken over from Gunars Kirsons as supervisory board chairman of Latvia's Lido restaurant chain, the company's representatives informed LETA.

03.08.2020

Profit of Lux Express grows 2.5-fold in 2019

Last year, the revenue of bus operator Lux Express Estonia AS increased by 16.4 percent to 36.8 million euros, while the net profit increased approximately two and a half times from 864,800 euros to 2.2 million euros, informs LETA/BNS.

03.08.2020

airBaltic to start flying to Thessaloniki in September

Latvia's national carrier airBaltic will launch seasonal flights from Riga to the Greek city of Thessaloniki from September 4, the airline's spokeswoman Alise Briede informed LETA.

31.07.2020

Tallink to offer additional cruises from Riga to Helsinki and Aland Islands

stonian ferry operator Tallink offers two more special Friday cruises from Riga to Helsinki and the Aland Islands in August and September, the shipper's representatives informed LETA.

31.07.2020

Tallinna Sadam opens renovated Terminal D

Listed port company Tallinna Sadam is about to formally open the fully renovated Terminal D of the Old City Harbor of Tallinn on Friday, informs LETA/BNS.

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