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Monday, 27.06.2016, 23:16
Aegean Airlines, Greece’s largest carrier and a Star Alliance member, is launching a new route out of Riga Airport to Athens for summer 2016, reported BC the press service of the Riga Airport.
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The Riga Zoo received 336,190 visitors in 2015, which is the highest annual number of visitors since 2009, reports LETA, according to the zoological garden’s annual report for 2015.
The harbor that opened in the sea resort of Vosu on Estonia's North Coast in 2015 has seen a successful first year so far, with 56 of the marina's 45 boat slips booked and 26 being actively used, the regional newspaper Virumaa Teataja said, cites LETA/BNS.
The ferry Ionas that was pulled from service on the Kuivastu-Virtsu route following a technical malfunction on May 16 made a test journey after repairs on June 21st evening and immediately joined the PL Hiiumaa and Mercandia in serving the route connecting the islands of Muhu and Saaremaa with the mainland in Estonia, informs LETA/BNS.
The Estonian School of Hotel and Tourism Management (EHTE), a private school providing applied higher education in Tallinn, has been declared bankrupt, informs LETA/BNS.
Spanish low-costs carrier Vueling is due to launch flights between Riga and Barcelona this Saturday, June 25, reported BC Sarmite Rinmane, a spokeswoman for Riga International Airport.
All passengers of Tallink and Silja Line vessels sailing to and departing from Stockholm to Helsinki, Turku and Tallinn will from now walk through the new terminal building of Vartahamnen, opened tomorrow on 21st of June. Although the construction in the harbour area and terminal will continue also now, the opening of the terminal will significantly improve the travel comfort by decreasing the distances between the ships and terminal, informed BC Tallink’s press service.
Despite the opening of new air routes connecting Palanga with Minsk and Kiev, businesses in the Lithuanian seaside resort town do not expect an influx of tourists thus far, the Lietuvos Rytas daily reports on June 21st, cites LETA/BNS.
Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, started operating its new Tel Aviv service from Riga. The long awaited route will operate all year round twice a week, allowing passengers to travel between Latvia and Israel on very low fares while enjoying excellent onboard service.
Olympic Entertainment Group (OEG) is prepared to sell the building of the newly-opened Hilton hotel in Tallinn if the price is right, core owner and chairman of the supervisory board Armin Karu said at the annual general meeting of shareholders of the listed gaming group on June 16th, cites LETA/BNS.
Today, the grand-open of the five-star Pullman Old Town Riga hotel was opened in downtown Riga center, Dita Mirbaha, a representative of Ukrainian investor Wisher Enterprises, told LETA.
The Estonian furniture manufacturer Standard has won a tender to furnish 162 rooms of the Hilton hotel at the Munich airport, which in monetary terms represents the company's biggest single contract in Germany, informs LETA/BNS.
Altogether 938,758 passengers passed through the ports of Estonia's state-owned Port of Tallinn in May 2016, 5.1% more than in May 2015 and the biggest number for any other month of May so far, informs LETA/BNS.
With 426,655 tons of various cargo reloaded in the southwestern Latvian port of Liepaja in May 2016, the port’s cargo turnover remained virtually unchanged from the same month a year ago, representatives of the Liepaja Special Economic Zone (SEZ) told LETA.
According to Statistics Estonia, 226,000 domestic and foreign tourists stayed in accommodation establishments in April 2016, which was 8% more than in April 2015. The number of both domestic and foreign tourists increased.