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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Friday, 20.10.2017, 13:53

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564,000 cruise passengers visit Estonia in past season

564,000 cruise passengers visit Estonia in past season

16.10.2017

A total of 311 cruise ships called in the Estonian capital Tallinn during the 2017 cruise season, bringing more than 564,000 passengers here, reports LETA/BNS.

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Nights spent by tourists at Latvia's hotels up 12.2% in January-August

Nights spent by tourists at Latvia's hotels up 12.2% in January-August

16.10.2017

The number of nights spent by guests at Latvia’s hotels and other tourist facilities in the first eight months of this year grew by 12.2% against the same period last year to 3.524 million, writes LETA, according to the data released by the Central Statistics Bureau (CSB).

Riga chief architect suggests ferry traffic due to congested bridges over River Daugava

Riga chief architect suggests ferry traffic due to congested bridges over River Daugava

16.10.2017

Due to the congested bridges over the River Daugava, Riga should consider developing water transport for crossing the river, Riga City Architect Gvido Princis says in an interview with the Neatkariga Rita Avize newspaper, cites LETA.


Liepaja port sees cargo turnover rise 22.8% in January-September

Liepaja port sees cargo turnover rise 22.8% in January-September

12.10.2017

During the first nine months of 2017, the stevedore companies based in the southwestern Latvian port of Liepaja reloaded 4.753 million tons of cargo in total, which was a 22.8% rise from the same period a year ago, Liga Ratniece-Kadege, a spokeswoman for the Liepaja Special Economic Zone (SEZ), told LETA.

In September, airBaltic carries a record number of passengers

In September, airBaltic carries a record number of passengers

12.10.2017

In September 2017, the Latvian airline airBaltic carried 342 645 passengers or 24% more than in the same period of 2016. For already the fourth month in a row it has been the biggest number of transported passengers in the airline’s history. During the first nine months of 2017, airBaltic has transported a total of 2 688 016 passengers to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East, reports BC airline’s press service.


12.10.2017

Passenger turnover at Riga Airport rose by 11.4% in 9 months

During the first nine months of 2017, Riga International Airport served by 11.4% more passengers that during the same period in 2016, and the total number of passengers reached 4.6 million, the airport informed LETA.

10.10.2017

Riga port reports 47.5% increase in passenger numbers for January-September

During the first nine months of 2017 the number of ship passengers at the port of Riga grew by 47.5% against the same period in 2016 to 659,272 people, according to information available on the port’s official website, cites LETA.

09.10.2017

Tallinn Airport passenger numbers surge by quarter in September

More than 266,000 passengers used the services of Tallinn Airport in September 2017, 24% more than in September 2016, cites LETA/BNS.

06.10.2017

4% more tourists stay at Estonian hotels in August

According to Statistics Estonia, 435,000 domestic and foreign tourists stayed in Estonian accommodation establishments in August 2017, which is 4% more than in August 2016.

06.10.2017

Nordica's passenger numbers up 74% in September

The state owned Estonian airline company Nordic Aviation Group AS, which operates under the Nordica brand, registered a 74% year-to-year increase in its passenger numbers for September to 66,000 passengers, cites LETA/BNS.

05.10.2017

Finland's travel agency Timetravels to open client service center in Kaunas

Finland's travel agency Timetravels will open a client service center in Lithuania's second city Kaunas and hire about 30 specialists in the next two years, reports LETA/BNS.

04.10.2017

Small Planet Airlines obtains Cambodian Air operator’s certificate

Leisure charter operator Small Planet Airlines Co. Ltd obtained the Cambodian Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) and will now operate flights under LKH callsign, assigned by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), informed BC communication specialist of the airline Berta Jasiukėnaitė.

04.10.2017

airBaltic celebrates 22 years

The Latvian airline airBaltic in October, 2017 celebrates its 22nd anniversary since the launch of commercial operations. On October 1, 1995 airBaltic operated the first commercial flight from Riga to Stockholm with the aircraft SAAB 340, informed BC company’s press service.

03.10.2017

Latvian tourism promotion videos win 2 awards at Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards festival

The series of tourism promotion videos created by the Riga Tourism Development Bureau (RTAB) or Live Riga have received two awards or Gold Dolphins at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards festival in France, the RTAB announced LETA.

03.10.2017

Tallink's Q3 passenger numbers grew by 2%

The listed Estonian shipper Tallink Grupp carried 2.9 million passengers in the third quarter, 2% more than in the same period a year ago. Cargo carriage grew 12.5% to 91,300 units in the third quarter and the number of carried passenger cars declined 7.1% to 353,000 units, Tallink told the stock exchange, cites LETA/BNS.

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