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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Tuesday, 22.08.2017, 10:10

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During the Port Festival Rigans invited to reach the new cargo turnover record

During the Port Festival Rigans invited to reach the new cargo turnover record

18.08.2017

Every day around 95,000 tons of cargo are transhipped at the port of Riga. This weekend, every visitor of the Port of Riga will be able to participate in the transhipment of cargo at the Freeport of Riga, thus inviting everyone to achieve together a new record for the volume of cargo ever transhipped in Riga. As is known, the Port of Riga is the largest port of Latvia and the second largest port in the Baltics, which tranships an average of 38 million tons of cargo per year, reported BC port’s press service.

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airBaltic flies 20% more passengers in January-July

airBaltic flies 20% more passengers in January-July

17.08.2017

Latvian national carrier airBaltic flew 1,958,774 passengers in the first seven months of 2017, which was a 20% increase against the respective period in 2016, LETA was told at the company.

airBaltic to launch new flights to Malaga, Lisbon, Split, Bordeaux and Gdansk for the summer 2018

airBaltic to launch new flights to Malaga, Lisbon, Split, Bordeaux and Gdansk for the summer 2018

16.08.2017

Latvian national airline airBaltic has announced its first destinations for the summer season of 2018, starting on March 27, 2018, LETA was informed by the airline.


The Freeport of Riga handled 20 mln tonnes of cargo in 7 months

The Freeport of Riga handled 20 mln tonnes of cargo in 7 months

15.08.2017

Over the first seven months of the year 2017, the Freeport of Riga handled 20 million tonnes of cargo. As compared to 2016, cargo turnover increased by 1.6% for dry bulk and by 11.5% for general cargo, including by 14.3% for container cargo. In turn, the volumes of handled liquid bulk cargo have also decreased at the port of Riga this year, taking into account market trends, informed BC port’s press service.

Riga airport raises turnover of passengers by 10.1% in 7 months

Riga airport raises turnover of passengers by 10.1% in 7 months

15.08.2017

During the first seven months of 2017, Riga International Airport received by 10.1% more passengers that in the same period a year ago, LETA was told at the airport.


14.08.2017

The number of guests at Latvian hotels rose by 13.3% in Q2

According to the latest data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), 694.2 thsd visitors stayed at Latvian tourist accommodation establishments in the 2nd quarter of 2017, which is 13.3% more than during the respective period of 2016. As compared to the previous year, the number of nights spent by visitors increased by 14.3% and reached 1.32 million. The average duration of a visitor's stay at an accommodation establishment was 1.9 nights.

14.08.2017

Kuressaare mayor: tourism tax would bring EUR 1.5 mln to Saaremaa

Madis Kallas, mayor of the regional capital Kuressaare of the island of Saaremaa, said that tourism tax would annually bring 1.5 million euros into the island's treasury, the regional newspaper Saarte Haal reported, cites LETA.

11.08.2017

Number of ship passengers at Riga Port climbed by 45.4% in 7 months

During the first seven months of 2017 the number of ship passengers at the port of Riga grew by 45.4% against the same period in 2016 to 484,151 people, according to information posted on the port’s official website, cites LETA.

11.08.2017

Passenger flow via Lithuanian airports decreased by 14% in July y-o-y

Lithuania's international airports of Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga handled an aggregate of 407,900 passengers in July 2017, down by 14%, from 472,500, year-on-year. The decline was mainly due to closure of the Vilnius airport for reconstruction, writes LETA/BNS.

10.08.2017

Cargo and passenger ferry line between Denmark and Riga may be opened

Danish Ambassador Hans Brask and Riga Freeport administrator Ansis Zeltins during a meeting discussed the opportunity to open a new cargo and passenger ferry line between Denmark and Riga, said Riga Freeport representative Vita Gerharde, cites LETA.

10.08.2017

Wizz Air to launch flights from Riga to Israel's resort Eilat

Hungarian low-costs carrier Wizz Air will launch flights from Riga to the Red Sea resort of Eilat in southern Israel as of October 31, 2017, LETA was told at the company.

10.08.2017

Qatar waives visas for citizens of 80 countries, including Latvia

Qatar announced on August 9th, 2017 a program to allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries, including Latvia, reports LETA.

10.08.2017

Lux Express boasts 23% growth of passengers in Baltics in H1

Estonian international coach operator Lux Express in the first half of the year 2017 carried by 23% more passengers in the Baltic states than in the first six months of 2016, the company said, cites LETA.

10.08.2017

21% Latvians choose holiday destination based on costs

As many as 21% of people in Latvian choose their holiday destination based on the costs involved, reports LETA, according to a survey carried out by Latvia Tours travel agency.

09.08.2017

Lithuanian restaurants gladly hire foreigners

Lithuania's largest restaurant owners gladly hire foreigners and intend to continue the practice, regardless of major bureaucratic challenges, Verslo Zinios business daily said, cites LETA/BNS.

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