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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Friday, 31.07.2015, 03:59

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Riga Airport welcomes 50 millionth passenger

Riga Airport welcomes 50 millionth passenger

29.07.2015

Today, July 29, Riga International Airport welcomed its 50 millionth passenger since the establishment of the airport. Ms Monta Skābarniece arrived at the airport onboard airBaltic flight from Munich, reported BC head of the communications teamat JSC Riga Airport Sarmīte Rinmane.

Keyword tags: Airport, EU – Baltic States, Good for Business, Latvia, Tourism, Transport



Two top Estonian restaurants rake in EUR 350,000 profits in 2014

Two top Estonian restaurants rake in EUR 350,000 profits in 2014

28.07.2015

An Estonian company, which owns Noa and Oko, both in the Estonian top 10 by best restaurant rankings, earned 350,000 euros in profit in 2014, quadrupling the turnover to 2.7 million euros compared to 2013, informs news.err.ee.

airBaltic to launch Tallinn – Amsterdam flight

airBaltic to launch Tallinn – Amsterdam flight

27.07.2015

The Latvian airline airBaltic will launch a new route between Tallinn and Amsterdam on March 27, 2016. The new route will offer convenient connections between the two capitals, linking Tallinn via Amsterdam to the rest of the world, reports BC vice president of corporate communications at airBaltic Janis Vanags.


If Tallink fails to come through, other companies will provide second ferry Riga-Stockholm

If Tallink fails to come through, other companies will provide second ferry Riga-Stockholm

27.07.2015

Riga Freeport CEO Andris Ameriks commented that if the Tallink company does not come up with a second ferry ship to accommodate passengers daily on the route Riga-Stockholm-Riga, then other companies are interested in doing so, probably in 2016, writes LETA.

Profit of Ryanair grew by 25% in July

Profit of Ryanair grew by 25% in July

27.07.2015

Ryanair, Europe’s No. 1 low fares airline, today (27 July 2015) reported a Q1 profit of €245 mln, up 25% on last year, as traffic grew 16% to 28m due to stronger load factors, up 6% points to 92%, informed BC Elina Hakkarainen.

24.07.2015

For the Estonian tourism industry, 2014 was the most successful year in the last 5 years

In 2014, from all the people who visited Estonia, 4.3% were from Latvia, and that is a 3% growth compared to 2013. Last year a total of 170,000 Latvians used overnight accommodations in Estonia, and that is 12,000 more than in 2013, the Estonian Tourist Board informs LETA.

23.07.2015

Several new art objects to be unveiled in Riga in 2015 as part of cooperation with the Teterevs family

Several new art objects will be unveiled in Riga this year as part of the Riga City Council's cooperation with the Teterevs family, as the art patrons confirmed during a meeting with Riga Vice Mayor Andris Ameriks on July 22nd, writes LETA.

21.07.2015

Riga Tourism Development Bureau pleased with participation in "The Meetings Show UK"

The Riga Tourism Development Bureau considers participation in the meeting industry fair "The Meetings Show UK" in London, where Riga was represented by the "Meet Riga" brand, a success, as "Meet Riga" marketing manager Aigars Smiltans told LETA.

20.07.2015

PwC: Riga ranks first in the 4-star hotel category

Riga ranked as the best in the four star hotel category according to research by Switzerland's PwC "Online reputations – Why hotel reviews matter and how hotels respond" data.

17.07.2015

Tallink's owners were interested in Air Lituanica

Estonian Tallink's majority owner Infortar examined ways to acquire in addition to the Estonian national carrier Estonian Air also Lithuanian airline Air Lituanica, but the transaction did not take place, LETA/Aripaev.ee reports.

17.07.2015

Largest U.S. media delegation in years visiting Latvia

A group of seven journalists and one tour operator – is visiting Latvia from July 15 to July 20, 2015. This is the largest group of U.S. media representatives to visit Latvia in several years, as the Latvian Tourism Development Agency's public relations officer Inta Briede told LETA.

16.07.2015

Lithuanian airports post 10% growth in passenger traffic in H1

After the first six months of 2015, Lithuanian airports record the growth in passenger numbers in Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga by over 10% compared to the same period in 2014. During six months the three air gateways handled over 1.9 million passengers, writes LETA/ELTA.

14.07.2015

In 2014, the significant growth was recorded in the number of overnight trips around Latvia

According to the latest data of the Central Statistical Bureau, in 2014 75.6% or 1.3 mln Latvian residents (1) went on same-day and overnight trips, which is 1% more than in 2013. 19.9% of the Latvian residents went on overnight recreational (2) trips both within the territory of Latvia, as well as abroad, spending at least one night outside their usual place of residence.

14.07.2015

Tourism Development Agency organized Japanese journalists' visit to Latvia

The Latvian Tourism Development Agency organized a visit to Latvia for seven Japanese journalists so they could see tourist attractions in various regions and the capital city and get to know Latvia, as the agency's public relations officer, Inta Briede, told LETA.

13.07.2015

EU supports the infrastructure developments on Helsinki-Tallinn maritime link with EUR 30 mln

The Port of Helsinki together with the Port of Tallinn and AS Tallink Grupp obtained EUR 29.3 million EU funding within the 2014 CEF Transport Multi-Annual Calls for proposals for financing their infrastructure investments. The total cost of the planned investments is EUR 97.6 million, reports BC port’s press service.

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