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Riga Airport receives certificate confirming compliance with EU’s new requirements

BC, Riga, 15.12.2017.Print version
Riga International Airport has received a certificate confirming its compliance with the latest European aviation standards in the area of equipment and aviation safety, LETA was told at the airport.

In accordance with the EU regulation, all airports in EU member states are expected to complete the certification process by December 31, 2017. The regulation sets legal and regulatory safety requirements for the infrastructure and the operational aviation processes of airports and obliges airports to create a solid safety management system.


Since airport certification is a complicated and time-consuming process, Riga Airport started it already in 2014. The certification process included a revision and analysis of all operational processes to bring them in line with the highest safety and management standards.


The certification process has now concluded and Riga Airport has been awarded the new certificate ahead of the deadline.

Next Monday, the airport’s representatives will give a news conference on the Latvian aviation industry’s development and challenges in 2018.


Riga International Airport is the largest air traffic hub in the Baltic states. The airport offers flights to more than 60 destinations in the winter season and to nearly 90 destinations in summer, operated by 20 airlines.

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