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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Friday, 21.11.2014, 04:13

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More passengers traveled by air transport in Lithuania in 10 months

More passengers traveled by air transport in Lithuania in 10 months

20.11.2014

In the first ten months of 2014 year-on-year, the number of air passengers in Lithuania increased by a tenth. However, fewer goods were transported by air. Based on the data of Statistics Lithuania, in January-October 2014, the number of passengers at airports stood at 3.3 million, by 8.9% more year-on-year, informs LETA/ELTA.

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Amount of cargo transported in Lithuania by rail, sea grows in 10 months

Amount of cargo transported in Lithuania by rail, sea grows in 10 months

20.11.2014

In ten months of 2014, the amount of cargo transported by rail and sea transport has slightly increased in Lithuania, writes LETA/ELTA.

Lembergs sees no Western solidarity with Latvia

Lembergs sees no Western solidarity with Latvia

20.11.2014

There is no Western solidarity with Latvia – Latvia is appreciated only for supporting sanctions against Russia, but as soon as the consequences of these sanctions are mentioned, Latvia is forgotten, Ventspils Mayor Aivars Lembergs said in an interview with channel LTV this morning, cites LETA.


airBaltic achieves No. 1 rank in punctuality

airBaltic achieves No. 1 rank in punctuality

20.11.2014

The Latvian airline airBaltic has achieved the best arrival punctuality indicator in October among low cost carriers, according to FlightStats analysts, who track the performance of nearly 150,000 flights operated and serviced by thousands of airlines and airports globally each day, reported BC vice president of corporate communications at airBaltic Janis Vanags.

Estonian government approves of last loan payment to Estonian Air

Estonian government approves of last loan payment to Estonian Air

20.11.2014

The Estonian government gave approval to the Finance Ministry to pay the last 12.1 mln euro loan installment to Estonia's national carrier Estonian Air by November 28, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.

20.11.2014

Lithuanian Customs seize drug smuggling worth EUR 870,000

Customs officers detained on the Lithuanian-Polish border a consignment of about 73 kg of hashish and marijuana. Drugs worth about 870 thousand euro were covered with oranges and lemons, reports cust.lt.

19.11.2014

Vopak E.O.S. wants LNG terminal in Muuga

After the Estonian and Finnish prime ministers concluded an agreement on liquefied natural gas (LNG) this week, the best location for the Estonian regional LNG terminal in the changed situation now is the port of Muuga, announced oil products' transit and storage company, Dutch firm Royal Vopak's Estonian subsidiary Vopak E.O.S., LETA/Postimees Online reports.

16.11.2014

Baltic joint venture RB Rail registered

The three Baltic countries' joint venture, the joint-stock company RB Rail has been registered with the Register of Enterprises of Latvia, as the Transport Ministry of Latvia informed LETA.

14.11.2014

Lufthansa Consulting: Air Lituanica’s operation meets the market needs

The operation and the business plan of the airline Air Lituanica were assessed by independent experts. German company Lufthansa Consulting and experts of Invest Lithuania describe the company’s operation as meeting the market needs, reported BC airline’s press service.

14.11.2014

LDz Cargo – leading transport, logistics, and shipment company in Latvia in 2013

Rail freight transport company LDz Cargo was the leading transport, logistics, and shipment company last year with turnover at EUR 254.13 million, according to the Latvian Business Annual Report 2014 compiled by Firmas.lv and LETA.

14.11.2014

The Freeport of Riga fails signing agreement with Riga Central Terminal on Krievu island

The Freeport of Riga has still failed to sign an agreement with the second leaseholder of Krievu Island – Riga Central Terminal, and, as Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss (Unity) said in an interview with LETA, if this continues, European Union funds will be lost and the financial burden will lie on the port's budget.

14.11.2014

Klaipeda Port sets new record in October

In October 2014, Klaipėda Port cargo turnover has grown by 24.3%: total of 3,652.8 thousand tons (including LNG – 48.6 thousand tons) were handled, i.e. 713.6 thousand tons more than in October 2013, reports BC port’s marketing specialist Mantas Stoncius.

14.11.2014

Total revenue of Estonian Air was 52.2 mln euros in 9 months

The total revenue of Estonian Air was 52.2 million and loss 6.4 million euros in the first nine months of this year; last year the revenue was 55.4 million, and the loss 6 million euros in the same period, Estonia's national carrier announced, cites LETA.

14.11.2014

Liepins from airBaltic nominated for new Riga Airport CEO

Deputy State Secretary of the Economy Ministry, Andris Liepins has been nominated for the new CEO of Riga International Airport, Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss (Unity) said in an interview with the Latvian Television show "Rita panorama", cites LETA.

14.11.2014

Former CEO: Ryanair not ready to sign agreement offered by the airport

Irish low-fare airline Ryanair is not ready to sign an agreement with the Riga International Airport that would be identical to that which the airport has signed with Wizz Air, but if the airport offers any kind of special discounts for Ryanair, legal proceedings could follow, the former airport's CEO Aldis Murnieks told LETA.

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