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Thursday, 02.04.2015, 06:08
Fuel traders Statoil Fuel&Retail Latvia, Orlen Latvija Ltd. and Neste Latvija were the largest taxpayers in Latvia in 2014, as the State Revenue Service's Communication Department informed LETA.
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The most expensive new automobile to be registered in Latvia in 2014 is a "Ferrari F12 Berlinetta", its registered worth was EUR 302,000, as online automobile portal Latauto.lv sales manager Andris Malnieks told LETA.
The arrival of the Swiss airline Swiss International Air Lines at the Riga Airport marks the completion of lengthy negotiations – Latvia had several times tried to bring the airline to Riga, and now the airport hopes that the airline's flights to and from Riga will be a success, as Transport Ministry's Aviation Department Director Arnis Muiznieks told a press conference on March 31, reports LETA.
The Estonian airline Estonian Air is accusing the Latvian national airline airBaltic of unfair competition, according to the Estonian daily Postimees, cites LETA.
The Railroad Law requires amendments in order to adopt the European Union's directives, which would facilitate non-discriminatory services in the industry, however, the most significant changes to the law do not have to be implemented now, Transport Minister Anrijs Matiss (Unity) said during today's meeting of the Latvian Transit Business Association, reports LETA.
International Airport Riga is planning on a 5% increase in passenger turnover this year, which would allow the airport to once again see passenger turnovers exceed five million, the airport's chairman Andris Liepins told LETA.
Vilnius city bike self-service system Cyclocity Vilnius will start this season on 1 April, 2015. There are 37 self-service terminals installed in Vilnius, informs LETA/ELTA.
Estonian national carrier Estonian Air's loss in 2014 amounted to EUR 6.4 million, although the company hoped to reduce it to EUR 3 million with a restructuring program, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
Taking demand into account, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has made a strategic decision to resume direct flights between Riga and Stockholm as of the summer 2015, SAS spokeswoman Ruta Juciene told LETA.
The Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development has approved Riga City Council's regulations that stipulate higher parking fees at municipal parking lots in Riga, but the ministry notes that the decision is not substantiated by verifiable estimates or facts, the ministry informed LETA.
The market consultation phase of the Marvele cargo port public private partnership (PPP) has been launched last week. The Lithuanian Ministry of Transport and Communications, the contracting authority for the project, has prepared draft tender documents and is now inviting parties to express their interest and provide feedback until May 8, 2015, reports BC Dainius Normantas from project management department at Invest Lithuania.
Estonian Foreign Ministry announced that a tourism bus with Estonian and Latvia tourists was in an accident Sunday afternoon in the Antalya region in Turkey in which one Estonian woman was killed, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
Ground handling service company Havas Europe added Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) and Ukraine International Airlines to its service network. Flight crews of SAS and Ukraine Airlines and their passengers were welcomed with flowers and treats as part of their first operations at Riga Airport, reports BC Linda Anaite.
Six cruise ships are expected to visit the Port of Saaremaa in summer 2015, which bring to the island two times less tourists than last year, LETA/Meie Maa reports.
In response to the tragedy of the German airline Germanwings and it's possible causes Air Lituanica confirms to its passengers that two crew members are always in the cockpit during the flights of Air Lituanica, reports BC the airline.