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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 19.02.2020, 01:36

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airBaltic's Riga-Helsinki flight returns to Riga due to technical problems

airBaltic's Riga-Helsinki flight returns to Riga due to technical problems

18.02.2020

Riga-Helsinki flight by Latvian national airline airBaltic today returned to Riga due to technical problems, said airport's spokeswoman Laura Karnite.

Keyword tags: Airport, Latvia, Tourism, Transport



airBaltic sees 19.4% rise in passenger turnover in January

airBaltic sees 19.4% rise in passenger turnover in January

18.02.2020

Latvian airline airBaltic has carried 311,004 or 19% more passengers in January when compared to the same month last year, the airline informed LETA.

Finnair mulling additional departures on Tartu-Helsinki air route

Finnair mulling additional departures on Tartu-Helsinki air route

18.02.2020

The Tartu-Helsinki air link is operating successfully with more day departures to be added to the flight schedule summer 2021, Mayor of Tartu Urmas Klaas said following a meeting with Finnish airline Finnair's representatives.


In 2019, number of visitors hosted at Latvian tourist accommodation establishments has grown by 1.6%

In 2019, number of visitors hosted at Latvian tourist accommodation establishments has grown by 1.6%

17.02.2020

Latest data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that 2.85 mln foreign and Latvian visitors stayed at Latvian tourist accommodation establishments in 2019, which is 1.6% more than in 2018.

Airbnb signs first Experiences partnership in Baltics

Airbnb signs first Experiences partnership in Baltics

13.02.2020

Airbnb and Lithuania Travel have signed a partnership to promote healthy and sustainable tourism in the Baltics. It is the first partnership between a destination marketing organization (DMO) and a travel platform in the region.


12.02.2020

Tourists spend EUR 1.04 bn in Tallinn in 2019

According to preliminary data, permanent residents of foreign countries in 2019 made 4.5 mln visits to and spent an estimated 1.04 bn euros in Tallinn, reported LETA/BNS.

12.02.2020

Viking XPRS to not operate on Tallinn-Helsinki route this weekend due to technical issue

A technical failure was detected on the Finnish shipper Viking Line's Viking XPRS ferry, which operates on the Tallinn-Helsinki route, and the vessel will be docked from Friday to Sunday this week, informed LETA/BNS.

12.02.2020

airBaltic flight from Riga to Malaga diverted to Bordeaux due to engine problems

Today's airBaltic flight from Riga to Malaga was diverted to Bordeaux after an engine failure, the airport told LETA.

12.02.2020

Estonia: Merko to build Hilton hotel in Tallinn

AS Merko Ehitus Eesti, part of the listed Estonian construction group Merko Ehitus, and GVP Invest Estonia OU on Wednesday entered into a 8.9 million euro contract for the construction of a hotel building located at 49 Tartu Road in Tallinn. The contract includes construction of a six-storey hotel building, which will operate as the first Hampton by Hilton hotel in the Baltic states, Merko told the stock exchange.

12.02.2020

Greece, Turkey, Egypt topping list of Estonians' favorite holiday destinations

The Tourest tourism fair which ran from Friday through Sunday indicates that Estonians' favorite tourist destinations remain unchanged over the past few of years with Turkey, Greece and Egypt topping the list, while interest in city breaks in Europe is also on the rise, informed LETA/BNS.

12.02.2020

Riga Airport sees number of passengers grow 12.2% in January

Riga International Airport handled 524,400 passengers in the first month of 2020, which is an increase of 12.2% against the same period in 2019, according to information released by the airport writes LETA.

06.02.2020

Estonia: Seasonal air link to launch between Saaremaa capital, Stockholm in May

The municipality government of Saaremaa and Swedish carrier Braathens Regional Airlines (BRA) have concluded an agreement whereby a seasonal air connection will be introduced between the island's capital Kuressaare and Bromma, Stockholm on May 15, reported LETA/BNS.

06.02.2020

Tartu to expand smart bike share system by building 10 new terminals

The Tartu city government is planning to expand the city's smart bike share system launched last year by building ten new bike terminals in various locations across the city, informed LETA/BNS.

05.02.2020

Lithuania to Host the 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup

2020 is set to be a big year for sport in Lithuania. This is because the 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup will be held here. What is it all about and what does its presence mean for the country?

05.02.2020

Corruption Prevention Bureau carrying out searches at Riga Tourism Development Bureau

Corruption Prevention Bureau (KNAB) officers are carrying out searches at the Riga Tourism Development Bureau (RTDB), informed LETA.

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