Flights from Latvia currently unaffected by Gatwick flight reductions

  • 2023-09-26
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Flights to and from Latvia are currently unaffected by the reduction of flights at London Gatwick Airport, Ilze Salna, Riga Airport spokeswoman, told LETA, commenting on Gatwick's decision to limit the number of flights to 800 per day until October.

She pointed out that currently all flights on the route are scheduled.

Flights between Riga and Gatwick are operated by the Latvian national airline airBaltic.

At the same time, the airport urges passengers to follow the information provided by airlines before any planned flight.

London Gatwick Airport has been forced to cancel more than 160 flights this week due to a shortage of air traffic controllers, partly caused by the outbreak of Covid-19.

The airport says flights will be limited to 800 a day until October 1.

As reported, Riga Airport posted EUR 57.924 million in turnover for 2022, an increase of 82.3 percent against a year before. The airport generated a EUR 307,682 in profit, recovering from a loss incurred in 2021, according to preliminary data.

Last year Riga Airport handled a total of 5.381 million passengers. The figure is 2.3 times higher than in 2021, but 31 percent less than in 2019.

Riga International Airport is the largest air hub in the Baltic states.