17 flights diverted today due to closed runway at Riga Airport

  • 2016-09-17
  • BNS/TBT Staff
RIGA - The runway of the Riga International Airport was closed for several hours Saturday, and 17 flights were redirected to other airports, said the airport’s representative Elina Prikule. Seven inbound flights and four outbound flights were cancelled today. The runway was closed between 10:26 a.m. and 3:55 p.m. as a safety precaution following an emergency landing by an airBaltic flight. The Bombardier Q400 NextGen plane, flying from Riga to Zurich on Saturday, was forced to return to Riga Airport following issues with its fro...
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