Riga Airport to cancel charter flights during Bush visit

  • 2005-04-27
Riga International Airport announced on Friday that it will cancel charter flights and small aviation flights during the visit of US President George W. Bush May 6 's 7, though the state chancellery said the country would not cancel regular flights.

Andorijs Darzins, spokesman for the airport, said it is not known yet how many charter flights are scheduled at the Riga airport for Friday and Saturday but noted that their number is "very low." Quite often, he added, there are no such flights at all.

"No regular flights to or from the Riga airport will be cancelled or delayed significantly," the state chancellery said. "Charter flights and flights of small aviation will be cancelled. Information regarding the procedure of travelers arrival and checking in at the airport will be specified later."

The chancellery also said that there would be no changes in the train schedule and traffic, whereas movement of public transport in Riga and passage over Vansu and Akmens bridges will be specified later.