Company briefs - 2008-12-03

  • 2008-12-03
RIX Riga's international airport has decided to postpone plans of constructing a low-cost airlines terminal until the summer flight schedule is ready.  RIX board chairman Krisjanis Peters said that the terminal is to be built for low-cost and charter flights, but currently there is only one low-cost airline, Irish Ryanair and one charter flights company, SmartLynk-Latcharter operating in Riga, which is not enough to build a special terminal. The airport announced a tender for construction of the low-cost terminal, but ended with no results as the submitted proposals had various interpretations of the technical criteria which could interfere with the passenger and cargo service adding additional cost. German low-cost airlines EasyJet and Germanwings stopped their flights from Riga airport in winter 2008-09. According to the airport, the companies have left Riga just for the winter season.