Airline giant considers Riga for latest hub

  • 2009-11-04
  • From wire reports

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RIGA - Thanks to the significant surge in passenger numbers at Riga International Airport, Europe's biggest low-cost airline Ryanair is considering establishing a base in the Latvian capital, says airline sales and marketing manager Laszlo Tamas, reports news agency LETA. He pointed out that the passenger turnover for the airline at the Riga Airport will soon reach 850,000 passengers per year.
The airline therefore would like to consider opening a base in Riga in the near future, and are hopeful thay they could work in cooperation with the airport's management on the project.

Ryanair currently operates 12 direct routes from Riga International Airport: to Dublin, Glasgow, Liverpool, East Midlands, London Stansted, Brussels, Milan, Bremen, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Stockholm and Tampere. The company runs one of the world's most popular airlines, it has 36 base airports and offers low-cost flights on over 950 routes to 150 destinations in 26 countries.