RIGA - British Airways carried 4,666 passengers on its Riga-London route this January, a 13.5 percent growth year-on-year.
In the first month of this year British Airways made 22 flights between Riga and London, up by two from January last year, said Toms Andersons, the head of the British airline's office in Latvia.
He said the number of passengers was bound to grow as flights were made more frequently.
Andersons was pleased with a 75 percent load factor in January 2004, up 1 percent from last year. He said this was another indication of increasing passenger flow and likely business success this year.
At present British Airways makes five weekly flights between Riga and London but may increase the number of flights this year.
Last year British Airways carried a total of 60,311 passengers on the Riga-London route, up 5.5 percent from 2002, and the average load factor in 2003 was 81 percent.