Passenger turnover at Riga Airport up 6.1% in first two months

  • 2019-03-06
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Riga International Airport handled 899,700 air passengers in the first two months of 2019, which was a 6.1 percent increase against the respective period a year ago, according to information released by the airport.

In February, the number of passengers at Riga Airport grew 6.9 percent year-on-year to 432,200.

During the two months of 2019, the airport handled 11,795 flights, up 2.9 percent from the same period a year ago, including 5,528 flights in February, up two percent year-on-year.

The airport’s cargo turnover fell 15 percent year-on-year to 4,273 tons in January-February 2019. In February, cargo turnover dropped 18.2 percent from the same month in 2018 to 2,099 tons.

During the first two months of 2018, Riga Airport handled 848,100 passengers, 11,475 flights and 5,028 tons of cargo.

Riga Airport is the largest air traffic hub in the Baltic countries.