RIGA - Riga International Airport plans to serve 6.3 million passengers this year, which would be an increase of 16 percent compared to 2022, the airport informed LETA.
The airport explains that the latest international projections show that the aviation industry will reach pre-pandemic volumes about a year later than previously planned - in 2025.
As reported, in 2022, Riga Airport's passenger turnover amounted to 5.38 million passengers, which is an increase of almost 2.3 times as compared to 2021 when 2.35 million passengers were served at the airport.
2022 also saw a 40 percent year-on-year increase in the number of flights to and from the airport, amounting to a total of 54,818 flights. Of these, 48,427 were passenger flights: an increase of 69 percent as compared to 28,694 flights in 2021.
Riga Airport is the largest air traffic hub in the Baltics.