RIGA - Irish low-cost airline Ryanair, investing USD 200 million (EUR 173 million) has completed development of its newest base in Latvia with two new based aircraft, the company reported.
The new base will create 60 new jobs. Ryanair from Riga will conduct more than 100 flights on 35 different routes a week.
The new base will ensure 17 new routes to 12 countries, including, Denmark, Germany, Spain, Finland, France, the UK, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Ukraine, Norway and Hungary.
"Ryanair's base in Riga is an important step for our Airport as a regional aviation hub. The wide range of routes and geography provided by Ryanair's presence at Riga Airport will provide more opportunities for Latvian and Baltic passengers to choose exciting trips at affordable prices, while foreign tourists will benefit from more convenient opportunities to arrive in Latvia,” said Riga airport head Laila Odina.
Ryanair has the second largest market share at Riga airport.