Riga
Riga:
+5.5°C Cloudy with clear spells
New summer season flights from Riga Airport: Gdansk, Lisbon, Malaga, Kaliningrad, Almaty, Sochi, Split, Bordeaux (AirBaltic), Kutaisi (Wizz Air), Pafa, Burgasa, Girana (Ryanair). Enjoy the flight!

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Ownership & Management

RIGA International airport (RIX), the largest airport in the Baltic States, was officially opened in 1991. RIX is State Joint Stock Company (SJSC) of the Republic of Latvia, the shareholder of the state stock company is the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Latvia.  

Statistics

Facts 

2012 2013             
  • Construction of Operative Management Center;
  • Reconstruction of third aviation security checkpoint;
  • Reconstruction of terminal's registration sector ventilation and cooing systems
  • The third fuel operator SIA Rixjet Riga started operations;                          
  • The Construction works in the framework of the project„Development of Riga International Airport Infrastructure” were launched; The reconstructed Riga       Airport VIP Centre was opened.                               
  • Riga Airport has launched a new service – „Access to the Fast Track Security Checkpoint”
  • Improved services for PRM passengers
  • Riga International Airport welcomed its nine-millionth transit/transfer passenger since the restoration of Latvia’s independence.      
2014 2015
  • Construction of the new North Pier has been started
  • Airport fuel hydrant system has been set up at the pier
  • Wizz Air opens its base at Riga International Airport
  • New North Pier I part expansion – additional 3 departure gates, new commercial premises and extended non-Schengen arrival hall.
  • Riga International Airport succesfully served official delegations during the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
  • The Baltics’ Biggest Business Aviation Centre FBO RIGA Opened at Riga Airport
  • Aviation fuel provider SIA Statoil Latvija has sold jet fuel business to A/S Baltic Ground Services LV.
  • Riga International Airport welcomed its fifty-millionth passenger since the airport’s foundation
  • Riga International Airport welcomed a record number of passengers, exceeding thus the threshold of 5.1 million passengers handled in 2011.
  • Riga international Airport received two awards – the status of a Family-friendly Company and the qualification for the Silver Category of the Sustainability Index.
  • Riga International Airport, performed reconstruction works on Apron 1 including resurfacing of the pavement and modernisation of the equipment.
  • Riga International Airport officially put into operation the newly constructed CAT II lighting system
 2016    2017                                             
  • 2016 was a record-breaking year for Riga Airport as there were 5.4 million passengers served (+4.6 %)!
  • During summer season, Riga Airport offered 79 flight destinations, and in the winter season – 60 destinations. airBaltic launched flights to Reykjavik and Rimini, Wizz Air started its service to Tel Aviv, Vueing – to Barcelona, and Aegean Airlines – to Athens.
  • Riga Airport adopted a decision on the medium-term tariff policy, maintaining low, simple and competitive airfares over a longer period of time.
  • New Northern Pier – opened in November 2016. Now Riga International Airport is fully capable of handling long-haul flights. Passengers have access to 19 new boarding gates, three air bridges, two new shops, five cafes, playground for children and comfortable and spacious waiting areas. The total area of the pier is 9828.39 m2.
  • Terminal improvements – In 2016 airport baggage belt was extended, seven new check-in desks opened, and relocated ticket offices and business lounge.
  • In 2016 RIX reached a new punctuality record of 99.2%, which is among the highest rates in Europe.
  • On 2 June 2016, Eiropas Dzelzceļa Līnijas Ltd and Riga International Airport signed a memorandum of cooperation to facilitate successful mutual activities in constructing Rail Baltica RIX station and fully integrating it in the Airport territory by 2022.
  • In 2016, with 3.98 out of 5 points Riga Airport ranked fourth in the Airport Service Quality Survey (ASQ) organised by the Airports Council International1.
 
  • Riga Airport numbers kept growing also this year – passengers records were broken each month in 2017 with 6.1 million passengers served in total (+12,9%)!
  • Riga Airport continues to strengthen its position as a convenient transit hub to travel to further destinations. This year, the number of transfer passengers has grown by about 30%.
  • 17 new and exciting destinations were launched from Riga Airport this year.
  • RIX offers to go to 89 destinations during summer months and 74 in winter. 
  • Already 12 new destinations are announced for summer 2018: Sochi, Kaliningrad, Split, Girona, Malaga, Lisbon, Gdansk and Bordeaux by airBaltic; Kutaisi by Wizzair; Malaga by Primera Air; Burgas, Paphos and Malta by Ryanair.
  • In July 2017, Riga International Airport became one of the TOP5 fastest-growing European airports.
  • Riga Airport was the first airport in the Baltics to receive a certificate conforming to the new European requirements. The new certificate confirms that Riga Airport meets the highest safety and management requirements currently set for aviation companies in Europe.
  • To offer even more extensive shopping and service opportunities, new stores and cafés were introduced in the departures terminal, and travellers were offered unique opportunities: a SPA and beauty salon, as well as a barber shop.
  • Turkish Cargo launched the first in the Baltics scheduled cargo services to Riga. The new cargo flight is the first scheduled legacy freighter service in the Baltic region.
  • Riga International Airport is among the top five airports in Europe in the nomination for the Accessible Airport Award of Airports Council International (ACI) and the European Disability Forum. This Award is presented to airports with high-quality customer service for passengers with special needs.

 

 

   

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