In the eleven months of 2010 Riga International Airport has welcomed 4 340 195 passengers or 15.8 percent (591 235 passengers) more than in the same period of 2009. From January to November (inclusive) 2009 3 748 960 passengers were handled.
On Wednesday, 3 November, the 13th annual event – Riga Fashion Week (RFW) – was opened in a quite unusual venue and atmosphere – at RIGA International Airport.
On 31 October the sixth new airline this year – the Russian carrier Transaero – started operations from Riga International Airport offering three flights a week between Riga and Moscow (Domodedovo Airport).
SJSC Riga International Airport by signing a cooperation agreement with TAV Airports Holding on the rent of commercial space and operation of tax-free shopping outlets has acquired a global partner who will help the airport substantially maximize its share of non-aviation income.
In August 2010 for the second time in the history of RIGA International Airport the number of passengers per month exceeded half a million reaching 518 709, or 21.1 percent up compared with August 2009 when the airport welcomed 428 168 passengers.
On 16 August the Russian airline UTair Aviation commenced once daily flights between Riga and Moscow (Vnukovo Airport).
The fifth newcomer airline this year, Russian air carrier UTair Aviation, will start operating in Riga International Airport by once-daily flights between Riga and Moscow (Vnukovo Airport).
As the passenger flow increases, particularly in the summer season when travelling is at its peak, RIGA International Airport urges the passengers to choose more convenient and faster check-in options.
RIGA International Airport in April 2010 handled 296 430 passengers or 9.2 percent less than in April 2009 when it welcomed 326 419 passengers.