Today, 7 November, the airline Ryanair commenced flights from Riga to Manchester, UK.
To celebrate the new route, a special football field shaped cake with the logo of the famous football team Manchester United was presented. Given the popularity of football in Manchester, all passengers of the first flight also received small chocolate footballs.
Today, on 1 November, SJSC Riga International Airport entered into agreement with the winner of a restricted tender procedure – unlimited partnership FCC, Hochtief and ACB – for construction works within the framework of Riga International Airport Infrastructure Development project.
As the 2012/13 winter flight schedule sets in, five air carriers flying from Riga International Airport have increased the number of their flights to a total of 18 destinations – Amsterdam, Brussels, Moscow, Vienna, London, Munich, Paris etc. New destination will be opened in the winter season – to Manchester, also the route Riga-Bremen will be brought back.
To ensure automatic passenger boarding pass control, electronic security gates (e-Gates) have been installed before border control at Riga International Airport.
From tomorrow, 11 September 2012, installation of two new machines for screening of hold baggage will begin in Riga International Airport. Therefore, until the end of November passengers will have to reserve more time for checking in their hold baggage. In order to complete the necessary formalities in time, we request the passengers to arrive at the airport two hours at the latest before their flight.
This year, as before, Riga International Airport on the 1st of September – the Knowledge Day – will extend material support to the parents working at the airport on a permanent basis helping them to equip their children for the new school year.
We are pleased to inform the passengers of the carrier Ryanair that now they can also pay Riga Airport security charge in two self-service kiosks installed in the departure halls E and C close to the passenger security checkpoints. Payment can be made by a bank card.
Today, on 18 July, Riga International Airport welcomed its seven millionth transit/transfer passenger since the restoration of Latvia’s independence – Hari Adhikari, who arrived at the airport on an airBaltic flight from Munich to Riga.
Riga International airport has developed a strategic noise map consolidating the data on the territories exposed to aircraft noise, number of population, various public institutions and noise thresholds in those territories as well as other information. The map will serve as the basis for drafting an action plan for noise abatement in the territory surrounding the airport.