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Riga Airport Passenger Figures Drop by 91% in the 1st Quarter of the Year

The operational performance data show that in the 1st quarter of 2021, the number of passengers served at Riga Airport dropped by 91%, handling only 9% of last year's passenger figures...

The Valmiera Tourist Information Centre receives the «Hiker-friendly» badge

It is organized within the framework of the project “Long-distance cross-border hiking route “Mežtaka””. In total, 104 pedestrian-friendly hospitality service providers have already been awarded the badge in Latvia...

Riga Airport Expands Its Covid-19 Testing Options

A permanent E. Gulbis Laboratory patient reception point has been opened at Riga Airport, offering travellers and employees of the Airport and companies working at the Airport an opportunity to take various types of Covid-19 tests...

airBaltic Training recruiting technicians for work in Liepaja

Liepaja. Last year airBaltic Training opened the first Diamond Aircraft DA40 and DA42 aircraft service centre in the Baltics and now has launched recruitment of additional technical staff.

Riga becomes the home of the world hockey championship 2021

On February 2nd, 2021, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) announced that the 2021 World Championship organization would be entrusted to Riga, Latvia. 

Riga Airport Starts the Year with a Drop of More than 90% in Passenger Numbers

The operational performance data show that in January 2021, Riga Airport handled just over 50 thousand passengers, which is 90.4% fewer passengers than a year before. 

The emergency situation in Latvia will be extended until 6 April

It is planned to extend the emergency situation until 6 April in order to achieve a significant reduction in morbidity.

Latgale is closer than ever (video)

Latgale is closer than ever and even safer to travel! Watch new videos of Latgale region and choose which Latgale is closer to you!

airBaltic Ensures Significant Mail and Cargo Delivery to Latvia

Riga. Last year airBaltic carried 7.5 million kilograms of mail and cargo on their passenger aircraft fleet.

Snow sculpture - or Georg Apinis himself?

On January 28, 2021, an impressive snow sculpture was made in Vecpuiši Park in Valmiera.

Come and Explore Liepaja during Winter 2021

Liepāja is the 3rd largest city in Latvia and the 10th largest in the Baltic States. About 70,000 people call Liepāja their home, their place of study and work.

Skrunda Manor offers an insight into history

Skrunda Manor is known as the miniature copy of the Mežotne Palace, and there is a lot of similarity to see, it’s because the architect's handwriting actually is the same.

Ventspils has a New Map of Walking Routes that You can Explore

The Ventspils Museum, in collaboration with the Tourism Information Centre, invites you to discover the little city towers.

airBaltic Has Performed Seven Airbus A220-300 C Checks

Riga. Latvian airline airBaltic has successfully continued its maintenance program, completing C check on the first seven of its Airbus A220-300 aircraft, and planning to do four more C checks soon.

airBaltic to Expand Maintenance at Riga Airport

Riga. Latvian airline airBaltic announces that it plans to build a new aircraft hangar at Riga Airport to maintain its fleet, thus reducing future maintenance costs and becoming more efficient.

This week you can fly to 22 destinations from Riga

From January 18th, 2021, you can fly to 22 destinations in 21 cities from Riga this week. 

What you need to know when traveling to Latvia 2021

The long waited 2021 has finally come. Nevertheless, the first month has already introduced us to several new traveling regulations. 

Number of guests at tourist accommodation establishments decreased by 72 %

Data of the Central Statistical Bureau show that in November 2020 the number of foreign and resident visitors comprised 50.3 thousand, which is 44.2 % less than in October 2020 and 72.3 % less than in November 2019.

Where to Ski in Latvia?

Even during this pandemic, physical activity is not only allowed but even welcomed. There are quite a few mountains and cross-country ski runs in Latvia. 

«airBaltic» - The First Airline to Receive 5-Star Skytrax COVID-19 Safety Rating

Skytrax has awarded Latvian airline airBaltic a five–star COVID-19 safety rating...

«airBaltic» in World’s Top Twenty COVID-19 Compliant Airlines

Latvian airline airBaltic has been named as one of the Top twenty airlines for COVID-19 compliance by the safety, product, and COVID-19 rating agency Airlineratings.com...

Riga Airport Joins Level 2 of the Airport Carbon Accreditation

Demonstrating the reduction of carbon emissions and confirming its readiness to work sustainably, Riga Airport has received the Level 2 certificate of the global Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) programme...

The Upgraded Business Aviation Apron Starts Operating at Riga Airport

The modernised apron 2 has started operating at Riga Airport. It is mainly intended for servicing business aviation aircraft...

Riga Airport is certified with the 4-Star COVID-19 Airport Safety Rating

Riga Airport has been Certified as a COVID-19 4-Star Airport, by international air transport rating agency Skytrax...

«airBaltic» Says Goodbye to Final Boeing 737

Latvian airline airBaltic on December 17, 2020 made a delivery flight of its last remaining Boeing 737 aircraft, YL-BBX, to its new owners Magnetic MRO...

«airBaltic» Receives its 24th and 25th Airbus A220-300

Both aircraft are part of the 50 Airbus A220-300 airBaltic has ordered. airBaltic holds 30 options for the same aircraft type...

Passenger Numbers Drop by 73% at Riga Airport; Cargo and Business Sectors are Growin

Operational data on the Airport performance show that in the 11 months of this year, the number of passengers at Riga Airport decreased by 73%...

Atklāj Rīgu * Reveal Riga, a new guide to the neighbourhoods and quarters of Riga has been launched

In the current situation, when travel abroad has become almost impossible, it’s time to get to know your  Riga better...

«airBaltic» Presents its 2021 Calendar

This week the Latvian airline airBaltic presents the annual calendar of 2021 – Wings for the New Beginnings. Traditionally, the models of each of the 12 months are airBaltic employees...

Survey: Travellers Show Support for Safety Measures

The results show that 80% of travellers believe that wearing a mask, keeping a distance and washing hands are the most efficient ways to fight the Covid-19 spread...

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