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Countries from which returning to Latvia 10-day self-isolation is required

On 28 May 2021, the Centre for Disease Prevention and Control updated the list of countries to which it is not recommended to travel...

Riga Airport Handled 108 Thousand Passengers and Worked with a Turnover of EUR 4.3 Million in the First Quarter of the Year

According to the Airport's unaudited interim report for the first quarter of the year, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the operation of Riga Airport in the first quarter...

Barring «airBaltic» from flying above Belarus airspace will cost around 200 thousand euros

Sanctions against Belarus affect all European aviation, and the Latvian national airline airBaltic is no exception...

The Latvian government imposes restrictions on air traffic with Belarus

In response to the actions of the Belarussian authorities in intercepting and landing a civilian passenger aircraft of airline Ryanair from the European...

Riga Airport Doubles its Cargo Volumes in April

As compared to April 2020, the volume of cargo handled at Riga Airport in April 2021 has increased by 102%, reaching 2155 tonnes. This is the...

«airBaltic» Suspends Flights from Riga to Minsk

After receiving a decision by the Latvian government and the official recommendation from the Civil Aviation Authority of Latvia, Latvian airline airBaltic announces that...

Riga Airport Passengers Numbers Drop by 87% in the First Four Months of the Year

In the first months of 2021 – from January to April, 162 908 passengers were handled at Riga Airport. The operational performance data show that in...

This week from Riga you can fly to 53 destinations

This week, which starts on 24 May 2021, you can fly to 53 destinations from Riga International Airport, Travelnews.lv was informed by Santa Augue - Šole

Countries from which returning to Latvia you must self-isolate for 10 days

On 21 May 2021, The Centre for Disease Prevention and Control of Latvia updated the list of countries to which it is not recommended to travel...

The COVID-19 Crisis Caused Riga Airport Losses in the Amount of 15.85 Million Euros Last Year; Passenger Flow Dropped by 74%

During the global pandemic and the resulting decrease in the number of passengers and flights, Riga International Airport closed the year 2020 with a loss of 15.85...

Stores that are located in malls can open providing external entrance

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic going on, all shops are not able to open again. The shops that are inside major malls will remain closed. Although, there is some...

Beach Volleyball Player Aleksandrs Samoilovs And His Family Use Recreation

The elite Latvian beach volleyball player Aleksandrs Samoilovs and his family live in Jūrmala. After long journeys and training sessions Aleksandrs...

«airBaltic» Starts Rehiring Cabin Crew – Vaccination Required

Latvian airline airBaltic announces that after the adjustment of the company’s flight network, it has started an internal process of rehiring 20 former cabin crew...

UN evaluates Latvia’s progress with respect to the protection of human rights

From 11 May to 14 May 2021, the National Report of Latvia on the human rights situation in the country was reviewed and approved in the 38th session of the...

May 17 in history: Ferry starts route from Ventspils to Saaremaa

The passenger ferry line, which connected the Latvian city Ventspils and the Estonian-owned island Saaremaa, started on 17 May 2005...

Latvian Film Marathon viewed in 38 countries around the world

Latvian Film Marathon happens every year and this year it took place on May 4. This year it was viewed by people in 38 countries. Last year there were viewers...

Travelling benefits for vaccinated people

The Latvian Government on May 13 2021, decided that people who are entering Latvia from any European Union country, Switzerland and the United Kingdom will no longer have to comply...

«airBaltic» Carries 49 000 Passengers in April

Latvian airline airBaltic in April 2021 has carried 49 000 passengers or 67% more than the previous month. In April 2021, airBaltic performed 1 010 flights...

«Tallink» is hoping to rebuild route between Riga and Helsinki

The Chairman of Tallink Board, Paavo Nõgene, in an interview to Latvian Radio in May 12, stated that traffic between Riga and Stockholm will not be resumed this year. Due to...

«airBaltic» Announces Flights to Corfu

Latvian airline airBaltic announces that starting from June 12 it will perform weekly summer seasonal flights between Riga and Greek island Corfu. The new route...

This week from Riga you can fly to 50 destinations

This week, that starts on 10th May 2021, from Riga International Airport it is possible to fly to 50 destinations. Travelnews.lv was informed by Laura Kulakova...

«Stena Livia» joins the Baltic Sea fleet

Stena Line/Stena Rederi A/S today announce the latest addition to their Baltic Sea fleet. The 186 metre long Visentini RoPax vessel Stena Livia will initially join sister vessel...

«airBaltic» Successfully Issues Second NFTs on OpenSea

Today already the second airBaltic NFTs have been issued on OpenSea marketplace for a fixed price of 0.01 Ether. A total of 10 new unique collectibles...

Around Half of «airBaltic» Employees Vaccinated

Latvian airline airBaltic informs that during three days of vaccination 410 employees of the company have used the opportunity to receive their first dose of Covid-19...

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. 

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