The Transport Ministry is currently analyzing concrete proposals made by potential investors of Latvia’s national carrier airBaltic and is not ruling out the airline’s full privatization, the ministry’s state secretary Kaspars Ozolins told the LETA news agency October 23.
After being fined close to €28m by the European Commission for removing a rail track to Latvia, Lithuanian Railways (LG) now say they will rebuild the missing link, reports LETA October 18.
Latvia's airBaltic airline said October 13 it had been given an award by an aviation industry news portal.
Latvian national airline airBaltic on October 11 confirmed it had temporarily taken its seven brand new Bombardier CS 300 airliners from its flight schedules pending technical checks, reported LTV's Panorama daily news show.
Lithuania's parliament on October 10 became the last of the three Baltic states to ratify an agreement that clears the line for the ambitious Rail Baltica infrastructure project to proceed.
With the onset of autumn, permissible speed limits on several major roads have dropped, the State Road agency reminded drivers October 6.
In future compulsory vehicle insurance will be needed even for off-road vehicles operating only on private land, after the Latvian cabinet approved changes to tax laws proposed by the Finance Ministry.
The European Commission said October 2 it had fined Lithuanian Railways (Lietuvos geležinkeliai) €27 873 000 for hindering competition in the rail freight market, in breach of EU antitrust rules, by removing a rail track connecting Lithuania and Latvia.
On September 28 the Latvian parliament adopted changes to the law regulation commercial transport, introducing rideshare regulations and changing how people can pay for commercial transport services, reports LSM's Latvian language service and Latvian Radio.
Irish low-costs airline Ryanair has cancelled two more flights on the Riga-London route scheduled for this Friday, the LETA news agency was told at the Riga International Airport September 19.
The chaotic roadworks that have blighted commuters' lives throughout the summer in central Riga and still drag on have seen Riga Mayor Nils Ušakovs issue an ultimatum to contractors.
airBaltic will continue serving Liepāja Airport, the air hub of Latvia's third largest city, throughout the winter months too, it said September 14.
Drivers across Latvia are advised to keep in mind that road repairs are taking place across Latvia with traffic expected to be slow on a number of important roads, reports Latvian Radio.
Riga roadworks are to drag into late September, despite city officials' earlier promises to the contrary, it emerged September 11.
Latvia's national airline, airBaltic, claimed September 8 it had had a record breaking summer with regard to the number of passengers carried.
The Riga City Council has apologized for the chaos caused by the ongoing roadworks, saying things will be better next year. The council is above all criticized for the lack of proper safety precautions putting pedestrians in danger.
The state will have to spend around €1m to fix local and regional roads that were washed away in Latgale last week, said Latvijas Valsts Ceļi road maintenance company boss Jānis Lange.
The European Commission has approved the controversial €97.4 million tram line to the Skanste business neighborhood in Riga.
It is hoped the first trains from Tallinn via Riga to Kaunas and beyond will be rolling through the Baltic landscape in a decade's time -- but meanwhile wrangles about the route of the huge Rail Baltica infrastructure project continue in Latvia, reports Latvian Radio's Zane Mače.
Locals of Grobiņa have seen tourist numbers grow since the opening of the new cycling connection between the town and the port city of Liepāja, reports Latvian Radio.
Summer 2017 may still be with us but Latvian national airline airBaltic on August 15 named five new destinations to which it will fly next summer.
Latvia's Transport Minister Uldis Augulis on August 15 announced a significant increase in the number of road haulage permits that will be issued to transport goods across the Latvia-Russia border.
Preliminary data released by Riga International Airport on its performance in the first seven months of 2017 show that altogether 3.4 million passengers were serviced during the first seven months of the year, which is 10.1% more than in the same period of 2016.
The Hungarian low-cost airline WizzAir has announced that it will serve a route to the resort city of Eilat in Israel.
Less than a year after Latvia's social media went into meltdown over chaotic road repairs on Barona iela, one of Riga's main streets, the process is repeating itself on Brivibas iela, the capital's most important and famous thoroughfare, as well as other important arteries such as Elizabetes iela, home to many hotels.
The United Kingdom's Evening Standard daily has run a story speculating about potential buyers for Latvian airline airBaltic.
The listed Estonian shipper Tallink is sending a test cruise from Helsinki to Riga at the end of this week to figure out the interest of Finns in traveling to Riga by ship, reports LETA newswire.