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.
Last week, Latvian airline airBaltic was abuzz with its latest landmark – it had done nothing less than set a new world record in the aviation industry!
Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and the Latvian municipal transport company Rigas Satiksme (Riga Transport) have agreed on a 15-year loan totalling €60m to finance the purchase of hydrogen-fuelled vehicles and low-floor trams, LETA learned from the bank.
Several investors are likely to perform due diligence on airBaltic, Latvia's national airline, in the near future, Transport Minister Uldis Augulis said on July 18.
Latvia's flag carrier airline airBaltic flew close to 20% more passengers in the first half of 2017 over the same period last year, the airline told the press on July 18.
The Riga city plan to build a 12 km, €3m bike path connecting the Imanta and Daugavgrīva neighborhoods has been criticized as non-priority, reports Latvian Radio.
The Riga bus terminal will continue operations and won't be moved during the construction of the giant high-speed Rail Baltica link, reported Latvian Radio on July 11.
A Spanish engineering company has won one of the first contracts handed out in connection with the massive Rail Baltica infrastructure project.
The board of the Freeport of Riga in a June 28 meeting unanimously approved Latvijas Dzelzcels railroad company's council chairman Ansis Zeltins as the port’s new boss, reported LETA news agency.
Hungarian low-cost carrier Wizz Air opens two new routes from the Latvian capital Riga – to Bari (Italy) and Reykjavik (Iceland) on June 26.
Latvia joined Estonia June 22 is ratifying the binding agreement on the construction of the major Rail Baltica rail link through the Baltic states, leaving only Lithuania now to formally and fully commit to the project.
The Estonian parliament, the Riigikogu, on June 19 became the first of the three Baltic states to ratify the agreement governing the construction of a new high-speed rail line, Rail Baltica.
A commission assessing candidates for the Freeport of Riga CEO has picked Latvijas Dzelzcels railroad company council chairman Ansis Zeltins as the best candidate.
The state-owned Pasazieru Vilciens (Passenger Train) company will continue its procurement for 32 new electric trains, even though the project will have an impact on the state budget, as the government supported the move in principle on June 13.
A group of travelers left stranded in Tallinn after their airBaltic flight was cancelled June 8 are threatening legal action against the airline and Tallinn airport over their treatment.
Riga will spend €12m to repair wide stretches of the capital's chief streets including Brīvības, Valdemāra, Elizabetes, Stabu, Dzirnavu, Merķeļa and others this summer. The way roadworks are organized have already faced criticism.
Estonia is reinstating ID checks on the border with Latvia on June 6 and 7 as part of a cooperation exercise between the countries' border guards, reported LTV.
A new tram route - tram line Number 1 - has started serving passengers from June 5. It joins the neighborhoods of Jugla and Imanta in a ride that lasts a little more than an hour.
On June 2 Latvian national flag carrier airBaltic received the fourth of its 20 Bombardier CS300 jets on firm order. By the end of this year, airBaltic is planning to have eight CS300 aircraft.