Riga to Liepaja flight launches today

Internal scheduled flights return to Latvia May 16 are a lengthy absence with the opening of a new service from capital city Riga to third-largest city Liepaja operated by airBaltic. 

airBaltic will serve three flights a week, each lasting around 40 minutes aboard a Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft. One-way tickets start at €15.

The full airBaltic timetable is HERE.

Liepāja, Latvia's third-largest city, is an ice-free port and had 83,500 residents as per the 2011 census. 

Before Liepaja airport was closed in 2014 for extensive reconstruction, it served nearly 45 thousand passengers and 2,700 aircraft per year.

In response to the new flights, Liepāja City public transport timetables will be added to the route 2 (M. Ķempes street - Airport) with the timetable attuned to aircraft arrival and departure times.

Find out the details HERE.

"These services now are experimental and will be implemented within three months, which will be measured flow of passengers from flights," an announcement from the airport said.

Liepāja has a vibrant cultural scene and its seaside location makes it an attractive destination for tourists wanting to see more of Latvia than Riga. It has also become better known recently as the hometown of NBA star Kristaps Porzingis.

 

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