Flight number grew slightly at Rīga Airport in October

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Rīga International Airport said in a statement November 4 that in October 2021, almost 4,800 aircraft were handled at the airport.

The airport handled 351 thousand passengers or half of the number handled in October 2019, and 2 500 tonnes of cargo, which is seven percent more than in October 2019. The number of both passenger and cargo flights increased by several percentage points in October as compared to the previous months.

Despite the autumn season, when the number of passengers traditionally decreases, October has been the second most successful month for the Airport this year in terms of the number of passengers. A larger number of passengers in one month was served only in August (390 thousand).

The total number of passengers at Riga Airport this year has reached 1.78 million, which is a drop of 73 percent as compared to the pre-pandemic year.

More than half or 199 thousand of the passengers served in October were carried by the national airline airBaltic, followed by Ryanair with 67 thousand passengers.

In October, 240 cargo flights were serviced at Riga Airport, which is 3% more than in October 2020 and 52% more as compared to October 2019.

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