Liepāja airport growing, but still lots of empty seats

Last year, Liepāja Airport witnessed a rise in the number of passengers using its facilities, statistics on performance show, but there is still massive room for improvement with many planes only half full. 

In total 9,751 passengers were served, mostly flying on the regular link between Liepāja and Rīga. 426 of the number were general aviation and charter passengers.

When comparing the results for 2017 and 2018, the total number of travelers has increased by 56%. And as usual, the most active months were July and August.

"We are not just a connecting Liepāja-Rīga and Rīga-Liepāja, but we are connecting Liepāja to Europe and Europe to Liepaja, as about 70% of passengers fly via Rīga to onward destinations. The most popular routes are to Copenhagen, Stockholm, Moscow, and German cities," said Agris Sprūde, a member of the airport's board .

We are not yet reaching 50% fulfillment, but we are clearly seeing a development trend, and this year we also see that bookings are bigger and also growing," he added

By the end of March, airBaltic plans to increase the number of domestic flights between Liepāja and Rīga from three to five flights a week. The airline is also using Liepāja's facilities to help with its pilot's academy training program.

You can read more about Liepāja airport at the available flights from Latvia's third-largest city at the official website and its Facebook page.

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