More passengers used Rīga Aiport in 2021 than in 2020

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Data published by the Central Statistical Bureau January 24 show that in 2021, Rīga International Airport airport received 2.35 million passengers, a better result than in 2020 but just a third of the number handled in 2019 before the Covid-19 pandemic made its appearance.

2021's figure is an increase of 17 % compared to 2020 but 69.8 % less than in 2019.

In December 2021, 303,000 passengers were received at Riga International Airport, which is 5.3 times more than in December 2020 and 11.6 % more than in the previous month. The number of passengers has decreased by 47.9 % compared to December 2019 when 581.9 thousand passengers were received at Riga Airport.

The total number of flights in December was 4,638, that is 2.2 times more than a year ago. In 2021, a total of 39 061 flights were operated, that is 9.7 % more than in 2020 and 55.1 % less than in 2019.

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The figures for cargo were encouraging. In December 2021, the volume of cargo and mail unloaded and loaded comprised 3.7 thousand tonnes - an increase of 12 % compared to November and increase of 37.8 % compared to December 2020. The total volume of cargo and mail unloaded and loaded in 2021 amounted to 27.8 thousand tonnes, which is 19.9 % more than in 2020.

In December 2021, the airport unloaded 2.2 thousand tonnes of cargo and mail, which is 59.3 % more than in December 2020, and loaded 1.5 thousand tonnes, which is 15 % more than in December 2020.

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