Passenger numbers up again at Rīga Airport

According to data published June 22 by the Central Statistical Bureau, in May 2022 passenger turnover at Riga International Airport comprised 474.1 thousand passengers, which is 5.6 times more than in May 2021 and 13.1 % more than in the previous month. 

However, there is still some way to go to reach pre-pandemic levels. Compared to May 2019, the number of passengers at airport was 33.8 % smaller.

The total number of flights in May was 4 952, which is 2.2 times more than a year ago.

In the first five months of this year the number of passengers at airport comprised 1 671.7 thousand passengers, which is 1 423.7 thousand or 6.7 times more than in the corresponding period of 2021 and 32.3 % more than in first five months of 2020, but 40.1 % less than in the corresponding period of 2019.

In May 2022 the total volume of cargo and mail loaded and unloaded comprised 1.5 thousand tonnes, which is the same as in April and 33.4 % less than in May 2021.

In May 0.6 thousand tonnes of cargo and mail were unloaded, which is 34.4 % less than in May 2021, but 0.9 thousand tonnes of cargo and mail were loaded, which is 32.7 % more.

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