In August, the airport handled 832,041 passengers, up 13.1% against the same period a year ago.
The number of flights handled by the airport in the eight months of 2019 rose 4.7% year-on-year to 58,358 flights. In August, the number of flights rose 5.6% year-on-year to 8,382.
Cargo turnover at Riga Airport declined 4.6 percent from the first eight months of last year to 17,817 tons this year. In August, the airport handled 2,286 tons of cargo, which is an increase of 1 percent against the same period a year ago.
In the first eight months of 2018, Riga Airport received 4.722 million passengers, as well as handled 55,729 flights and 18,669 tons of cargo. In the full 2018, the airport serviced 7.056 million passengers, up 15.7 percent from a year before, and handled 83,468 flights and 28,256 tons of cargo.
Riga International Airport is the largest air traffic hub in the Baltic states.