Rīga Airport had substantial growth in passenger numbers in June

Data published on July 22 by the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia show that 549.7 thousand passengers arrived at and departed from Riga International Airport in June 2022, which is 3.5 times more than in June 2021 and 15.9 % more than in the previous month.

 Compared to June 2019, the number of passengers traveling by air has dropped by 28.0 %.

In June, 5 046 flights were made in total, which is 1.6 times more than a year ago.

Over the six months of this year the number of passengers arriving at and departing from Riga Airport accounted for 2 221.5 thousand, which is 1 815.7 thousand passengers or 5.5 times more than during the corresponding period of 2021 and 68.4 % more than during the first six months of 2020, but 37.5 % fewer than over the corresponding period of 2019.

In June 2022, the total volume of freight and mail loaded and unloaded1 at the airport comprised 1.5 thousand tonnes, which is the same as registered in May and 32.5 % fewer than in June 2021.

In June, 0.6 thousand tonnes of freight and mail were unloaded at the airport (52.6 % fewer than in June 2021) and 0.9 thousand tonnes were loaded (4.9 % fewer).

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