Rīga Airport pasenger numbers dipped in September

In September 2021, 333.8 thousand passengers were served at Riga International Airport, nearly three times more than in September 2020, but 14.5 % less than in the previous month. 

According to data of the Central Statistical Bureau, this is the second largest number of passengers served since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. However, compared to September 2019 - before the pandemic, when the airport served 735.8 thousand passengers, the decrease is 54.6 %.

 

 

 

The total number of flights in September was 4 585, which is 37.7 % more than a year ago.

In the first nine months of this year, the airport served 1.43 million passengers, that is by 385 thousand or 21.2 % less than in the corresponding period of 2020 and by 4.53 million or 76 % less than in the first nine months of 2019.

After a five-month increase in the number of passengers at Riga International Airport, the number of passengers decreased in September, but it was still significantly higher than in September last year.

In September 2021 the total volume of cargo and mail loaded and unloaded was 2.1 thousand tonnes, which is 4.6 % more than in August and 4.3 % less than in September 2020.

There were 1.2 thousand tons of incoming cargo and mail, which is 13.2 % more than in September 2020, and 0.9 thousand tons of outgoing cargo and mail, which is 21.5 % less.

Key indicators of Riga International Airport

 

September 2020

September 2021

Changes as % over September 2020

Passengers arrivals and departures

114 081

333 827

2.9 times

 

passenger arrivals

53 615

159 748

3.0 times

passenger departures

60 466

174 079

2.9 times

Number of flights

3 330

4 585

37.7 %

Cargo and post loaded and unloaded (in tonnes)

2 154

2 060

-4,3 %

Cargo and post loaded

1 066

1 207

13.2 %

Cargo and post unloaded

1 088

853

-21.5 %

 

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