Riga Airport revival continues

In August 2021 passenger turnover at Riga International Airport comprised 390.5 thousand passengers, which is double the number in August 2020 and 31.2 % more than in previous month. 

According to data of the Central Statistical Bureau, this is the largest number of passengers at airport since the beginning of pandemic in March 2020. However, compared to August 2019 before the pandemic, when there were 831.9 thousand passengers, the drop comprises 53 %.

In eight months of this year the number of passengers at airport comprised 1.09 million passengers, which is 605 thousand or 36 % less than in the corresponding period of 2020 and 4.13 million or 79 % less than in eight months of 2019.

The total number of flights in August was 4 878, which is 37.6 % more than a year ago.

For the fifth consecutive month there is an increase in the number of passengers at Riga International Airport, compared both to the previous month, and to the same month a year ago.

In August 2021 the total volume of cargo and mail loaded and unloaded comprised 2 thousand tonnes, which is 2.4 % more than in July and 1.5 % more than in August 2020.

In August 2021, 1.2 thousand tonnes of cargo and mail were unloaded, which is 30.9 % more than in August 2020, and 0.8 thousand tonnes of cargo and mail were loaded, which is 23 % less.

Key indicators of Riga International Airport

 

August 2020

August 2021

Changes as % over August 2020

Passenger arrivals and departures

191 440

390 471

2.0 times

Passenger arrivals

91 273

189 209

2.0 times

Passenger departures

100 167

201 262

2.0 times

Number of flights

3 546

4 878

37.6 %

Cargo and post loaded and unloaded (in tonnes)

1 941

1 970

1.5 %

Cargo and post unloaded

883

1 155

30.9 %

Cargo and post loaded

1 059

815

-23.0 %

 

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