Rīga Airport sees passenger and cargo increases in October

According to data published of the Central Statistical Bureau November 23, in October 2021 passenger turnover at Rīga International Airport comprised 351,000 passengers, which is 3.9 times more than in October 2020 and 5.1 % more than in the previous month. 

This is the second largest number of passengers at airport since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. However, compared in October 2019 before the pandemic, when there were 705.2 thousand passengers, the drop comprises 50.2 %.

The total number of flights in October was 4,770, which is 1.8 times more than a year ago.

In the first ten months of this year the number of passengers at airport comprised 1.78 million passengers, which is 124.7 thousand or 6.5 % less than in the corresponding period of 2020 and 4.89 million or 73.3 % less than in ten months of 2019.

In October 2021 the total volume of cargo and mail loaded and unloaded comprised 2.5 thousand tons, which is 21.5 % more than in September and 17.3 % more than in October 2020.

In October 2021, 1.6 thousand tons of cargo and mail were unloaded, which is 43.3 % more than in October 2020, and 0.9 thousand tons of cargo and mail were loaded, which is 10 % less.

Key indicators of Riga International Airport

 

October 2020

October 2021

Changes as % over October 2020

Passenger arrivals and departures

90 646

350 966

3.9 times

passenger arrivals

45 231

173 052

3.8 times

passenger departures

45 415

177 914

3.9 times

Number of flights

2 605

4 770

1.8 times

Cargo and post loaded and unloaded (in tonnes)

2 133

2 502

17.3 %

cargo and post unloaded

1 092

1 565

43.3 %

cargo and post loaded

1 041

937

-10.0 %

 

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