Storm affects flights at Rīga International Airport

On Monday, January 17, a storm has been tearing through Latvia, which is expected to be one of the most devastating in the recent years.

Wind gusts have reached 28 meters per second in the centre of Riga, so this is the third strongest in this century alongside the storm of February 2008.

Currently, weather conditions have not significantly affected the operations of the Rīga airport but certain flights can be delayed or landed elsewhere, the airport said.  The decision to divert the flight to a different airport shall be taken by the aircraft crew on the basis of the current meteorological information. 

Passengers may follow up with the current information on the status of flights on the Rīga International Airport website. Until now, the following aircraft have chosen to land at different airports:

  • Copenhagen - Riga (BT132) - directed to Palanga;
  • Frankfurt - Riga (BT 244) - directed to Tallinn;
  • Brussels - Riga (BT602) - directed to Tallinn;
  • Amsterdam - Riga (BT 618) - directed to Tallinn;
  • Dubai - Riga (BT 792) - directed to Vilnius;
  • Paris - Riga (BT692) - directed to Vilnius;
  • Helsinki - Riga (AY1073).

Electricity supply is disrupted for around 7,000 customers across Latvia, especially in the western part. 

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