The turnover for the Latvian national airline airBaltic could reach EUR 175 million this year, said Martins Gauss, head of the airline, in an interview with Latvian Television on May 27.
The long-distance coach company Eurolines said May 26 it will resume traffic with neighboring countries from June 5. The first buses from Rīga will start their journey in the direction of Kaunas, and then in the middle of June the routes to Vilnius, Warsaw, Gdansk and Tallinn will be renewed, the company said in a news release.
The flight of the drone lost in early May and missing for over two weeks had not been arranged with the Civil Aviation Agency (CAA), representative Aivis Vincevs told news agency LETA on May 25.
Construction of "Rail Baltica" has been started in Estonia and is scheduled for autumn in Latvia, reported Latvian Radio on May 24.
With the permission from the Ministry of Transport, national airline airBaltic will resume direct flights from Riga to Amsterdam, Hamburg, Vienna and Düsseldorf, informed airBaltic in a statement to the media on May 22.
Summer approaching and the COVID-19 limitations in place, more people are considering using a bicycle instead of public transportation. Representative of the Road Safety Directorate (CSDD) Ieva Bērziņa spoke to Latvian Television on May 22 on bicycle traffic and safety.
A Latvian government meeting on May 21 approved the latest relaxation's of Latvia's COVID-19 emergency laws, allowing for citizens of the European Union, the European Economic Area and Switzerland, as well as persons permanently residing in these countries, to enter and leave the Republic of Latvia from a Member State of the European Union, a Member State of the European Economic Area or Switzerland.
National airline airBaltic head of corporate communications Alise Briede spoke to Latvian Radio on May 21 about flight reimbursements due to COVID-19.
National airline airBaltic has received permission from the Ministry of Transport to reestablish more flights, the company reported in a news release on May 19.
Hungarian low-price airline Wizzair, Finnish airline Finnair and Belarusian airline Belavia are interested in resuming flights to and from Riga International Airport, said airport board chair Laila Odiņa on May 18 , reported the LETA newswire.
As scheduled flights resume, COVID-19 tests will no longer be carried out on-site at the airport and port of Riga, said the Ministry of Health on May 18.
With the border between Latvia and Lithuania now open again, many Latvian residents are thinking of making a trip south. But before going, it's worth reading up on the latest rules and regulations with which it will be necessary to comply. This is the information supplied by the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Lithuanian government website and features several changes taking effect today, May 18.
The unmanned aircraft which went missing in early May has been found safe and well in a forest in the vicinity of Garkalne, the Civil Aviation Agency told Latvian Radio on May 17.
Estonia's state of emergency officially comes to an end at midnight on May 18, with the government on May 16 confirming restrictions and easing of restrictions in force after the end of the emergency situation.
May 15 became a noteworthy date within the Baltic states and beyond with the three countries opening their borders to each other while maintaining a locked-down external border.
On May 15 in Rīga the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoI) confirming that the Baltic States agree to lift travel restrictions and ensure free movement of their residents by land, sea and air: the so-called 'Baltic Bubble'.
Latvian airline airBaltic announced May 14 it will be restarting flights linking the Baltic capitals of Tallinn, Rīga and Vilnius from May 18.
Latvia has committed to investing up to EUR 250 million in the national airline airBaltic, said head of airBaltic Martins Gauss and Transport Minister Tālis Linkaits in an interview to Latvian Radio on May 13.
New rules come into force on public transport May 12 as part of Latvia's ongoing COVID-19 response.
As of May 15, travel will be possible across the three Baltic States, but the inhabitants of other countries must initially comply with 14-day quarantine, said Health Minister Ilze Viņķele ("Development/For") to Latvian Television.
airBaltic chairman and Chief Executive Officer Martin Gauss defended the government's decision to invest an additional 250 million euros in the airline May 11, promising that it would be returned to taxpayers many times over in coming years.
All 11 candidates have qualified for the second phase of the international competition for construction of the Rail Baltica infrastructure project's station at Riga International Airport, according to RB Rail, which is in charge fo implementing the project.
On May 14, the Latvian national airline airBaltic will carry out an additional round-trip flight from Frankfurt to Riga.
On 9 May, traffic restrictions will be in place around Uzvaras Parks, said Riga City Council.
Flights starting May 13 are not highly demanded, said airBaltic representative Didzis Rudmanis to the Latvian Radio.
International passenger transport by air and sea could be resumed on May 13, and transport by land on May 18, said Transport Minister Tālis Linkaits (New Conservative Party) on Latvian Radio May 6.
On May 6, construction works on roadway P133 near Riga International Airport at the junction of Ziemeļu and Dzirnieku streets are resumed.
A remote-controlled aircraft manufactured by UAVFactory that went missing on May 2 still has not been found as of May 5.
The state of emergency will be in place in Latvia through May 12, and if the measures aren't extended airBaltic will restart flights to 14 destinations on May 13, promising to hand out face masks as a safety precaution, according to Latvian Television's “Panorāma” broadcast on April 27.
Tallink has scheduled special cruises from Rīga to and from Stockholm in cooperation with the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA) to bring business employees to their place of work, while extra tickets will be available to the public, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on April 27.