An invitation for bids was issued August 10 as part of the first stage of the Latvian Railroad Network Electrification project, Latvijas Dzelzcels railroad company informed the LETA newswire.
The Irish low-fare airlines Ryanair has cancelled its scheduled flights from Riga to Brussels, Berlin and Bremen on Friday, August 10, Riga International Airport told LETA.
After purchasing new electrical trains, Pasazieru Vilciens rail passenger carrier plans to introduce an interval timetable and raise the number of passengers from the present 17 million a year to 25 million a year, the company’s CEO Rodzers Janis Grigulis told the press August 2.
In the first six months of this year Latvia’s national carrier airBaltic posted EUR 180.8 million in sales, up 19 percent from the respective period last year, the company reported.
In an interview on the LNT television channel July 23, the head of Riga International Airport, Ilona Lice said that direct flights between Latvia and China will be launched this October, reported the LETA newswire.
The state has no right to prevent private companies from providing vehicle inspection services, the Competition Council - Latvia's competition watchdog - told the press July 19.
Latvian airline airBaltic has announced it used the recent Farnborough Air Show in the United Kingdom to sign a leasing deal with a Chinese financial institution.
Riga International Airport is planning on introducing free parking for a 10-minute period in the airport's short-term parking lot until the end of the summer season, management said July 17.
The major Rail Baltica infrastructure project moved forward another stage recently with the company saying on July 18 that an agreement was signed a few days ago that should make a further 130 million euros of funding available.
Latvian airline airBaltic said July 17 that in June it had its best month ever in terms of the number of passengers it carried on its network
A repeat procurement of construction designs for the new Skanste tram line in Riga may have been rigged - it appears that some documents were falsified as one and the same specialist was mentioned in two separate bids, while the person did not even know about this, Transparency International-Latvia representative Janis Veide told a press conference July 3.
Kaspars Rokens, COO and management board member of RB Rail AS, the joint venture of the three Baltic countries for the implementation of the Rail Baltic railway project, said that the establishment of Rail Baltic will not be possible without using a foreign workforce, the Estonian daily Postimees reports.
New speed cameras are to become operational on Latvia's roads, with seven new locations added.
The Latvian Transport Ministry is in the process of drafting regulatory amendments intended to address persisting problems with taxicab services at Riga International Airport, the ministry’s representative Ilze Greizkalna told LETA June 26.
The Latvian airline airBaltic and the national airline of Portugal TAP Air Portugal have concluded a cooperation agreement, known as codeshare agreement which will enable airBaltic passengers more options to travel to destinations in Brazil, Portugal and Africa, the airlines said in an announcement.
Potential investors from Turkey have showed interest in the airport in Daugavpils, south-eastern Latvia, the Mayor of Daugavpils, Rihards Eigims (Our Party), said at a news conference in the city council June 5.
Czech automobile maker Skoda and Swiss train builder Stadler will be competing for the rights to supply 12 low-deck tramcars to Rīgas Satiksme municipal transport company, Rīgas Satiksme spokeswoman Baiba Bartasevica told LETA May 30.
Henrik Hololei, the European Commission's director general for mobility and transport, has described the decision of the Latvian airline airBaltic to buy up to 60 brand new Bombardier CS300 aircraft as good news and something in the interest of the entire Baltic region as the region's connectivity will improve, adding that the company surely will find a strategic investor in the near future.
Latvian airline airBaltic announced May 28 it was buying a large number of new Bombardier CS300 aircraft in a massive expansion of its fleet.
Six international partnerships have made it to the second stage in a competition to design and construct the Rail Baltica parts in central Rīga, the company in charge of implementing the project in Latvia said May 23.
It was cake time at airBaltic again May 21 with the Latvian airline celebrating the launch of a new route to Split in Croatia.
There is a plan to launch flights from Rīga to China this fall, Ilona Līce, CEO of Riga International Airport, said in an interview with LNT commercial TV channel May 18.
Latvia’s airBaltic carried has cancelled some of the May 17 flights to and from Gdansk, Vienna and Helsinki because of technical reasons, the airline’s representatives told LETA.
Despite a complex geopolitical situation, Latvia's state-owned Latvian Railways (Latvijas Dzelzceļš) posted €800,000 in gross profit last year, the company's head Edvīns Bērziņš told LTV May 15.
Latvian airline airBaltic launched a route to Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi May 14.
The Administrative Regional Court has overturned the Competition Council's €2.2 million fine imposed on Riga municipal public transport company Rigas Satiksme, the company's representative Viktors Zakis told the LETA news agency May 10.
The governments of the three Baltic states have agreed on design guidelines to govern construction of the Rail Baltica rail link that will run through the three countries, the joint venture in charge of the massive infrastructure project said May 3.
Latvian airline airBaltic on April 29 launched a new route from Riga International Airport to Almaty in Kazakhstan.