Rail electrification tender open
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.
Flights to China should start in October
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.
130 million euros released for latest Rail Baltica work
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.
RB Rail: Local workforce not enough for building Rail Baltic
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.
Latvian, Portuguese airlines in codeshare link-up
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.
Commission official: airBaltic likely to find investor soon
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.
Baltic states agree Rail Baltica design rules
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.