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.
On Monday, April 23, for the first time in many years a passenger train entered the Ventspils railway station.
In April the next tenders for the detailed technical design of the railway line in Estonia and Lithuania were announced, continuing implementation of the design phase of the Rail Baltica project, the RB Rail company said.
Latvian airline airBaltic said April 16 the first class of its new pilot academy had enrolled.
Latvia's Constitution Protection Bureau is to review information about a tram procurement in Daugavpils, which involves a company from Russia's military-industrial complex, reported TV3 commercial television April 16.
Baiba Rubesa, CEO of RB Rail AS, the joint venture established to oversee the Rail Baltic railroad project, said that it is difficult to predict to what extent the project will receive European funding after the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.
A forum dedicated to the Rail Baltica railway is taking place April 10 to April 11 in Tallinn.
On March 20 the first Rail Baltica construction design and supervision contract for the construction design of a new rail station at Riga International Airport was signed in Riga.
From March 27 Latvian airline airBaltic will launch its summer schedules with nine new routes.
While Ryanair are pondering in which Baltic state to open a new operational base, LSM's Dace Skreija looks at the benefits the aviation business brings to Latvia.
Tales of roads being built that don't go as far as planned, or contain fewer lanes than they should, are a staple of jokes about corruption. But LTV's investigative show Forbidden Methods on March 19 uncovered what looks like an imaginative variation on the same theme: roads that are thinner than they should be.
Businesses in various sectors will have the opportunity to scrap from 72 different tenders this year connected to the major Rail Baltica infrastructure project, the company in charge of the project said March 16 ahead of a major meeting about its progress so far.
Russian-based Internet-related services provider Yandex has launched its online taxi-hailing service Yandex.Taxi in Latvia, the company's representatives told LETA.
March 12 saw a meeting of executives from all three national rail companies in the Baltic states at which where agreement was reached on the organization of an intermodal "Amber Train" container route linking the three countries.
The state-run Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways, LG) has started to rebuild a railway stretch from the Mazeikiai oil refinery in northern Lithuania to the Latvian city of Renge removed nearly a decade ago.
The fall will see repair works at the crumbling Vanšu bridge that links central Riga to the booming Ķīpsala island and the Āgenskalns neighborhood, Riga mayor Nils Ušakovs (Harmony) told LTV March 7.