Riga International Airport's passenger turnover in January-September amounted to 5.382 million passengers, an increase of 16.8 percent on the first nine months of 2017, the airport announced on October 15.
It's always nice to top a European Union league table and Latvians have done so in an area that is perhaps not always acknowledged - satisfaction with the promptness of trains.
While Latvia's main economic risks are related to the global market, next year the crucial event to determine the course of the Latvian economy will be an upcoming report by Moneyval, a Council of Europe body dedicated to anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorism financing (CTF).
Here are some of the key quotes from outgoing Rail Baltica CEO Baiba Rubesa's eye-opening resignation statement September 27. In a twenty-minute address she painted a picture of half-hearted commitment to the project by officials, clear conflicts of interest and needs for a major structural and financial overhaul.
Rail Baltica chief executive and chairperson of the board Baiba Rubesa announced September 27 that she is resigning from her posts.
Latvian airline airBaltic put out a press release September 21 telling the world it was "the Official Carrier of Pope Francis' Visit to the Baltics".
Latvian airline airBaltic said September 18 that the summer season saw it transporting a record number of travelers.
A second group of 12 students have started pilot training with Latvian airline airBaltic, the company announced September 10.
RB Rail is seeking a new chief executive officer, probably from Poland or Finland, to replace its current Latvian CEO Baiba Rubesa whose work as the head of the Baltic joint venture implementing the European standard-gauge railway project Rail Baltic has drawn criticism from some of its shareholders, according to the LETA newswire.
Talks are ongoing between the Riga International Airport and the Riga City Council over extending the running hours of the No. 22 bus from the airport to the city center into the night, the head of the airport Ilona Līce told Latvian Radio August 30.
Hungarian low-costs carrier Wizz Air will launch new flights from Riga to Kyiv next year, the company’s representatives told LETA.
The Latvian Supreme Court on August 29 has granted an ancillary complaint lodged by Liepajas Mikroautobusu Parks and Nordeka over the minibus services tender organized by Rigas Satiksme municipal transport company and banned Rigas Satiksme from continuing the procurement procedure without passing the necessary amendments.
In the first seven months of this year, passenger turnover at Riga International Airport increased by 17.5% against the same period last year to 3.99 million people, the airport informed.
The Latvian flag-carrier airline airBaltic will extend the operating season of flights between Rīga and Abu Dhabi in 2019, it said August 21.
The shareholders of the Baltic joint venture RB Rail have approved a new Supervisory Board after Lithuania recalled one of its board members, the company said August 21.
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.