The number of passengers served at Riga International Airport this August exceeded 390 thousand, which is almost half of the numbers of August 2019 and 92 thousand passengers more than a month before, the airport said in a release September 16.
Bridges managed by local governments have been neglected for a long time, and their safety is questionable, according to State Audit Office (VK) information published September 16 following an audit in several municipalities.
The Saeima is viewing amendments to the Postal Law which will allow customs to inspect suspicious mailings more closely, Latvian Radio reported September 15.
The scale of the drop in commercial aviation activity in Latvia and the rest of the European Union is made clear by new data and graphics from Eurostat, the EU statistics agency.
Four self-service baggage drop-off points are now open at Riga Airport, the airport said in a release September 13.
By August 31 of this year, State JSC Latvijas pasts (LP) operated 301 mail transit cargo aircraft, more than in 12 months of 2020, when 219 cargo transit planes were serviced, LP said in a release September 13.
The updated list of epidemiological requirements for arrivals into Latvia from other countries was published on September 10 and includes 35 countries (36 if you include Latvia itself) on the list of those deemed to have a "high public health threat", including Baltic neighbors Estonia and Lithuania.
As of September 15, special cars are planned on individual train routes where only people with a valid Covid-19 certificate of vaccination, recovery or negative test will be allowed to board, Passenger Rail (PV) said September 10.
The State Police and the Civil Aviation Agency remind the public that unmanned aircraft (drones) are not a toy that can be used anywhere, Latvian Television reported September 9.
Public transport fill in regional and intercity transport will be increased to 80% due to the beginning of the academic year and the weather getting colder, the government decided September 7.
The Rail Baltica major infrastructure project has announced it has a new board member and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). On 1 September Estonian Veiko Haavapuu joined the Rail Baltica joint venture RB Rail AS as the new CFO.
The number of road traffic accidents with electric scooters has reached 449 in eight months of this year, which is 3.3 times higher compared to 2020, LETA and Latvian Television reported September 6.
In Rīga, the price of a taxi ride, as well as the wait time, have increased significantly in recent months. This is because demand is much higher than the number of taxi drivers, Latvian Radio reported September 4.
The updated list of epidemiological requirements for arrivals into Latvia from other countries was published on September 3 and includes 40 countries (41 if you include Latvia itself) on the list of those deemed to have a "high public health threat", including Baltic neighbors Estonia and Lithuania.
Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) data show that in the first half of 2021, compared to the same period of 2020, freight carried in transport by land and pipeline has grown by 4.5 %, but at ports, it has fallen by 9.6%.
Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) data published September 2 show that in the first half of 2021, compared to the first half of 2020, passenger traffic by all modes of transport has reduced.
The Rail Baltica project has reached a new stage, and Thursday, September 2, the construction of the first railway overpass over Lāčplēša Street will be launched.
As of Wednesday, September 1, the traffic organization on Marijas/Čaka Street will be changed, keeping only one bicycle lane in the direction of the center, according to Rīga City Transport Department.
The turnover of Rīga airport in the first half of 2021 has been EUR 9.4 million but losses have also been as high, according to the airport's interim report published August 31.
Tuesday, August 31, a protest on the preservation of the bicycle lane on Čaka Street will take place, organized by the association City for People (Pilsēta cilvēkiem), Latvian Radio reported.
The updated list of epidemiological requirements for arrivals into Latvia from other countries was published on August 27 and includes 28 countries on the list of those deemed to have a "high public health threat", including Estonia and Lithuania.
The maximum fill of passengers in public transport has been reduced to 65% in place of the previous 80% of the total capacity, Auto transport Directorate said August 27.
airBaltic suffered €61.5 million in losses in the first six months of 2021, three times less than in the same period a year ago, the airline reported August 27.
As of September 1, Rīga public transport will run more often, Rīgas Satiksme said in a statement August 26.
The Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia has published a compilation of statistics August 24 regarding various aspects of the transport sector.
The number of electric vehicles in Latvia, though not large, is increasing. Latvian Radio looked at the advantages, disadvantages and overall popularity of electric cars in Latvia August 22.
The updated list of epidemiological requirements for arrivals into Latvia from other countries was published August 20 and includes 27 countries on the list of those deemed to have a "high public health threat", including Estonia and Lithuania.
In July 2021, 297.7 thousand passengers were served at Riga International Airport, which is 58.6 % more than in July 2020 and 88.8 % more than in the previous month.
The Rīga City Council intends to implement changes to the e-ticket system on Rīga public transport, which will be felt by public transport passengers in a year or two, Latvian Radio reported August 19.
The Civil Aviation Agency (CAA), on the basis of a request from the State Border Guard, has imposed significant airspace restrictions over the Latvian border with Russia and Belarus, the CAA said August 19.