About Riga international airport



About Riga international airport
Riga Technical University
Faculty of Engineering Economics



Riga international airport



Riga 2004

|Contents |
|1 |1 291 |1 340 |1 299 |-3.1 |
|2 |1 349 |1 338 |1 290 |-3.6 |
|3 |1 516 |1 545 |1 572 |1.7 |
|4 |1 443 |1 493 |1 699 |13.8 |
|5 |1 744 |1 728 |1 680 |-2.8 |
|6 |1 600 |1 783 |1 654 |-7.2 |
|7 |1 464 |1 622 |1 694 |4.4 |
|8 |1 650 |1 839 |1 747 |-5.0 |
|9 |1 602 |1 694 |1 623 |-4.2 |
|10 |1 645 |1 682 |1 653 |-1.7 |
|11 |1 479 |1 540 |1 430 |-7.1 |
|12 |1 287 |1 306 |1 335 |2.2 |
|Total: |18 070 |18 910 |18 676 |-1.2 |


Table 1. Aircraft movements
Passenger figures exceed 600 000, i.e. by 1.7% more than in 2001 for
the second consecutive year. Altogether, the airport handled 18 676 flights
falling behind the previous report year by 1.2% due to Austrian Airlines,
Estonian Air and the Swedish airline Trygg-Flyg deceasing flights to
Riga.
For the third year air cargo transportation has grown considerably
with turnover exceeding 6 000 tons for the first time, i.e. by 26.3% over
the previous year. Cargo transportation import (78.2%) still significantly
exceeds export (21.8%).
To achieve these results the airport staff had to be more purposeful,
determined and competent than in the previous report period.
12 carriers including Air Baltic, Aeroflot, Austrian Airlines,
Belavia, British Airways, ?SA, Estonian Air, Finnair, Latpass
Airlines, LOT, Lufthansa and Trygg-Flyg provided scheduled passenger
flights from Riga airport in 2002.
Scheduled direct flights linked Riga with 16 European cities including
Berlin, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Jonkoping, Kiev, Copenhagen, London, Moscow,
Minsk, Prague, Stockholm, Tallinn, Tel Aviv, Warsaw, Vilnius and Vienna.
|Month |2000 |2001 |2002 |2002/2001(%) |
|1 |302 |346 |502 |45.1 |
|2 |323 |371 |473 |27.5 |
|3 |400 |449 |559 |24.5 |
|4 |346 |421 |561 |33.3 |
|5 |359 |485 |379 |-21.9 |
|6 |350 |446 |428 |-4.0 |
|7 |346 |429 |354 |-17.5 |
|8 |424 |438 |403 |-8.0 |
|9 |430 |395 |546 |38.2 |
|10 |507 |451 |685 |51.9 |
|11 |386 |529 |573 |8.3 |
|12 |485 |449 |1 117 |148.8 |
|Total |4 658 |5 209 |6 580 |26.3 |


Table 2. Cargo transportation (t)
Major passenger flows and routes of scheduled flights.
In 2002 the flight map changed slightly with Air Baltic exploring
new destinations and starting flights to Berlin in May and later to Vienna.
Additionally, Air Baltic resumed flights to Moscow, Warsaw and Prague,
which had been suspended as unprofitable the previous years. Thus, the
Latvian aviation market was considerably divided. Air Baltic improved its
position, but Austrian Airlines discontinued flights from Vienna to Riga
due to the imposed flight reduction
     

 

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