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Riga International Airport

IATA Code
RIX
ICAO Code
EVRA
Corporate Address
SJSC RIGA International Airport
10/1 RIGA Airport
Marupe district
LV 1053
Latvia
Website
http://www.riga-airport.com
City
Riga
Country
Latvia
Network
International
Runways
3200m x 45m
Airlines currently operating to this airport with scheduled services
Aeroflot
airBaltic
Artik Avia
Belavia
Brussels Airlines
Finnair
FlexFlight
KD Air
LOT Polish Airlines
Lufthansa
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Ryanair
Transaero Airlines
Turkish Airlines
UTair Aviation
Uzbekistan Airways
Wizz Air
Airlines currently operating to this airport via codeshare
Aegean Airlines
Air Canada
Air France
airberlin
Alitalia
American Airlines
Austrian Airlines
British Airways
CSA Czech Airlines
Etihad Airways
Georgian Airways
Japan Airlines
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
SAS
TAROM
Ukraine International Airlines
United Airlines

Riga International Airport serves the largest and capital city of Latvia, Riga. Riga International is the largest airport in the Baltic States and is a hub for airBaltic. The airport is served by over 15 passenger and cargo airlines which operate to destinations across the CIS and Europe.

Location of Riga International Airport, Latvia

Ground Handlers and Cargo Handlers servicing Riga International Airport

Fuel & Oil Suppliers servicing Riga International Airport


 
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airBaltic settles into Etihad partnership for Africa, Middle East & Asia – North America may be next

18-Feb-2014 7:00 PM

airBaltic is quietly pleased with initial performance from its partnership with Etihad Airways, under which airBaltic commenced Riga-Abu Dhabi service in Dec-2013. Less than three months on, airBaltic is still observing trends in the proportion of local versus connecting traffic, but Bangkok is an early popular onward destination. CEO Martin Gauss told CAPA that Latvia's growing portfolio of air service agreements can expand the number of codeshares it can place on Etihad flights, enabling airBaltic to sell flights from Riga to the Middle East, Africa and Asia – a potentially huge area it previously had no access to, with its local market base instead using competing airlines.

As Etihad rapidly digests its Darwin Airline and Jet Airways equity stakes and evaluates Alitalia, speculation has mounted on airBaltic being a potential equity partner. Mr Gauss says the first priority for the airline is growing the codeshare – which so far is more important to airBaltic than Etihad – but he does not rule out any possibilities. More concretely in the medium term is gaining better access to North America, with airBaltic considering if a North American carrier can serve Riga and partner with airBaltic, or if airBaltic should serve North America with its own metal. The trans-Atlantic market is appealing but also competitive with joint ventures, and Mr Gauss is not rushing to enter.

airBaltic-Etihad codeshare could lead to deeper links. Meanwhile, EU state aid inquiry continues

19-Dec-2013 12:02 PM

AirBaltic commenced a new codeshare with Etihad Airways on 16-Dec-2013, launching a four times weekly A319 service and linking its Riga hub with Etihad’s in Abu Dhabi. Riga is the Baltic region’s principal transfer point – the airport says that 33% of passengers in 2013 are transit/transfer traffic – and Abu Dhabi is rapidly emerging as an important hub for travellers flying between Europe and Asia.

Following airBaltic’s near bankruptcy in 2011 and its subsequent renationalisation and investment from the Latvian Government, the state has been on the look out for a private sector investor. Meanwhile, CEO Martin Gauss has been focusing on the carrier’s restructuring programme and expects to restore profitability in 2014 after achieving better than expected results for 9M2013.

An EU investigation into state aid received in 2011 is ongoing and could potentially lead to the carrier having to repay the funds received from the state. This would increase the pressure to secure fresh investment. Some observers have suggested that the Etihad partnership could be a stepping stone to a future equity relationship. The codeshare attests to some meeting of minds already.

Restructuring rigour from Riga: airBaltic narrows 2012 net loss

24-Apr-2013 5:20 PM

Latvia’s national carrier airBaltic recently reported a narrowing of its net loss in 2012, with RASK up 15%. The carrier is just over a year into a five year profit improvement plan. It says that it is surpassing its original turnaround plans and is on track to achieve targeted profitability by 2014. Network restructuring, improved revenue management and the relative economic health of the Baltic region compared with other parts of Europe are providing tail winds.

With only modest capacity growth planned for 2013 and monthly profitability exceeding management’s plan for the first three months of the year, there may be potential for airBaltic to improve on its 2013 target of stable RASK and perhaps to reach a positive net result ahead of schedule.

Nevertheless, its unit costs are not as low as the LCCs with whom it increasingly competes and labour productivity lags peers. Its fleet modernisation programme should help to narrow the unit cost gap, but management will be hoping it can retain its current pricing power.

airBaltic CEO, Martin Gauss airBaltic’s restructuring plan is in full swing, but competition from Estonian Air is rising

28-May-2012 3:29 PM

airBaltic’s restructuring plan fittingly dubbed 'ReShape' is in full swing now, but the loss-making Latvian national carrier is facing increasing competition from its northern counterpart Estonian Air, which is copying airBaltic’s model. The tactic is not surprising as Estonian Air’s president and CEO Tero Taskila was airBaltic’s former CCO and helped implement the carrier’s shift from point-to-point operator to a network airline based around feeding transfer traffic between Western Europe and markets in Eastern Europe, the Nordic region, Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and the Middle East.

Ironically, airBaltic is currently moving away from a stringent focus on transfer traffic over its “North Hub Riga” at Riga International Airport to a more point-to-point approach as part of its drive to return to profitability and build a sustainable long-term business. Too much transfer traffic and a testing public dispute between the airline’s two main shareholders, which resulted in a decline in customer loyalty, brought airBaltic uncomfortably close to bankruptcy last year.

Improvement in Riga Airport’s financials but uncertainty about Ryanair’s presence

23-Jun-2011 2:58 PM

Latvia’s Riga International Airport (RIX) reported a profit of EUR705,000 in 1Q2011, compared with a loss of EUR21,150 in the previous corresponding period, in a report submitted to the governing body of the Ministry of Transport. The airport, a home to aggressive airBaltic, handled 939,630 passengers and 15,373 flight movements. But Ryanair, which has a significant presence could still move away.

Airports struggle with life after Ryanair

11-Nov-2010 3:41 PM

Ryanair has been cancelling or suspending services at a wide range of airports across Europe, including in countries where it is growing. Is there any discernible strategy here or is it no more than coincidence, as a result of too many disagreements with airports? What future prospects are there for smaller airports when Ryanair decides to quit?

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