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THE NEW RIGA AIRPORT PIER TO BOOST PASSENGER NUMBERS

THE NEW RIGA AIRPORT PIER TO BOOST PASSENGER NUMBERS
25.11.2016

The new North Pier at Riga International Airport has been inaugurated on the 14th of November.  The two floors of the new pier will offer the passengers 19 new boarding gates, three air bridges, two new shops and five cafes, playgrounds for children, as well as spacious and comfortable waiting rooms. The current capacity of the Riga Airport terminal allows for quality handling of 3.5 million direct passengers per year. Now when the North Pier is open, the transit passenger zone will be capable of handling 7—10 million passengers a year and the expansion will promote Latvia’s competitiveness and strengthen the position of Riga Airport as a leading airport in the Baltics and Northern Europe.

Cooperation with the Rail Baltica project will be the next big challenge for Riga International Airport, as it envisages the construction of a rail station at the airport. The construction of the RIX ‘Rail Baltica’ station and its integration in the Airport is planned to be completed in 2022.

Via Hansa is very happy for the positive development and improved infrastructure which allows our clients to access our destinations easier. For more information, please contact our head office in Riga.