Articles Tagged ‘Riga’
One of three Baltic states to join the EU in May 2004 traffic at the country’s main airport of Riga has quadrupled in just four years. National airline AirBaltic has been growing fast but Ryanair has over 25% of the traffic and operates to 12 destinations despite having no aircraft based there. Who else is contributing to Latvia’s growth and what’s happening in Liepaja?
This week we look at the four busiest routes from Riga Airport – Berlin, Dublin, London and Stockholm. AirBaltic competes against either easyJet or Ryanair on each of these routes though often to different airports. Can AirBaltic match the two leading European LCCs? Does Easter have an impact on fares?
Estonia joined the EU in 2004. With a population of just 1.2 million people the airport at Tallinn handled around 1.5 million passengers in 2006, double the number in 2003. National carrier Estonian Air is also growing quickly, but not that quickly. How is the airline performing and what new routes is it adding next year?