Annual data on airport activities are used to obtain information on passenger arrivals and departures, cargoes loaded and unloaded, as well as passenger arrivals and departures in breakdown by countries.


Aircrafts, airfields and other objects serving the purpose of transportation by air and specific aviation functions, as well as sport aviation, aviation popularization and other public and private needs.

It is determined in tons by actual weight of freight transported, including all packing weight, weight of different containers or other packing, palette weight where goods are placed, tare weight.

Information on passenger arrivals and departures at airports includes data on passenger turnover with aircraft owned by Latvia and foreign countries.

Data availability

Dissemmination format and Release calendar

News releases


Download CSB publications on various time periods (starting from 2007) in section E-publications.

Data on transport indicators are available in the monthly bulletins and yearbooks. Statistical yearbooks and monthly bulletins are available in E-publication section under topic "General statistics".


Data are collected in compliance with:

  • ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) aircraft type designator;
  • ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) airport codes.

A Classification Catalogue with classification codes and their explanations has been published on the CSB website.

Customised data sets

If you would like to obtain statistical data that are not available in publications or in the CSB online data base, please send us an information request:
 - postal mail: 1 Lāčplēša Street, Riga, Latvia, LV-1301;
 - e-mail: info [at] csb [dot] gov [dot] lv;
 - visiting Information centre.

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Additional information

Indicator "passenger arrivals and departures at the airport Rīga" that is published in Latvia differs from the indicator published in the Eurostat data bases. Latvia publishes all passenger arrivals and departures at the airport "Rīga", but data available in Eurostat data bases is only on passenger arrivals and departures with revenue flights and cargoes loaded and unloaded with transport for hire or reward.

Data collection

Survey method and data source

Data are obtained in full-scope survey.

Data are collected from CSB monthly report form 2-airports "Survey of aircraft traffic through the airports".

Statistical population

Airports of Latvia with passenger turnover (arrivals and departures) of 150 000 and more per year.

Data revision

Data published are final and are not adjusted.


Comparability over time

Data are available since 1993.

International comparability


The Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat) publishes information on transport in the EU and in every country separately on its home page. It can be found in section: Database/Transport.

Other comparability

Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Latvia

The Ministry of Transport publishes information on passenger and freight turnover at airports on its homepage.

International airport "Rīga"

The international airport "Rīga" publishes statistics on passengers, flights and freight transport starting from 1993 on its homepage.


Confidentiality of the information provided by respondents is protected by the Section 17 of the Statistics Law stipulating rights and obligations of the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia and other state authorities producing official statistics. Read more

Contact person on methodology

Name Surname Phone number Position Email
Edīte Miezīte 67366810 daļas vadītājs

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