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In May passenger turnover at airport fell by 98.6 %

Data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in May of this year, compared to May of previous year, passenger turnover at Riga International Airport dropped by 98.6 %. As has the volume of cargo and post loaded and unloaded1 (it dropped by 49.4 %).

In May, the total number of passengers arriving at and departing from Riga International Airport accounted for 10 331 (7 271 passengers more than in April). Decline in the passenger turnover over the period from March to May was caused by the cancellation of international flights aiming to limit spread of COVID-19.

During the first five months of this year, the total number of passengers at Riga International Airport accounted for 1.3 million, which is 54.7 % less than over the same period a year ago. In its turn, 8.1 tonnes of cargo were loaded and unloaded – a reduction of 25.2 %.

Activity of Riga International Airport during the first five months of 2020 and changes, compared to the previous period

Month

JAN, 2020

Changes, as % compared to JAN 2019

FEB 2020

Changes, as % compared to FEB 2019

MAR 2020

Changes, as %, compared to MAR 2019

APR 2020

Changes, as % compared to APR 2019

MAY 2020

Changes, as %, compared to MAY 2019

Passenger arrivals and departures

525 269

12.4

489 702

13.6

235 707

 

-55.7

3 060

 

-99.5

10 331

 

-98.6

arrivals

251 913

12.2

246 650

14.3

120 765

-54.7

1 641

 

-99.5

5 746

 

-98.4

departures

273 356

12.5

243 052

12.9

114 942

-56.7

1 419

 

-99.6

4 585

-98.7

Number of flights

6 524

4.1

5 969

8.0

3 787

 

-40.3

338

 

-95.4

651

 

-91.9

Cargo and post loaded and unloaded (tonnes)

2 236

2.8

1 858

-11.6

1 526

 

-33.0

1 069

-49.4

1 385

-34.9

1 Excluding direct transit cargo and mail which after a short stop continue their journey on the same aircraft having the same flight number.

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Dita Zemīte
E-mail: Dita.Zemite@csb.gov.lv
Phone: +371 67366690

 

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