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In August passenger turnover at airport was four times smaller than a year ago

Passenger turnover at Riga International Airport in August this year has dropped by 77 %, as compared to August 2019. Data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau show that also the volume of cargoes loaded and unloaded and post has decreased by 15 %1.

The total number of passenger arrivals and departures at Riga International Airport in August comprised 191 440 – 3.8 thousand more than in July this year.

In the first eight months of this year total number of passengers at Riga International Airport comprised 1.7 million and that is 67.5 % less than in the same period of the previous year. 13.9 tonnes of cargo were loaded and unloaded, which is a reduction of 22.2 %.

Activity of Riga International Airport in June, July, August 2020 and changes over the previous period

 

VI, 2020

Changes as % over VI, 2019

VII, 2020

Changes as % over VII, 2019

VIII, 2020

Changes as % over VIII, 2019

Passenger arrivals and departures

55 466

-92.7%

187 652

 

-77.5%

191 440

 

-77%

passenger arrivals

30 256

-92.1%

102 791

-76.0%

91 273

-77.7%

passenger departures

25 210

-93.0%

84 861

 

-79.1%

100 167

-76.4%

Number of flights

1 520

-81.1%

3 278

-61.1%

3 546

-57.7%

Cargo and post loaded and unloaded (in tonnes)

1 813

-27.7%

2 030

-8.4%

1 941

 

-15%

1Excludes freight and mail, which after a short stop, continue their journey on the same aircraft on a flight having the same flight number.

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More information on data:
Transport and Tourism Statistics Section

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

 

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