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In September passenger turnover at airport continued to reduce, but the volume of cargo and post increased

According to the data of the Central Statistical Bureau, passenger turnover at Riga International Airport in September this year has dropped by 84.5 %, as compared to September 2019. In turn, for the first time since March, when the government implemented restrictions on air transport, the volume of cargo loaded and unloaded and post has increased by 6 %1.

The total number of passenger arrivals and departures at Riga International Airport in September comprised 114 081 – 77.4 thousand less than in August this year.

In the first nine months of the year total number of passengers at Riga International Airport comprised 1.8 million and that is 69.6 % less than in the same period of the previous year. 16.0 tonnes of cargo were loaded and unloaded, which is a reduction of 19.3 %.
 

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

 

VII, 2020

Changes as % over VII, 2019

VIII, 2020

Changes as % over VIII, 2019

IX, 2020

Changes as % over IX, 2019

Passenger arrivals and departures

187 652

 

-77.5%

191 440

 

-77%

114 081

-84.5%

passenger arrivals

102 791

-76.0%

91 273

-77.7%

53 615

-85.1%

passenger departures

84 861

 

-79.1%

100 167

-76.4%

60 466

-83.9%

Number of flights

3 278

-61.1%

3 546

-57.7%

3 330

-57.8%

Cargo and post loaded and unloaded (in tonnes)

2 030

-8.4%

1 941

 

-15%

2 154

6%

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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