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In November, the volume of freight arrivals at the airport increases, passenger turnover decreases

Passenger turnover at Riga Airport in November this year decreased by 90.9 % compared to November 2019. The total number of flights was 1 903, that is 70.1 % less. Data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that total volume of arrivals and departures of freight and mail decreased by 4.5 %1.

In November, the total number of passengers arriving and departing at Riga Airport was 50 222 - that is 40.4 thousand less than in October this year.

In November, there were 1.4 thousand tons of freight and mail arrivals, which is 19.3 % more than a year ago, but one thousand tons of departures - which is 25.5 % less. The volume of cargo arrivals in November this year is the largest in the last five years. Compared to October, the volume of freight and mail arrivals has increased by 26.7 %, whereas departures - decreased by 6.3 %.

In the eleven months of the year, the total number of passengers served at Riga Airport was 2 million, which is 72.9 % less than in the same period a year ago. During this period, there were 20.5 thousand tons of freight and mail arrivals and departures - that was a decrease of 16.9 %.

Activity of Riga International Airport in September, October and November 2020 and changes over the previous period

 

IX, 2020

Changes as % over IX, 2019

X, 2020

Changes as % over X, 2019

XI, 2020

Changes as % over XI, 2019

Passenger arrivals and departures

114 081

-84.5 %

90 646

-87.1 %

50 222

 

-90.9 %

passenger arrivals

53 615

-85.1 %

45 231

-87.3 %

24.360

-91.1 %

passenger departures

60 466

-83.9 %

45.415

-87.0 %

25 862

-90.6 %

Number of flights

3 330

-57.8 %

2 605

-66.3 %

1 903

-70.1 %

Freight and mail  arrivals and departures (in tonnes)

2 154

6 %

2 132

-9.5 %

2 358

-4.5 %

freight and mail arrivals

1 066

8.2 %

1 091

-4.9 %

1 382

19.3 %

freight and mail departures

1 088

3.8 %

1 041

-13.8 %

975

-25,5 %

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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