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In December, the volume of cargo and post loaded and unloaded at the airport increased

In December of the previous year passenger turnover at Riga International Airport has dropped by 90.1 %, as compared to December 2019. The total number of flights comprised 2 141, which is 67.8 % less. Data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau show that the volume of cargo and post loaded and unloaded has increased by 4.6 %1.

The total number of passenger arrivals and departures at Riga International Airport in December 2020 comprised 57 698 – 7.5 thousand more than in November 2020.

In December 2020, the volume of cargo and post unloaded comprised 1.4 thousand tonnes, which is 9.9 % more than in December 2019, but the volume of cargo loaded comprised 1.3 thousand tonnes – the volume loaded is almost the same as in December last year. As compared to November 2020, the volume of cargo and post unloaded has risen by 0.2 %, but of cargo loaded –by 33.8 %.

In 2020 the total number of passenger arrivals and departures at Riga International Airport comprised 2.01 million, which is 74.2 % less than in 2019. During this period 23.2 thousand tonnes of cargo was loaded and unloaded – a drop of 14.8 %.

Activity of Riga International Airport in X, XI, XII, 2020 

 

X, 2020

Changes as % over X, 2019

XI, 2020

Changes as % over XI, 2019

XII, 2020

Changes as % over XII, 2019

Passenger arrivals and departures

90 646

-87.1%

50 222

 

-90.9%

57 698

-90.1%

passenger arrivals

45 231

-87.3%

24 360

-91.1%

33 609

-88.8%

passenger departures

45 415

-87.0%

25 862

-90.6%

24 089

-91.5%

Number of flights

2 605

-66.3%

1 903

-70.1%

2 141

-67.8%

Cargo and post loaded and unloaded (in tonnes)

2 132

-9.5%

2 358

-4.5%

2 689

4.6%

cargo and post unloaded

1 091

-4.9%

1 382

19.3%

1 384

9.9%

cargo and post loaded

1 041

-13.8%

975

-25.5%

1 305

-0.4%

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 the data:
Transport and Tourism Statistics Section

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

 

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