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In January, the volume of cargo unloaded at the airport increased and the number of passengers – decreased

In January 2021 passenger turnover at Riga International Airport has dropped by 90.4 %, as compared to January 2020. The total number of flights comprised 1 700, which is 73.9 % less. Data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau show that the volume of cargo and post loaded and unloaded has decreased by 14.5 %1.

The total number of passenger arrivals and departures at Riga International Airport in January 2021 comprised 50.4 thousand – 7.3 thousand or 12.7 % less than in the previous month.

In January 2021, the volume of cargo and post unloaded comprised 1.1 thousand tonnes, which is 6 % more than in January 2021, but the volume of cargo loaded comprised 0.8 thousand tonnes – a drop of 32.5 %. As compared to December 2020, the volume of cargo and post unloaded has fallen by 19.9 %, but of cargo and post loaded –by 38.6 %.

Activity of Riga International Airport and changes over the corresponding period of the previous year

 

XII, 2020

I, 2021

Changes as % over I, 2020

Changes as % over XII, 2020

Passenger arrivals and departures

57 698

50 397

-90.4%

-12.7%

passenger arrivals

33 609

20 779

-91.8%

-38.2%

passenger departures

24 089

29 618

-89.2%

23.0%

Number of flights

2 141

1 700

-73.9%

-20.0%

Cargo and post loaded and unloaded (in tonnes)

2 689

1 911

-14.5%

-28.9%

cargo and post unloaded

1 384

1 109

6.0%

-19.9%

cargo and post loaded

1 305

802

-32.5%

-38.6%

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 the data:
Transport and Tourism Statistics Section

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

 

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