Key indicator

Passenger traffic

Riga International Airport

In 2017, 6.1 million passengers arrived at and departed from the Riga International Airport, which is 12.9 % more than in 2016. The largest passenger turnover at the Riga International Airport was with German airports (0.9 million passengers or increase of 4.4 % over 2016), British airports (0.8 million passengers or 6.5 % more) and Russian airports (0.6 million passengers or 13.8 % more).

Ports

In 2017, the number of passengers arrived at and departed from Latvian ports with ferries accounted for 994 thousand, which is 37.5 % more than in 2016. 743 thousand passengers arrived at and departed from the Riga Passenger Terminal, which is 45.6 % more, but at the port of Liepāja – 41.1 thousand passengers, which is 24.6 % more than in 2016. Since 2010 continued significant rise in passenger turnover was observed at the port of Ventspils, where in 2017 there were 209.9 thousand passengers that arrived at and departed from the port, which is 16.6 % more than a year ago. There were 87.4 thousand passengers who arrived at the Riga Passenger Terminal via cruise ships – 22.4 % more than in 2016.

Land

In 2017, 242.8 million passengers were carried by land passenger transport, which was 0.8 % less than in 2016. The number of passengers carried by rail transport increased by 1.5 %, the number of passengers carried by regular bus traffic lines decreased by 1.9 %, but the number of passengers carried by urban electrified transport increased by 0.6 %.

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