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Airport Riga to offer 12 new destinations this summer season

Along with the introduction of its summer flight schedule, Riga International Airport offers passengers 12 new destinations this summer season, furthermore, ''Wizz Air'', the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, will open its Riga base in June, the airport informed the business information portal ''Nozare.lv''.

Apart from air shipping, the airline will launch flights to four new destinations – from Riga to Barcelona, Doncaster-Sheffield, Dortmund and Paris (Beauvais), as well as will increase the frequency of flights to London (Luton) and Oslo (Torp).

Latvian national airline ''airBaltic'', in turn, will launch flights to Aberdeen (United Kingdom) in March and to Gothenburg (Sweden) and Burgas (Bulgaria) in April, as well as will offer flights to Palma de Mallorca, Bucharest and Varna as from June. Moreover, the airline has introduced additional flights in 14 routes, thus allowing travelling from Riga to Amsterdam, Athens, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Kiev, Larnaca, London (Gatwick), Moscow (Domodedovo), Olbia, Palanga, Prague and Tbilisi more often. Furthermore, flights in the route Riga–Saint-Petersburg will be performed seventeen times a week.

Riga Airport is expecting a new air carrier which, in cooperation with the travel agency “Mouzenidis”, will offer new charter flights to Corfu, Greece. Moreover, the airline ''Utair Ukraine'' is planning to launch its flights from Riga, delivering the passengers to Zhulyany Airport in Kiev.

In total, the frequency of flights will increase by 27 percent compared to winter season. More flights will be performed to Warsaw (LOT), as well as to Copenhagen and Oslo (''Norwegian'').

In summer season passengers are able to travel from Riga International Airport to 83 destinations, the flights to which are performed by the following airlines: ''airBaltic'', ''Ryanair'', ''WizzAir'', ''Aeroflot'', ''Lufthansa'', ''Norwegian'', ''Finnair'', ''Uzbekistan Airways'', LOT, ''Utair'', ''Transaero'', ''Belavia'', ''Turkish Airlines'', ''Onur Air'', ''Utair Ukraine'', ''Ellinair'' and ''SmartLynx''.

The airport would also like to remind that this weekend Latvia will go on daylight savings time and the hands of the clock will be set an hour forward. Taking into account the changes, passengers are requested to arrive early at the airport.

leta.lv

28-03-2014
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