Following the temporary suspension of international scheduled and non-scheduled passenger flights Riga Airport will remain open so that it can cater for repatriation flights, cargo transportation and other permitted flights, including domestic flights from Riga to Liepāja operated by the national airline airBaltic.
There are currently 45 aircraft parked at the airport: 37 airBaltic aircraft, 6 SmartLynx and two WizzAir aircraft as well as three private aircraft. More than 50 aircraft will remain at Riga during the flight restriction period.
In cooperation with the Emergency Medical Service, the airport will screen passengers arriving on repatriation flights with medical points at the airport working to the schedules of these flights.
“The safety and health of our employees and the public are a priority and value at Riga Airport, and we must adopt and implement the measures in place to limit the further spread of COVID-19 virus,” said Ilona Līce, Chairperson of the Board of Riga Airport.
“Our main task during this time of crisis is to ensure the operation of these flights, as well as the operational and financial stability of the company, so that airport operations can be fully restored as soon as possible once the situation normalises,” she continued.
Companies operating at the airport will continue to repair aircraft, while training flights and technical flights without passengers will continue to operate.
Līce concluded that she would like to “thank the airport’s professional team for their efforts during this stressful period.”