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Rytis Beresnevicius

To stimulate demand, airBaltic returns to holiday destinations

airBaltic is seemingly hopeful to see travelers return to the skies as it announced a significant expansion of its current schedule to include popular holiday destinations....


Rytis Beresnevicius

Building an emerging hub in Europe: Riga International Airport

While Europe is famous for its mega-hubs, including such airports as Charles De Gaulle, Frankfurt and Heathrow, they are facing a problem of overcapacity. And with new players in the industry popping up and seeking connectivity to big European cities, their options become limited: however, emerging hubs might be the answer to their problems. Riga International Airport (RIX), which seemingly has outgrown its own Baltic States' market, is looki...


Rytis Beresnevicius

Aviation in the Baltics: airBaltic vs Nordica (Part I)

We take a look at the situation within the Baltics and how airlines are positioned within the region. First up are the scheduled airlines, namely airBaltic and Nordica....


Zivile Zalagenaite

Riga airport releases symphony [video]

Riga International Airport (RIX) releases a symphony to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Latvian State....


Clement Charpentreau

Primera Air ceases operations, leaves pax and crew stranded

Exactly a year after the collapse of UK's Monarch Airlines, another European carrier declared bankruptcy. Budget airline Primera Air announced the suspension of its operations on October 2, 2018. ...


Clement Charpentreau

Spanish Eurofighter accidentally fires missile near Russia border

Spanish Ministry of Defense announced on August 7, 2018, that one of its Eurofighter Typhoons accidentally fired a live air-to-air missile during a training mission over Estonia....


Yulius Yoma

Riga Airport, pax up by 11% in 1Q 2017

Riga International Airport (RIX) of Latvia reported that the number of transit and transfer passengers at Riga International Airport grew by 11% year over year in the first quarter of 2017....