Riga Airport is located thirteen kilometres to the west of Riga City. It is the busiest airport in the Baltic offering flights to over thirty countries. It was first opened in 1973 and has undergone extensive renovation work over the last decade.
There are three terminals at Riga Airport. Terminal A and C are used for non Schengen departures while Terminal B is open for Schengen traffic. The Government of Latvia has ambitious plans to construct a terminal which will be capable of handling twenty million passengers annually. Work began in 2008 on this terminal as well other projects such as a second runway, business park, tram link and more. Completion date is expected to be sometime in 2011.
AirBaltic is easily the busiest airline at Riga Airport with a huge assortment of flights available to destinations such as Billund, London-Gatwick, Frankfurt, Milan-Malpensa, Munich and many more. Irish travelers can fly direct to Riga from Dublin Airport courtesy of Ryanair who offer UK travelers the choice of flying to Riga from East Midland, Glasgow, Liverpool and Stansted. Other Ryanair routes include Weeze and Charleroi.
Passenger traffic continues to rise at Riga Airport with over 3.69 million people using the airport in 2008. This represented a seventeen percent increase on the previous year.
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There is no train service from the airport however there are regular buses available. Journey time is around half an hour. Taxis are also available with fares costing around 5 LVL.