Riga International (RIX) Airport

Riga International RIX Airport Overview

Riga International Airport RIX is by far the largest airport of the three Baltic states Estonia, Latvia, & Lithuania. Riga International, one of the fastest-growing Airports in the world, has won the prestigious ‘Routes and OAG’ Airport Marketing Award as best Airport among Scandinavian and the Baltic airports, and the 'best emerging Airport markets' award.  Also, its major airline airBaltic received  the Gold Airline of the Year Award. 
In 2015 Riga International celebrated its 50-millionth passenger arrival.

The Airport is located 10 km west of the capital city of Riga, Latvia, and accessible via Europe Route E22 and Highway P133. .

With one long runway and an estimated 4.7 million passengers a year, Riga International Airport is hub to airBaltic and is served by a number of international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe, while seasonal flights are available to popular tourist venues. Passengers are now able to choose destinations from New York to Sushanbe (Tajikisan), from the tip of Skandianavia to the Middle East – and the list of destinations is growing. For inquiries within Latvia call 1187.

NOTICES: 
1.  During the summer season and on holidays check-in requires a three-hour arrival at the airport prior to scheduled departure.
2. Passengers who transfer to another flight should go to the Transfer Center located between the Departure Sectors A & B at the transit corridor, open 6am-midnight. 
3. The new security e-gates afford passengers to use a mobile telephone message as a boarding pass (instead of the printed one).

The on-Airport Hotel SKY-HIGH, is located opposite the long-term parking lot P2.

Riga International Airport has one passenger terminal.

Present & future Airport developments:  In September 2014 construction work started to expand the passenger terminal. The project includes the construction of the new two-level, 214m long /28m wide, 'Northern Gateway' - 240 meters  from the existing terminal - with a connector stucture tothe terminal complex.  Ongoing expansion in the non-Schengen area will add 23 gates with boarding bridges.
Upon completion - tentatively set for yearend 2015 - the Airport is to support larger aircraft and more passengers - already estimated to reach 5M by yearend 2015.



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