Aviation is the fastest growing sector in Latvia. RIX Riga airpor is the largest air traffic hub in the Baltic States. There are two other airports in Latvia's Kurzeme region: Liepaja  and Ventspils.

With high connectivity and the widest network of destinations in the region, a well-developed passenger and air cargo infrastructure, competitive pricing and the growth of the national airline airBaltic, RIX is the largest air hub in the Baltic States and a key growth engine for one of Europe's most dynamic regions. Riga Airport aims to become the future urban and travel hub in Northern Europe.

Riga Airport offers modern passenger services, high service levels, efficient processes and innovations that contribute to the development of the aviation industry. The RIX Academy training centre, accredited by the Airports Council International (ACI), provides consultations and full-spectrum training in the fields of airport's core activities for both aviation and non-aviation professionals.

According to the RIX Riga Airport operational strategy, Riga Airport’s total investment until 2027 will be around EUR 250 million. By 2030, it is expected to reach 9.8 million passengers and 42 000 tonnes of air cargo per year.

The growth of RIX Riga Airport in the coming years will be ensured by the construction of the 6th phase of the airport development, which is planned to be completed by the end of 2028. The centre of Riga Airport will include the new passenger terminal with a spacious and modern check-in hall, security and border control areas, shops, cafés and baggage claim areas. It will be complemented by a new baggage handling and sorting complex, new access roads and a multistorey car park. The new terminal will have a capacity of up to 12 million passengers per year. It will be connected to the Rail Baltica railway station, forming a single and multimodal transport hub.

The airport business city, RIX Airport City, will be developed around the new terminal, offering not only aviation services, but also business ecosystems, excellent connectivity and new opportunities for both citizens and non-aviation businesses. Hotels, office centres, leisure areas, logistics, air cargo and e-commerce warehouses will create development opportunities for a wide range of businesses, providing new jobs.

Riga Airport has a modern air cargo and mail handling infrastructure suitable for all types of cargo and has already proven itself in important projects - import and transit cargo flow from China to Latvia, Ukraine and Central Asian countries of the Chinese e-commerce platform “AliExpress”, as well as in transit of cargo of International Security Assistance Force ISAF/NATO.

RIX Riga Airport's Sustainability Strategy sets out sustainability measures to ensure that the Airport's long-term business success, strategic goals and objectives are achieved through responsible and balanced action on all aspects of sustainability influencing climate changes, effective use of resources, goals in environment and nature protection, employment, transparent management, involvement of the local community, and noise reduction.

By joining the international Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) programme and Airport Council International (ACI EUROPE), and Net Zero 2050 initiative, RIX Riga Airport has determined its green deal and has set specific climate goals with a commitment to become a climate-neutral airport by 2050.

Passenger transportation

Riga Airport is the largest air traffic hub in the Baltic States.  Thanks to the successful development of infrastructure, the growth of the Latvian national airline “airBaltic”, a competitive tariff policy and taking advantage of its geographical location, Riga Airport aims to become a regional air traffic hub in Northern Europe.


Riga Airport is a leader in air cargo transportation in the Baltics, offering multimodal logistics solutions, quality service and favorable cooperation conditions.  The geographical location of Riga is excellent for the flow of goods between east and west.

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