SAS returns to Riga from CPH

Transit traffic is 26% of Riga’s passenger numbers
SAS returned to Riga in Latvia with the new summer flight schedules this week, with flights from Copenhagen. A Bombardier CRJ900 with 88 seats will fly the route 12 times a week, twice daily during the week and once a day at weekends.
“For years, Scandinavia has been one of Latvia’s main business partners,” said Rūta Juciene, the airline’s country manager for the Baltic States and Russia.
“This has contributed to the increase in the number of business trips between the two countries. So, as the Latvian economy is showing signs of recovery, SAS has made a strategic decision to launch direct flights between Riga and Copenhagen.”
Ilona Līce, chairman of the board at Riga Airport: “Riga International Airport is happy that our partner SAS has not only returned to Riga, but also continues to expand its route network. The Copenhagen-Riga route offers new opportunities for business travellers not only for direct flights to and from Riga, but also connectivity with other destinations around the world.”
Riga, the biggest airport in the Baltics, has 89 destinations this summer season including 16 new ones, with 17 airlines. From the start of the year to March 20, Riga saw 979,739 passengers, 3.3% more than the same period last year. Transit traffic grew 14.2%, amounting to 26% of the total number of passengers.
This week SAS also launched a new direct year-round route between Stockholm and Krakow.
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