The number of cargo flights serviced at Riga Airport continued to grow in September, showing a 56% increase over the same period in 2019.
This September, the Latvian airport handled 214 cargo flights, and from January to September a total of almost 2,000 cargo flights, 47% more than in the first nine months of 2019.
The increase in the number of flights is also reflected in the tonnes of cargo handled. Riga processed 52% more cargo (13,100 tonnes of cargo) in the first nine months of this year than in the same period in 2019. The total volume of cargo carried on cargo and passenger flights in the first nine months of this year accounts for 18,300 tonnes.
International cargo delivery company Venipak launched regular cargo flights from Riga to Hong Kong last month and plans two flights a week on this route in October. The cargo carrier ATRAN Airlines, which provides Latvijas Pasts transit cargo carriage services between Riga and China, marked its thousandth flight to Riga in September.