Serving as the gateway to the Latvian capital, Riga International Airport is the largest air travel hub in the Baltic states. It offers direct flights to over 80 destinations, across more than 30 countries. Online, passengers can get real-time updates on flight arrivals and departures. Airport services are top-notch, with plenty of opportunities to shop, dine and relax pre-flight.
VIP passengers can enjoy luxe surrounds in the RIX Club lounge, which serves as a retreat for business class passengers. After touching down, most visitors make a beeline for Riga, Latvia’s enthralling capital. Others venture further afield to explore Latvia’s beautiful forests, lakes and parklands.
The airport is located 10 kilometres to the south-west of the Riga city centre. The drive takes just 15 minutes, with local buses also making the trip. For those arriving from neighbouring countries, international bus connections run to cities in Estonia, Lithuania, Germany, Russia and Belarus.
Constructed in 1973, Riga International Airport was built as a replacement for Spilve Airport. Over the past few years, it has undergone a series of expansions, designed to cater to Riga’s blossoming tourists scene. The capital is quickly emerging as an on-trend destination for both Latvians and Europeans in search of culture, history and cosmopolitan chic.