Business aviation grows in Latvia

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Business aviation traffic has increased in Latvia to record levels, FBO RIGA has recorded business aviation traffic growth, including state aviation flights, in Riga International Airport in February-March 2015.

One reason for the increase is that Latvia has held the presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) since January 2015.

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In February 2015, the total number of business aviation flights to and from Riga handled by FBO RIGA rose by 21% while the number of VIP passengers surged by 62% compared to company’s results in the year-ago period.

In March, the total number of VIP passengers handled by FBO RIGA climbed by 30% compared to the same month last year. Most of the flights were from Belgium, Spain, Italy, Germany and Netherlands.

“We have worked hard to be fully prepared for the significant growth of business aviation traffic during Latvian presidency of the Council of the EU and are very glad with the first results.”

Roman Starkov and Leonid Gorodnitski, the owners of FBO RIGA said: “We are proud that FBO RIGA has won the trust of discerning customers from Europe and CIS region as a reliable ground handling partner in Riga International Airport. We have worked hard to be fully prepared for the significant growth of business aviation traffic during Latvian presidency of the Council of the EU and are very glad with the first results. In our work, we focus on exceptional safety, quality and comfort and will make every effort to exceed the expectations of our customers. With the opening of our new Business Aviation Center in RIX we will contribute to the development of business aviation segment in the region by extending cooperation with our existing customers and attracting new businesses to Riga Airport.”

FBO RIGA began at the Riga International Airport in 2000 and the company is currently building a new business aviation centre at the airport. The new VIP building will be opened in August 2015.

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