Riga Airport Reviews
Riga Airport Reviews
Riga International Airport (Latvian: Starptautiskā lidosta “Rīga”; IATA: RIX, ICAO: EVRA) was built in 1973 as an alternative to Spilve Airport, which had become outdated. It is in Mārupe municipality, 5.4 NM (10.0 km; 6.2 mi) west of Riga, the capital of Latvia.
Riga Airport is the largest airport in the Baltic states and has direct flights to over 80 destinations in 30 countries including a nonstop transatlantic flight to New York operated by Uzbekistan Airlines year-round. Renovation and modernization of the airport was completed in 2001, coinciding with the 800th anniversary of the founding of the city. The airport is a state-owned joint-stock company, with the owner of all shares being the government of Latvia. The holder of the state capital share is Latvia’s Ministry of Transport. Riga International Airport is a hub for airBaltic, SmartLynx Airlines, RAF-Avia, Vip Avia and Inversija airlines.
In 2006, the new north terminal extension was opened. The airport has three terminals: A & C for non-Schengen, and B for Schengen departures. Arrivals 1, in terminal A, handles the Schengen arrivals, while Arrivals 2, in terminal C, handles the non-Schengen arrivals. A maintenance, repair and overhaul facility was opened in the autumn of 2006, to be run as a joint venture between two local companies: Concors and SR-Technik.
The magazine Gateway Riga is available for visitors and passengers traveling through Riga airport. It has information on new airlines serving Riga, new destinations and routes, and other information about the airport itself and surrounding facilities. It is published three times per year by SIA Check-In Media.
Airport Tour – The airport offers a 1 hour airport tour that should be pre-booked. Location: Welcome to Riga office, 1st Floor, Arrivals Area E.
ATMs / Cash Machines: info not available
Car Rentals – Auto 5 • Avis • Budget • Europcar • Sixt. Offices are located in the Arrivals Area, Sector E. Hours: vary according to flight times.
Currency Exchange: ICE, Eurex Capital, DNB and Swedbank have foreign exchange counters in the Arrivals area in Sector E. ICE also has a location Airside in Sector C. Hours: vary according to flight times.
Chapel: Location: 3rd Floor. Hours: open 24 hours
Food / Restaurants: There are no 24 hour food concessions at the Riga Airport.
Luggage Storage / Lockers: Location: Arrivals, Sector E, 1st Level. Rates: from 1.05 LVL /1.50 EUR per item per 8 hours in the first 24 hour period • 2.11 LVL /3 EUR per item per 24 hours starting from the second 24 hours. There is also a cloackroom where you can leave winter coats if you are traveling to sunny destination that won’t require them.
Printing – if you forgot to print your boarding pass, you can use the internet terminal located at the “Welcome Riga” office. Location: 1st Floor, Arrivals Area E.
Showers: Not available
Internet: Free WiFi is available at the Riga Airport for an unlimited amount of time. Connect to the “RIX-Free-WiFi” network. Computer stations with internet access are available in Coffee Nation, located Airside.
Airport opening hours:
Open 24 hours
Riga Airport Official Website
Riga Airport Map
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