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Latvia Airport Network

Airport Overview

State Joint Stock Company (SJSC) RIGA International Airport of the Republic of Latvia. The sole shareholder is the Republic of Latvia. The shareholder of the state stock company is the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Latvia. 

RIGA International Airport is the largest international aviation company in the Baltic’s and the main air traffic centre in this region offering regular passenger, cargo and postal delivery to the cities of Europe and world. The RIGA International Airport renders both aviation (airplane, passenger and cargo attendance) and non-aviation services (lease, parking spaces, VIP centre services, etc.). It attends both national and international airlines becoming one of the few European airports that attends both full service and low costs airlines.


Airport Location and Contact

Country

Latvia

Province or District

Riga

Nearest Town or City
with Distance from Airport

TOWN NAME: Riga

DISTANCE (km) : 5.4 K.M

Airport’s Complete Name

RIGA International Airport

Latitude

56.92361111

Longitude

23.97111111

Elevation (ft and m)

36 Feet

IATA Code

 RIX 

ICAO Code

EVRA

Managing Company or Airport Authority

SJSC Riga International Aitport

Management Contact Person

Līga Kaģe,

Assistant to Chairman of the Board

T: (+371) 6 7207 135

F: (+371) 6 7211 767

Email: office@riga-airport.com

Open From (hours)

24 h/7

Open To (hours)

24 h/7


Airport Picture

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

 

RIX GH Services

 

RIX Ground Handling (or RIX GH) is an operational department of SJSC "RIGA  International Airport" offering full ground handling services for all airlines at Riga International Airport. We are capable of serving all sizes of passenger and cargo aircraft, including
    • scheduled and chartered passenger flights
    • regular and chartered cargo flights
    • ad-hoc private and business aviation flights.

 

All our operations are performed according to three main principles of RIX GH – safety, efficiency and punctuality.  As an ISO 9001 / ISO 14001 certified ground handler, we continuously incorporate the highest EU and international aviation industry safety standards into our ground handling processes to meet and exceed airline requirements. Our highly trained staff will always make sure to match ground handling processes with our airline customers’ needs in the ever changing and demanding air transport market.

 

RIX GH provides full range of services to passenger and cargo flights including the following:
    • full aircraft handling
    • administrative services and flight supervision 
    • dedicated turnaround coordinator for each flight
    • passenger services and baggage handling
    • airside cargo handling
    • preparation of loading documents.


 

RIX GH Services

Contacts:

 

GSM: (+371)29233017

 

          (+371)67207136

 

VHF freq: 121.775, Riga handling/ 118.8, Riga ground

 


For more information on airport contacts, please see the following link: 4.5 Airport Companies Contact List  

Information on some aviation service providers can be found at: http://www.azfreight.com/

Passenger and Cargo Performance Indicator

Performance for 2016


Per Year

Per Month

Per Day

Total Aircraft Movements

68061

5671

189

Total Passengers

5400243

450020

15000

Total Capacity of the Airport (MT)




Current Activity of the Airport (MT)

19760

1646.6

54.8

Current use by Humanitarian Flights (UNHAS)

N/A




Runways 

Runway #18

Runway Dimensions

8366 ft x 148 ft (2550 m x 45 m)

Orientation

185.0

Surface

Asphalt



Runway #36

Runway Dimensions

10499 ft x 148 ft (3200 m x 45 m)

Orientation

005.0

Surface

Asphalt

http://worldaerodata.com/wad.cgi?runway=LG4251936


Helicopter Pad(s)

Helipad #1

Present

Under constriction

Largest Helicopter that can Land


Width and Length (m)


Surface


 

Helipad #2

Present

Yes / No

Largest Helicopter That Can Land


Width and Length (m)


Surface


 

Airport Infrastructure Details 

Customs

Yes

JET A-1 fuel

Yes

Immigration

Yes

AVGAS 100

Yes

Terminal Building

Yes

Single Point Refueling

Yes

Passenger Terminal

Yes

Air Starter Units

Yes

Cargo terminal

Yes

Ground Power (mobile)

Yes

Pax Transport to Airfield

Yes

Ground Handling Services

Yes

Control Tower

Yes

Latrine Servicing

Yes

Weather Facilities

Yes

Fire Fighting Category (ICAO)

Yes

Catering Services

Yes

De-icing Equipment

Yes

Base Operating Room

Yes

Parking Ramp Lighting

Yes

Airport Radar

Yes

Approach & Runway Lights

Yes

NDB

Yes

VOR

Yes

ILS

Yes



 

Airport Operating Details

Operating Details

Storage Area (m3 and MT)

Aviation Cargo Transit Services (ACTS)

  • Warehousing, including cold storage for 100 tonnes of cargo
  • Warehouse: 2000 sq.m.
  • Office building 2500 sq.m.
  • Customs outdoor area 7120 sq.m.
  • Maximum cargo capacity 100 000 tons/year

Global Ground, Baltic Cargo Centre

  • Warehause 1600 sq.m. (incl. cold storage 30 cub.m. and offices 450 sq.m.)
  • Maximum cargo capacity 15 000 tons/year

AG Handling

  • 4 rooms (total 56 sq.m.) for temperature-sensitive goods(-18C or +8C)
  • 12sq.m. strong room for valuable goods
  • 12 sq.m. strong room for firearms
  • 8 sq.m. dangerous goods room
  • 4 sq.m. radioactive material storage room

KOLL

  • Warehause 900 sq.m.
  • Office space 120 sq.m.
  • Maximum cargo capacity 156 000 tons/year
  • Temperature control rooms 25 sq.m.
  • Cold Storage 35 sq.m.

Handling Equipment

Elevators / Hi Loaders

Yes

Max Capacity (MT)


Max Height

(m)


Loading Ramps

Yes

Other Comments

Facilities

 Aviation Cargo Transit Services (ACTS)

ACTS was established in 2005 by a group of professionals with over 15 years of experience in handling services of civil and cargo aircrafts. The company operates its own air cargo handling customs warehouse and a 4-storey office building, just 100 m away from the cargo aircraft parking aprons.

  • Air cargo handling services for all cargo categories (consolidation, breakdown, packing, x-ray, documentation)
  • Perishable center (vacuum cooler, temperature-controlled sorting area and storage)
  • In-house cargo clearance: customs clearance, phytosanitary inspection, food and veterinary service
  • Warehousing, including cold storage for 100 tonnes of cargo
  • Warehouse: 2000 sq.m.
  • Office building 2500 sq.m.
  • Customs outdoor area 7120 sq.m.
  • Maximum cargo capacity 100 000 tons/year
     

Contacts:
T: +371 67930201
E: info@cargorix.com

Global Ground, Baltic Cargo Centre

Since 2001 Baltic Cargo Centre provides cargo handling service 24 hours a day to airlines and forwarding agents, offering customers reliable, safe and professional service.

  • Baltic Cargo Centre  offers complete package of cargo and mail ground handling including security check
  • Warehause 1600 sq.m. (incl. cold storage 30 cub.m. and offices 450 sq.m.)
  • Maximum cargo capacity 15 000 tons/year

Contacts:
T: +371 67 207 345
E: olegs@bkcentrs

 

AG Handling

AG Handling established in 2007 as a cargp terminal operator at RIGA International Airport with mission to be most advanced cargo terminal at RIGA International Airport.

  • Shelving system with available 600 EuroPallet positions
  • 4 rooms (total 56 sq.m.) for temperature-sensitive goods(-18C or +8C)
  • 12sq.m. strong room for valuable goods
  • 12 sq.m. strong room for firearms
  • 8 sq.m. dangerous goods room
  • 4 sq.m. radioactive material storage room
  • Handling specialised cargo products(dangerous, temperature-sensitive and valuable cargo)
  • Documentation for import, export, transfer/Transit cargo
  • Security screening
  • ULD handling
  • Inbound and outbound truck (RFS) handling and document preparation
  • Collection of "Charges Collect" as shown on Air Waybill
  • Ramp supervisor services
  • Transfer of shipment between cargo terminals
  • Customs-bonded warehouse

Contacts
T: +371 67 009 133
E: cargo@aghandling.lv


KOLL

  • Warehause 900 sq.m.
  • Office space 120 sq.m.
  • Maximum cargo capacity 156 000 tons/year
  • High and low loaders, roller beds, fork lifts
  • Temperature control rooms 25 sq.m.
  • Cold Storage 35 sq.m.

Contacts:
T: +371 29 209 030 
E: koll@koll.riga.lvkoll@koll.riga.lv



Customs Guidance

 

Movement of goods and cash 

When travelling in the EU territory

 

When travelling to the European Union (EU) member states, there are no restrictions on transportation of purchased or carried goods, provided that such goods are intended for personal use and not for sale. However, it should be taken into account that there are certain product groups listed in the regulatory acts to which specific imports restrictions in terms of transportation and quantity are applied, such as tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, coffee etc. 

In the laws and regulations additional restrictions are applied to some EU territories regarding transportation of excise goods in personal baggage.

If the quantity of excise goods transported from one EU member state to another exceeds the official limit, at border crossing the goods must be declared and the excise tax paid to the state revenue service for the excess quantity of goods. 

The following limits are determined for the goods subject to excise duty that have been purchased in an EU Member State for personal use with all taxes being paid in the respective state and taken to Latvia or another EU Member State:

 

  • Tobacco products:
     • 800 cigarettes;
    • 400 cigarillos (cigars weighing not more than  3 grams each);
    • 200 cigars;
    • 1 kilogram of smoking tobacco;

  •  Alcoholic beverages: 
    • 110 litres of beer;
    • 90 litres of wine (including a maximum of  60 litres of sparkling wine) or other fermented beverages;
    • 20 litres  of intermediate products (medium-strong beverages);
    • 10 litres of other alcoholic beverages (strong beverages);
     
  •  Coffee: 
    • 10 kilograms;
     
  •  Non-alcoholic beverages: 
    • 110 litres.

 

As regards tobacco products, EU countries may limit the number of cigarettes you can bring with you from certain other EU countries, which do not yet charge the minimum level of excise duty under Council Directive 2011/64/EU of 21 June 2011 on the structure and rates of excise duty applied to manufactured tobacco. This limit cannot be lower than 300 cigarettes. Currently, Austria, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Slovenia and Sweden apply this lower limit for travellers coming from Bulgaria, Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania and Hungary. (Updated information is available on the homepage of the European Commission Director-General for Taxation and Customs: http://ec.europa.eu/taxation_customs/common/travellers/within_eu/index_en.htm

 

 

When travelling outside the EU territory 

When arriving by air in the EU from a non-member state of the EU, no customs duty or VAT tax is charged on the traveller’s luggage if its total value does not exceed 430 Euro per person. Children under 15 years of age can bring goods for personal use at the value not exceeding 285 Euro.

Personal luggage means new, unused goods intended for the traveller’s or his/her family members’ personal use or as gifts unless the type and quantity of such goods testify to their import for commercial purposes. The traveller’s own clothes, toiletries and other used items are not considered personal luggage. 

When travelling by air, a person may bring for personal use:

• 200 cigarettes or 
• 100 cigarillos (cigars weighing not more than  3 grams each), or 
• 50 cigars, or 
• 250 grams of smoking tobacco, or 
• Tobacco products in any combination provided that the percentage applied to individually determined quantities in total does not exceed 100 per cent. 

Alcoholic beverages:

• 1 litre of distilled beverages and alcohol, provided that the alcohol content exceeds  22%; non-methylated ethyl spirits with alcohol content of 80% and more, or 
• 2 litres of distilled beverages, alcohol and wine- or alcohol-based aperitifs with alcohol content not exceeding 22%; sparkling wine, dessert (liqueur) wine; 
• Above-mentioned alcoholic beverages in any combination, provided that the percentage applied to individually determined quantities in total does not exceed 100 per cent; 
• 4 litres of non-sparkling (still) wines; 
• 16 litres of beer. 

Persons under 18 years of age are not granted relief from import duty payment for tobacco products and alcohol carried into the country.
Non-alcoholic drinks and coffee, observing the value limits for movement of goods. When bringing non-alcoholic beverages and coffee from third countries, such as Russia or Belarus, the approved quantity limits for food products must be observed - in personal luggage for non-commercial purposes such food products can be brought in that do not contain the products of animal origin, provided that their total weight do not  exceed 10 kg.
   

Declaring cash 

Crossing the State border of the Republic of Latvia (both on arrival and departure) in places, which are also external border of the European Union, any natural person must declare cash if it is equivalent to or exceeds 10 000 euro, submitting a written declaration of the cash. The declaration forms are available free of charge from a competent authority at the border crossing point, as well as on State Revenue Service (SRS) homepage in Latvian, Russian or English. Declared cash is recalculated in euro using the currency exchange rate (in lats) set by the Bank of Latvia on the day of border crossing.
Additional information about declaring cash is available on SRS homepage.

 

"Traveller’s ABC"

Get more information on goods allowed for transportation in a baggage, not paying import duties, in the booklet "Traveller’s ABC" issued by the State Revenue Service (SRS): https://www.vid.gov.lv/default.aspx?tabid=11&id=87&hl=1 

You can get additional information on the conditions for movement of goods on SRS website www.vid.gov.lv  and by calling to SRS informative phone 67120000 (select the option "Customs")

Information regarding transportation of food products for personal use is available on the website of the Sanitary Border Inspection of the Food and Veterinary Service www.pvd.gov.lv .

 

Customs:  T: +371 67 207 108

 

For more information on customs in Latvia, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information  

Storage Facilities 

Aviation Cargo Transit Services (ACTS)

  • Warehousing, including cold storage for 100 tonnes of cargo

  • Warehouse: 2000 sq.m.

  • Office building 2500 sq.m.

  • Customs outdoor area 7120 sq.m.

  • Maximum cargo capacity 100 000 tons/year

 

Contacts:
T: +371 67930201
E: info@cargorix.com


Global Ground, Baltic Cargo Centre 

  • Warehause 1600 sq.m. (incl. cold storage 30 cub.m. and offices 450 sq.m.)

  • Maximum cargo capacity 15 000 tons/year

 

Contacts:
T: +371 67 207 345
E: olegs@bkcentrs


 

AG Handling

  • 4 rooms (total 56 sq.m.) for temperature-sensitive goods(-18C or +8C)

  • 12sq.m. strong room for valuable goods

  • 12 sq.m. strong room for firearms

  • 8 sq.m. dangerous goods room

  • 4 sq.m. radioactive material storage room

 

Contacts
T: +371 67 009 133
E: cargo@aghandling.lv

 

 

KOLL

  • Warehause 900 sq.m.

  • Office space 120 sq.m.

  • Maximum cargo capacity 156 000 tons/year

  • Temperature control rooms 25 sq.m.

  • Cold Storage 35 sq.m.

 

Contacts:
T: +371 29 209 030 
E: koll@koll.riga.lvkoll@koll.riga.lv

   

Airfield Costs

Fuel Services Charges 


Price per Litre USD - $

Jet A-1

1.83

Avgas

2.90

 

Cargo Terminal Charges

 http://www.riga-airport.com/en/main/b2b/aviation/airlines/airport-charges 

 

 

Security 

In order to attain high-level security throughout the EU, common rules and standards are adopted for screening of passengers, carry-on and hold baggage, and aircraft security control. Common EU regulation is adopted with regards to dangerous goods that must not be checked in. 

Sandis Stabiņš
Director 

 

Inta Smildziņa
Deputy Director 
T: (+371) 6 7207 371
F: (+371) 6 7211 767
i.smildzina@riga-airport.com

 

Armīns Vāverīte
Head of Guard Unit
T: (+371) 6 7207 482
F: (+371) 6 7211 767
a.vaverite@riga-airport.com

 

Kārlis Dombrovskis
Head of Aviation Security Unit
T: (+371) 6 7060 430
F: (+371) 6 7211 767
k.dombrovskis@riga-airport.com

 

Roberts Buks
Rescue and Firefighting service Chief
T: (+371) 6 7207 751
F: (+371) 6 7211 767
r.buks@riga-airport.com

 

Nauris Klauža
Emergency Situations management
T: (+371) 6 7207 081
F: (+371) 6 7668 260
n.klauza@riga-airport.com