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Statistics: Flight numbers 44% lower in August than before pandemic

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The EU statistics agency reported that the scale of the drop in commercial aviation activity in Latvia and the rest of the European Union is made clear by new data and graphics from Eurostat. To prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries around the world have taken a variety of restrictive measures since the beginning of 2020. Due to these restrictions, the air transport industry suffered a severe blow.…

Small incomes got even smaller last year

Monday, September 13, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought many challenges, one being inequality in society. The people with low incomes have been affected more than the wealthy, according to EURANET PLUS report on September 13. The overall figures for 2020 show that the impact of the pandemic on the economy and on the labor market has not been as high as many were concerned at the beginning. Many sectors of the economy found a way…

Covid-19 becoming a pandemic of unvaccinated people – Kariņš

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Covid-19 is currently threatening to become a pandemic of unvaccinated people in Latvia, so a regulation should be developed to promote vaccination against the virus, Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš (New Unity) said in an interview with Latvian Television this morning, the LETA newswire reported. In his opinion, in order for Latvia to be able to achieve at least 70 percent vaccination coverage, thus creating a stable herd immunity, a new regulation is…

Gambling revenue decreased by 26%

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Gambling revenue decreased by 26% in the first half of 2021 due to the constraints of the pandemic. According to the Ministry of Finance, €7 million was collected in the first half of the year, which is almost €16 million less than expected. In Latvia, gambling is currently organized by 17 merchants, 10 of whom operate in gaming halls and casinos, while 13 work online. More than 2,900 workers are employed…

More than 150,000 passengers went through Tallinn Airport in July

Monday, August 2, 2021

The airport’s commercial manager Eero Pärgmäe reported, that more than 150,000 passengers went through Tallinn Airport in July, a coronavirus pandemic record, but it still half of the traffic before the virus took over international travel last year. People heading for flights in Tallinn recently can see a more lively airport. The airport’s commercial manager Eero Pärgmäe said they have done well in July. Most of the travelers are Estonian,…

Construction continues to battle with supply issues brought on by pandemic

Thursday, July 22, 2021

The effects of the pandemic have made their effects known within the construction sector and related industries, ERR reports, though not always in ways envisaged. Prices internationally of materials like timber have tripled since May, for instance, though in the US they have started to fall again. At the same time, construction projects are ongoing, leading to supply problems and exacerbating inflation, though potentially mitigated both by utilizing domestically-produced materials…

Taxi services short of drivers in Latvia

Thursday, July 22, 2021

In the winter months, taxi supply exceeded demand, but now that the demand has increased, there are no taxi drivers. The pandemic is only one of the reasons why drivers are looking for jobs in other sectors, Latvian Television reported July 22. More than a thousand taxi drivers have quit since last summer. The Road Transport Directorate considers that there are three reasons for this: new requirements on the part of…

How the Covid “Pandemic” was orchestrated

Monday, July 19, 2021

The virus is real. It is a danger to people with poor immune systems and to those with co-morbidities. People of any age could have impaired immune systems and serious illnesses. However, immune and health problems are more associated with the elderly as they have had a lifetime to engage in bad habits and non-healthy living. The vast majority of those whose deaths were attributed to Covid had co-morbidities. Even…

Tax take rises nearly 15 percent in April 2021 compared with previous year

Friday, June 11, 2021

Tax take for April stood at €670.8, a 14.9 percent rise on year, the Tax and Customs Board (MTA) says, with growth mainly fueled by the low starting point, given that April 2020 was the first full month to follow the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic. VAT receipts January to April 2021 came to €804 million, 19 percent more than in the same period in 2020, though even 5.9 percent…

Tallinn Airport summer destinations little over half pre-pandemic figure

Friday, June 11, 2021

From this summer, direct flights from Tallinn Airport will travel to twenty-six international destinations, in twenty countries, as travel restrictions start to at least partly lift. This is still little more than half the total for summer 2019, however, when forty destinations were on the agenda. At present, flights travel to 22 international destinations, with four more to come soon, Tallinn Airport says. The airport’s commercial manager, Eero Pärgmäe, told…