Posts tagged as Ryanair

Transcript Between Belarus ATC & Ryanair Pilots published

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Over the weekend a Ryanair flight between Greece and Lithuania was diverted to Belarus in order for a journalist to be arrested. Belarus claimed to have received a bomb threat about this flight, blaming the diversion on that. However, it’s pretty clear that the government of Belarus essentially hijacked the flight in order to arrest an enemy. Belarus has received a huge amount of backlash from the international community for…

airBaltic bypassing Belarusian airspace

Monday, May 24, 2021

Latvian airline company airBaltic has started to bypass Belarusian airspace after a Ryanair flight was forced to land in Minsk on Sunday. In a statement published on social media on Monday, the company said: “airBaltic decided to avoid entering Belarus airspace until the situation becomes clearer or a decision is issued by the authorities.” Flights to Ukraine and Georgia on Sunday avoided flying through Belarusian airspace on the advice of…

Rīga airport passenger number down 87% in first four months of 2021

Monday, May 24, 2021

From January to April 2021, 162,908 passengers were serviced at Riga International Airport. Compared to the same period last year, passenger numbers have fallen by 87%, according to data on airport performance published May 24. A positive trend was observed in the number of passengers served in April: a total of 55,181 passengers were served at the airport this month, a total of nearly 66% more than in March, when the airport served…

Ryanair Announces New Base In Riga, Latvia

Monday, May 3, 2021

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has announced the launch of a new base in Latvian capital Riga. The new base will be active as of October 2021 and will bring 2 based Boeing 737-800 and 16 new international routes to European destinations that will have a connection to Riga and Latvia. The new connections will include three new destinations in Italy (Rome Ciampino, Palermo and Venice Treviso), two in Poland (Warsaw…

More transit passengers at Riga International Airport in July

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Gradually increasing the frequency of flights, passenger numbers serviced at Riga International Airport reached 23% of last year’s volume in July. The number of transit and transfer passengers is also growing, the airport said August 5. In July, 187.4 thousand passengers were serviced at the airport, which is about 132 thousand travelers more than a month earlier. Overall, compared to last year, the number of passengers served at Riga airport…

Ryanair restarts flights from Rīga

Monday, June 29, 2020

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair restarted flights from Rīga International Airport June 28 with a flight to Vienna, Austria, the airport announced. The airline also plans to launch flights to other destinations in the near future – London, Berlin, Dublin, Milan, Brussels, Manchester, Edinburgh, East Midlands and Paphos – though full details remain to be announced. It should be possible to travel to more than 30 destinations from Riga Airport this week, with the flights provided by…

Lithuania allows flights to 6 countries, including Italy

Thursday, June 11, 2020

The Lithuanian government gave the nod to resuming direct regular flights to six more countries: Cyprus, Greece, Croatia, Italy, Spain and Ireland. The foreign minister said Wizz Air, Ryanair and Air Baltic had asked for permission to relaunch more flights to and from Lithuania. “Cyprus will reopen to unrestricted travel by Lithuanian citizens from June 20. Wizz Air would fly to Larnaca from Vilnius and Ryanair would fly to Paphos…

Ryanair cabin crew ‘forced to sleep on airport floor’

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Ryanair has hit back at a ‘staged’ photo circulating on social media of cabin crew employees ‘sleeping’ on the floor of an airport office. Around 24 Ryanair staff are said to have spent the night on the floor of Malaga Airport on Saturday without food or drink, according to a cabin crew union. The picture shows six members of staff curled up and lying on the carpet next to printers, some…