Riga Airport is a leader in air cargo transportation in the Baltics, offering multimodal logistics solutions, quality service and favorable cooperation conditions. The geographical location of Riga is excellent for the flow of goods between east and west.
In 2021, the air cargo segment of Riga Airport experienced stable growth. Cargo transportation to and from Riga Airport was not only increased by the existing carriers, but due to the rapid growth of e-commerce as well as pandemic, a new air cargo connection have been established between Riga and Hong Kong.
Back in 2021, DHL completed the establishment of its regional consignment center at the airport, while an agreement was reached with the national airline “airBaltic” to establish a new cargo center on the territory of Riga Airport.
Continuing to work on the initiated development projects and attracting additional investments in the air cargo handling infrastructure, the goal of Riga Airport is to strengthen its position as the regional aviation cargo handling center.
Riga Airport's operating strategy until 2027 "Skrejceļš 2027" envisages development of the airport business city "RIX Airport City" concept with hotels, office centers, logistics, aviation cargo and e-commerce warehouses, including further development of the cargo segment and the creation of "RIX Cargo City ”as a modern and industry-leading aviation cargo handling center. It is expected to reach 48,500 tonnes of air cargo per year by 2027.
The total volume of air cargo handled at Riga Airport in 2021 reached 27.9 thousand tons which is 20% more than in 2020 and 2% more than in 2019.