Riga International Airport aims to double its numbers and handle 10 million people a year in 10 to 20 years, the airport’s director for aviation services and business development Liene Freivalde said on Latvian public radio Wednesday.

In recent years, passenger traffic at the Baltic states’ largest airport has been growing by two to four percent annually, mostly due to transit passengers, Freivalde said.

In 2016, Riga Airport handled 5.4 million passengers, up four percent from a year before.

Over the next five years, the airport expects the annual number of passengers to grow by another million to more than six million in 2022.

On Wednesday, Riga Airport greeted its 60 millionth passenger since the restoration of Latvia’s independence. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh