airBaltic Announces A New Cargo Hub in Riga

airBaltic Announces A New Cargo Hub in Riga
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James Field - Editor in Chief 2 Min Read
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Latvian carrier airBaltic has this week announced that construction of the Baltic Cargo Hub in Riga Airport has begun.

This is through a partnership with UPB Nams, where the airline will help the company build the new facility.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

airBaltic Announces A New Cargo Hub in Riga…

airBaltic Announces A New Cargo Hub in Riga
Photo Credit: airBaltic.


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Spanning an area of 6 895 m², the hub will dedicate approximately 5 000 m² to cargo handling facilities and around 2 000 m² for office spaces.

The project advocates for a sustainably built environment, as verified by BREEAM certification.

Martin Gauss, President and CEO of airBaltic had this to say on the new cargo hub being built in Riga:

“In 2023, airBaltic delivered over 9 400 tonnes of cargo and mail, maintaining its status as the largest air cargo and mail carrier at RIX Riga Airport to date.”

“However, our existing cargo hangar, fundamental for our operations, will soon be replaced by the Rail Baltica railway track.”

“The upcoming Baltic Cargo Hub will significantly increase our handling capacity at Riga hub, allowing to handle up to 45 000 tonnes of cargo annually.”

“This development will not only boost the airport’s cargo volume, but also bring substantial benefits for airBaltic.”

“Overall, this project represents a significant milestone for our airline and Latvia’s aviation sector, setting a new standard in air cargo handling and logistics in the region.”

All eyes will be on how construction goes, as well as opening day, where we will no doubt see the full potential of this new cargo hub in Riga grow.

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