Construction work is underway to expand the terminal building at Riga International Airport, Latvia (IATA: RIX). The airport, which has a theoretical capacity of 3.5 million passengers per year, is already handling approximately 4.7 million per annum. The project will expand the facility’s non-Schengen area and provide four additional boarding sectors, to reduce overcrowding and enhance the passenger experience.
The construction work is being carried out by Skonto Būve Ltd under the supervision of Būvalts PMG. The design was provided by Arhis Arhitekti Ltd.
The airport says it hopes the expansion will enable it to attract new airlines to Riga International Airport, and enable it to expand existing activity.
According to the airport’s current calculations, it expects to exceed 5 million passengers per year not later than 2017.
The expansion project was funded with the help of Pohjola Bank PLC.