Latvian airline airBaltic will begin domestic flights linking Riga and Liepaja on May 16th, 2017.
The new route will open up the city on the Baltic coast, Liepaja, for visitors from 60 airBaltic destinations in Europe, Scandinavia, the Middle East and the CIS.
Martin Gauss, chief executive at airBaltic, said: “Aviation sector supports up to three per cent of the national economy, and two per cent of the jobs.
“For the regional economies of eastern Latvia and Lithuania, our new Liepaja service is vital, and complements the existing Palanga operation.
“The route will provide a new travel option between Riga and Liepaja, as well as offer convenient connections for travellers from airBaltic’s 60 destinations.”
airBaltic will fly from Riga to Liepaja three flights weekly.
Passengers will board a Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft for a flight that will last 40 minutes.
Uldis Sesks, the chairman of the Liepaja City Council, added: “Since the commencement of Liepaja Airport reconstruction, the resumption of regular flights has been a highly anticipated event for the residents of the city, especially entrepreneurs.
“This event clearly marks Liepaja as a solid and significant national and international destination for visitors, while facilitating the economic development of the city, providing more opportunities for the organisation of international conferences, world-class concerts, sporting events, as well as benefiting medical tourism, health resorts and, of course, many might rediscover Liepaja as a place where to live and work.”