Riga International Airport (RIX) is a key hub for air transportation in the Baltic region and home of Latvian flag carrier airBaltic. The airport is conveniently located approximately 6 miles west of the city center. Prior to the pandemic, RIX served nearly 8 million annual travelers.
I have compiled a list of airlines providing scheduled passenger service at Riga Airport for you here. Please check with your airline for the most up-to-date information on terminal and gate assignments.
- airBaltic, Finnair, Israir, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Ryanair, SunExpress, Transavia, Turkish Airlines, Uzbekistan Airways, Wizz Air
Disability assistance services should be requested prior to travel and through your airline. Consult this list of wheelchair assistance contacts at major airlines. If you are traveling with a personal wheelchair, it is possible to gate-check the device, whether it is manual or powered. Passengers arriving to the airport who have a wheelchair stored in cargo should be reconnected with their mobility equipment inside the AmbuLift.
The airport has a single terminal, with two piers (B and C) featuring jet bridges. Some aircraft are parked at remote stands, with transportation and boarding for wheelchair users provided via an AmbuLift. The terminal has undergone multiple renovations and expansions and has the features one would expect of a modern airport.
The airport is connected to downtown Riga via the city bus (route 22), which stops outside of the airport’s arrivals hall — it is a short walk to the pick-up point. The city bus provides wheelchair accessible transportation to downtown Riga in about 30 minutes.
For more information about the airport, visit the Riga Airport website.