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Brussels expands European network with Riga

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 At the end of October Brussels Airlines will start flights between Brussels Airport and Riga. The capital of Latvia will be connected to the European capital with 6 flights per week.

With Riga, Brussels Airlines adds one of the most attractive North European cities to its network. Thanks to its impressive Art Nouveau / Jugendstil architecture, Hanzestad history and booming cultural life, Riga is a fast-growing tourist destination that attracts more city trippers every year. As the capital of Latvia, Riga is also the economic and political heart of the country and one of the main hubs of the Baltic region. Latvia takes over the European presidency next year, which will significantly increase market demand for direct flights to and from the European capital.

Brussels Airlines will operate six weekly flights to Riga International Airport, all in the afternoon. The flight schedule offers excellent connection possibilities with other Brussels Airlines destinations, including Rome, Barcelona, Birmingham, Lyon, Manchester and Hamburg.

The flights will be operated in collaboration with codeshare partner Air Baltic.

Flight schedule (in local times) Brussels (BRU) – Riga (RIX)

Flight Number Flight Days Departure Arrival
Daily except
13:50 17:30
Daily except
18:05 19:55

“We are very happy to add this important European city that was still missing in our network, to our growing flight offer. With Latvia we now connect a second Baltic state to Brussels Airport and to the European capital, after we started flying to Lithuania a few years ago. This investment in a scheduled connection with Latvia, a country that is preparing for the EU presidency, also illustrates that Brussels Airlines fully assumes its role as the main carrier of the European capital.” -- Bernard Gustin, Brussels Airlines CEO.