airBaltic and Riga Airport have signed a land reservation settlement for constructing a brand new Baltic cargo hub.
The brand new facility would be the largest devoted air cargo dealing with hanger within the area.
Martin Gauss, chief govt of airBaltic, mentioned: “For years airBaltic Cargo has offered important mail and cargo shipments to and from Latvia, utilizing the prevailing hangar.
“Nevertheless, the hangar can be demolished to make room for the Rail Baltica observe.
“The brand new Baltic Cargo Hub will allow the corporate to deal with greater than 30 000 tonnes of cargo every year.”
airBaltic was the winner of a young for the hire of land and building of multimodal logistics centre issued by Riga Airport in November.
In line with preliminary plans, the deliberate dimension of the Baltic Cargo Hub is 6000 metres sq..
It’s at the moment deliberate to start building in late 2022 and end the hangar by early 2024.
The mission can be financed by way of banks and operated by Baltijas Kravu centrs SIA – cargo dealing with subsidiary of airBaltic.
Chairperson of the board of Riga Airport, Laila Odiņa, mentioned: “I’m happy that we will work with the nationwide airline within the improvement of the airport’s air cargo centre RIX Cargo Metropolis.
“The amount of stomach cargo varieties a major a part of cargo carriage at Riga Airport, and airBaltic is the most important service of this sort of cargo.
“The development of a brand new cargo dealing with centre will assist enhance the amount of cargo dealt with at Riga Airport and can profit each the Airport and airBaltic.”