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Number of flights handled by Latvian air traffic controller LGS up 8.7% in 2018

RIGA - Latvian air traffic controller Latvijas Gaisa Satiksme (LGS), which is responsible for managing air traffic in Latvia, handled 292,475 flights in 2018, which is a growth by 8.7 percent against 2017, the company said.

Last year, LGS handled 83,228 flights to and from Riga, up 11.6 percent year-on-year, and 209,247 transit flights, up 7.6 percent against the 12 months of 2017.

In December 2018, LGS handled 21,654 flights, up 8.4 percent against the same month last year, including 6,321 flights to and from Riga, up 4.3 percent, and 15,333 transit flights, up 10.1 percent year-on-year.

The number of flights handled in 2017 rose by 8.9 percent against 2016 to 268,967. The 2017 total includes 74,534 flights to and from Riga, up 9.9 percent year-on-year, as well as 194,433 transit flights at an 8.5 percent growth from 2016.

LGS is a fully state-owned company providing air navigation services to air space users.

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