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Latvia is a republic in north-eastern Europe, bordered on the north by Estonia and the Gulf of RÓga, an inlet of the Baltic Sea; on the east by Russia; on the south by Belarus and Lithuania; and on the west by the Baltic Sea. Latvia is one of the Baltic states, along with Lithuania and Estonia. RÓga is the capital and largest city, as well as the chief port. Latvia is situated on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea. Ethnic Latvians constitute a slight majority of the population, while Russians represent the largest minority group. Many of the Russians or their ancestors settled in Latvia after the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) annexed the republic in 1940. Latvia was a republic of the USSR until 1991, when it regained its independence. In 1993 the country held its first post-Soviet democratic elections. Since the early 1990s, Latvians have been working to transform the country's centralized, Soviet-developed economy into one based on the principles of the free market

Latest updates

Country aircraft registration code = YL

24 Oct 2014

Primera Air Nordic - status changed to 'Active' as airline commenced scheduled operations on 10Oct2014, using it's sole aircraft, a B737-800 update

20 Jun 2014

Alpha Express Airlines - status changed to 'Inactive' as it's only aircraft has been returned to Lessor update

14 Jun 2014

Concors Latvian Air Service - status changed to 'Inactive', it operated regional and international charter flights out of Riga between 1995 and 2005 update

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline

airBaltic   

Status : Active

Dates :

1995 - date
Airline Code : BT : BTI
Genealogy : airBaltic
Comments : airBaltic was established on 28Aug1995 & operations started on 01Oct1995

Alpha Express Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2013 - 2014
Airline Code : -- : APZ
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Alpha Express Airlines was established on 01Mar2012 & operations started 25Feb2013. Charter carrier out of Riga Airport

Baltic European   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Baltic Express Line (BEL)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993* - 2002
Airline Code : LT : LTB
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Baltic International Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1995 - 1995
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >AirBaltic
Comments : No further information at this time

Baltija Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Concors Latvian Air Service (Aircompany)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995 - 2005
Airline Code : -- : COS
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Inversija   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991 - 2012
Airline Code : -- : INV
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Konkors   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

KS Avia   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

LAT-ALAK Aerotaxi   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Latavio Latvian Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991* - 1995
Airline Code : BT : BTI
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Latcharter (Lat Charter)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1993 - 2008
Airline Code : 6Y : LTC
Genealogy : Latcharter >SmartLynx
Comments : SmartLynx was formed as Latcharter in 1993 & operations started on 30Jun1993. Renamed on 25Sep2008

Latpass Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995* - 2004
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Latpass Airlines was formed in 1995

Liana Air Company   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998* - 2001*
Airline Code : -- : NSG
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Primera Air Nordic   

Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Primera Air Nordic commenced scheduled operations using its sole aircraft, a B.737-800 on 10Oct2014

RAF Avia   

Status : Active

Dates :

1991 - date
Airline Code : -- : MTL
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : RAF Avia was set up as the 1st private airline in Latvia, initially flying spare parts & supply for the RAF Minibus production plant in Latvia. Operations started on 30Jun1991

RiAir   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1995 - 2000*
Airline Code : CV : RIG
Genealogy : Riga Airlines >RiAir >Riga Airlines
Comments : No further information at this time

Riga Aero Club (Aero-Navigacijas Instituts)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1997* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Riga Airlines (i)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1994 - 1995
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Riga Airlines >RiAir >Riga Airlines
Comments : Riga Airlines was formed as the original Riga Airlines in 1995

Riga Airlines (ii)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2000* - 2000
Airline Code : CV : RIG
Genealogy : Riga Airlines >RiAir >Riga Airlines
Comments : Riga Airlines was formed as the original Riga Airlines in 1995

SmartLynx   

Status : Active

Dates :

2008 - date
Airline Code : 6Y : LTC
Genealogy : Latcharter >SmartLynx
Comments : SmartLynx was formed as Latcharter in 1993 & operations started on 30Jun1993. Renamed on 25Sep2008

Transeast Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993 - 2001
Airline Code : T4 : TRL
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Transeast Airlines was founded in 1992 (International scheduled services from Riga across the Baltic to Denmark and Sweden.)
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