Tuesday, January 10, 2006


With apologies to my Irish Friends - this is not the kind of news I wish to start the week with - Could it be Latvians in Ireland coming home - or is this simply wishful thinking - published yesterday in Latvian News

Over 20,000 tickets booked for "Ryanair's" new Riga-Dublin flightsRIGA, Jan 9 (LETA) - Over 20,000 flight tickets have already been booked for the Irish low-fare airline "Ryanair's" new flights from Riga to Dublin, that were launched today, LETA was informed by the airline's deputy manager in the Nordic and Baltic regions Karl Hogstadius."Rynair" says the huge demand for flight tickets has exceeded the company's best hopes.

It has been estimated that over 110,000 passengers would use the new route this year.A new "Boeing 737-800" with 189 seats will perform the flights on a daily basis. Planes from Dublin will arrive in Riga at 4:35 p.m. and leave Riga for Dublin at 5 p.m., as informed Hogstadius."Ryanair" launched the operations in Riga on October 31, 2004, the airline presently operates flights from Riga to London and Liverpool, as well as to Tampere, Stockholm and Frankfurt.


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