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Wizz Air, the largest low fare – low cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe commenced flights from Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LJLA) to Riga, the capital city of Latvia last Friday evening (24th April).

Celebrations with passengers and airline staff took place ahead of the first departure, with airport staff presenting Wizz Air cabin crew with a special celebratory cake in the shape of a Wizz Air aircraft.

The new flights between Liverpool and Riga now operate twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays and this new destination becomes Wizz Air’s third route to be served from Liverpool.

Wizz Air commenced operations from LJLA in late 2004 operating flights to the Polish capital of Warsaw and the Baltic coastal city of Gdansk, also in Poland and has recently increased its capacity on both these routes with a third weekly flight to each.

With a rich cultural and historical heritage, Riga is already proving popular as a value for money, city break destination for travellers who are on the lookout for new locations to explore. Like Liverpool in 2008, Riga was the 2014 European Capital of Culture and the new service is ideal for passengers looking to get away for a weekend break with the convenience of flying direct from Liverpool.

Mark Povall, Director of Air Service Development at LJLA said: “Riga is a great destination for both business and leisure passengers. The combination of Wizz Air’s low fares and a value for money, attractive destination such as Riga, should prove popular with the region’s passengers.”

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