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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

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

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October 24, 20t14Primera Air Nordic - status changed to 'Active' as airline commenced scheduled operations on 10Oct2014, using it's sole aircraft, a B737-800 update
June 20, 2014Alpha Express Airlines - status changed to 'Inactive' as it's only aircraft has been returned to Lessor update
June 14, 2014Concors Latvian Air Service - status changed to 'Inactive', it operated regional and international charter flights out of Riga between 1995 and 2005 update

Airline

Operating DatesStatus

airBaltic   

1995 - dateActive

^ Comments : airBaltic was established on 28Aug1995 & operations started on 01Oct1995

^ Genealogy : airBaltic

Alpha Express Airlines  updated

2013 - 2014Inactive

^ Comments : Alpha Express Airlines was established on 01Mar2012 & operations started 25Feb2013. Charter carrier out of Riga Airport

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Baltic European   

2004* - 2006*Status?

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Baltic Express Line (BEL)   

1993* - 2002Inactive

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Baltic International Airlines   

1995 - 1995Renamed

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^ Genealogy : >AirBaltic

Baltija Airlines   

**** - ****Status?

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Concors Latvian Air Service (Aircompany)   

1995 - 2005Inactive

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Inversija   

1991 - 2012Inactive

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Konkors   

**** - ****Status?

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KS Avia   

2004* - 2006*Status?

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LAT-ALAK Aerotaxi   

**** - ****Status?

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Latavio Latvian Airlines   

1991* - 1995Inactive

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Latcharter (Lat Charter)   

1993 - 2008Renamed

^ Comments : SmartLynx was formed as Latcharter in 1993 & operations started on 30Jun1993. Renamed on 25Sep2008

^ Genealogy : Latcharter >SmartLynx

Latpass Airlines   

1995* - 2004Inactive

^ Comments : Latpass Airlines was formed in 1995

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Liana Air Company   

1998* - 2001*Inactive

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Primera Air Nordic   

2014 - dateActive

^ Comments : Primera Air Nordic commenced scheduled operations using its sole aircraft, a B.737-800 on 10Oct2014

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RAF Avia   

1991 - dateActive

^ 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

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RiAir   

1995 - 2000*Renamed

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^ Genealogy : Riga Airlines >RiAir >Riga Airlines

Riga Aero Club (Aero-Navigacijas Instituts)   

1997* - 2006*Status?

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Riga Airlines   

1994 - 1995Renamed

^ Comments : Riga Airlines was formed as the original Riga Airlines in 1995

^ Genealogy : Riga Airlines >RiAir >Riga Airlines

Riga Airlines   

2000* - 2000Inactive

^ Comments : Riga Airlines was formed as the original Riga Airlines in 1995

^ Genealogy : Riga Airlines >RiAir >Riga Airlines

SmartLynx   

2008 - dateActive

^ Comments : SmartLynx was formed as Latcharter in 1993 & operations started on 30Jun1993. Renamed on 25Sep2008

^ Genealogy : Latcharter >SmartLynx

Transeast Airlines   

1993 - 2001Inactive

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