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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 : dates are searchable using ddmmyyyy

October 24, 2014

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

June 20, 2014

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

June 14, 2014

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

Airline

Status Operating Dates

airBaltic   

Active 1995 - date

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

^ Genealogy : airBaltic

^ Airline Code : BT : BTI

Alpha Express Airlines  updated

Inactive 2013 - 2014

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

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : -- : APZ

Baltic European   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

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Baltic Express Line (BEL)   

Inactive 1993* - 2002

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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^ Airline Code : LT : LTB

Baltic International Airlines   

Renamed 1995 - 1995

^ Comments : No further information at this time

^ Genealogy : >AirBaltic

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Baltija Airlines   

Unsure **** - ****

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Concors Latvian Air Service (Aircompany)   

Inactive 1995 - 2005

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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^ Airline Code : -- : COS

Inversija   

Inactive 1991 - 2012

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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^ Airline Code : -- : INV

Konkors   

Unsure **** - ****

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KS Avia   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*

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LAT-ALAK Aerotaxi   

Unsure **** - ****

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Latavio Latvian Airlines   

Inactive 1991* - 1995

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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^ Airline Code : BT : BTI

Latcharter (Lat Charter)   

Renamed 1993 - 2008

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

^ Genealogy : Latcharter >SmartLynx

^ Airline Code : 6Y : LTC

Latpass Airlines   

Inactive 1995* - 2004

^ Comments : Latpass Airlines was formed in 1995

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Liana Air Company   

Inactive 1998* - 2001*

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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^ Airline Code : -- : NSG

Primera Air Nordic   

Active 2014 - date

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

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RAF Avia   

Active 1991 - date

^ 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

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : -- : MTL

RiAir   

Renamed 1995 - 2000*

^ Comments : No further information at this time

^ Genealogy : Riga Airlines >RiAir >Riga Airlines

^ Airline Code : CV : RIG

Riga Aero Club (Aero-Navigacijas Instituts)   

Unsure 1997* - 2006*

^ Comments : No further information at this time

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Riga Airlines   

Renamed 1994 - 1995

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

^ Genealogy : Riga Airlines >RiAir >Riga Airlines

^ Airline Code :  

Riga Airlines   

Inactive 2000* - 2000

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

^ Genealogy : Riga Airlines >RiAir >Riga Airlines

^ Airline Code : CV : RIG

SmartLynx   

Active 2008 - date

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

^ Genealogy : Latcharter >SmartLynx

^ Airline Code : 6Y : LTC

Transeast Airlines   

Inactive 1993 - 2001

^ Comments : No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :  

^ Airline Code : T4 : TRL

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