Radom airport gains first passenger connection
PR dla Zagranicy
An Air Baltic flight from Radom airport, central Poland, to the Latvian capital of Riga has become the first scheduled passenger flight to leave the airport, with plans to add more routes in the future.
Radom Airport, Poland’s 14th civilian airport, was opened in May 2014 after having being converted from a military airport at a cost of PLN 120 million (EUR 28 million), though has until now struggled to gain sufficient interest from airlines.
It is understood that at the start of this year due to the lack of interest and financial difficulties the airport came close to giving up on its ambitions for passenger flights.
“The aim which we had set ourselves, namely initiating passenger activities at Radom airport, is being realised today,” Radom Mayor Radosław Witkowski said before departing for Riga together with other representatives of the city.
“Before us is the next challenge - developing a route network which will best serve the interests of the inhabitants of Radom and the users of the airport,” he added.
Representatives of Radom city flew on the plane to spend three days in Riga, where they will meet with the Riga authorities, the Polish ambassador Ewa Dębska and the Latvian Tourism Development Agency.
Air Baltic will fly three times a week to Riga from where it offers connecting flights to further destinations in Eastern Europe.
A second carrier, Czech Airlines, will offer flights from Radom to Prague beginning in mid-September. The airport’s owners have said that they are currently attempting to attract more airlines to Radom. (sl/jh/rk)