Riga Airport

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1/10

"No quiet place"

(Germany)

Not Verified | The worst airport I have ever seen. No overview where to find, I found myself in a labyrinth of parfum shops I was looking for a Restaurant run up and down. There are no acceptable signs only fast food or bad convenience shops. No quiet place where I can make my work and make a phone call with a customer. There is rock music everywhere. No noise reducing walls etc. Security check absolutely overdone.
Experience At AirportDeparture Only
Date VisitJune 2024
Type Of TravellerBusiness
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Wifi Connectivity 12345
Airport Staff 12345
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1/10

"the worst I've ever seen"

(United Kingdom)

Not Verified | Been to 20 airports and this was hands down the worst I've ever seen. Waited over 40 minutes to get my passport checked. Beyond embarrassing. You could tell it was bank Holiday Friday, the staff weren't bothered. Wish I could put 0/10
Experience At AirportDeparture Only
Date VisitMarch 2024
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
Wifi Connectivity 12345
Airport Staff 12345
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4/10

"quite dated and gloomy"

(United Kingdom)

Not Verified | A pretty average airport, quite dated and gloomy especially landside. Going through security was no problem, airside things are slightly more bright and modern. The prices in shops are an absolute rip off, even by the standards of an airport.
Experience At AirportDeparture Only
Date VisitOctober 2023
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
Wifi Connectivity 12345
Airport Staff 12345
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8/10

"impressed with the experience"

(United Kingdom)

Trip Verified | I was very impressed with the experience at Riga Airport. So fast through security and no problems with my Japanese hair sticks which look like weapons on x-rays. Pleasant staff too, which makes a real change. Wish I could say the same for UK airports. Good range of shops and helpful staff, but some of the cafes are very expensive just for coffee and cake. Slightly let down by toilets and desolate area C after passport control but generally, very impressed compared to some nightmare experiences in the UK.
Experience At AirportDeparture Only
Date VisitMarch 2023
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
Airport Staff 12345
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2/10

"would not recommend for anybody"

(Finland)

Trip Verified | Absolute terrible airport, outdated security protocols, expect to be frisked and berated for things that are normal in every other airport on this planet (couldn't bring in 1 lighter even though there is smoking rooms inside?) Guess they need to milk the travelers for every cent they can. Terrible eating options, only 1 place to sit and eat with garbage overpriced food, only decent things are the beers which will be needed to drown the sorrow of being in this sorry excuse of an airport. Overall experience 2/10 (2 points for the beers), would not recommend for anybody to experience, it's almost as if they want to make sure you're suffering when traveling from or have a layover at Riga International Airport.
Experience At AirportTransit
Date VisitOctober 2022
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
Wifi Connectivity 12345
Airport Staff 12345
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1/10

"None of the staff members were nice"

(Denmark)

Not Verified | We were in transit through Riga Airport. We have three children one of them four months old. We were having a baby stroller which we handed to the ground crew before boarding the plane in Milan and no other luggage. When in Riga we have asked one of the ground crew to give us the stroller, which was five meters from him, telling him that we are in transit and we don't have any other luggage. He refused us telling us that is not his problem and he don't care.We have asked couple of times, after he just turned his back and left. We have asked two other ground crew and they have tell us that we need to go to pick up the stroller from the luggage hall. We have asked inside the airport four different staff members and received four different answers of how to proceed none of them making sense. In the end we have exit the airport, retrieve the stroller, going through security again with three children just because they don't "care". None of the staff members were nice, but the guy on the ground crew was very rude. We have traveled a lot of countries but never faced this issue. If you could avoid this airport, I will recommend you to do so.
Experience At AirportTransit
Date VisitOctober 2022
Type Of TravellerFamily Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Airport Staff 12345
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10/10

"Great experience!"

(Latvia)

Trip Verified | Great experience! Early check in possible and done quickly, staff super friendly. Security fast and let's you go faster with a baby. Nice tax free zone that you can actually enjoy as the check in and security is done quickly. At least two amazing playgrounds for children, great cafes, everything clean.
Experience At AirportDeparture Only
Date VisitSeptember 2022
Type Of TravellerFamily Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages 12345
Airport Shopping 12345
Airport Staff 12345
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7/10

"a disappointing experience"

(United States)

Not Verified | Good check-in and boarding, excellent lounge, but a disappointing experience with an unfriendly and ignorant worker at the security check. There were only a few passengers at the airport, no queue at the check-in counter. The lounge was impeccable, with a friendly staff, a very good choice of snacks, drinks and reading material. The only negative moment was in the priority security line, despite that there were no passengers in the line, right after 8 am. The worker who checked my passport and boarding pass sternly told me that next time she would not allow me to use the priority security line if I don't present my Silver Finnair Plus card (?!) The “Priority Security” note was boldly printed in a big font on my boarding pass which she was holding in her hand, so I'm afraid to think she could not read English. RIX, in general, is a good airport but the management has to teach priority security line workers to read and understand at least two words in English: “Priority Security”.
Experience At AirportDeparture Only
Date VisitFebruary 2020
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages N/A
Airport Staff 12345
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6/10

"security control is also really slow"

(Russian Federation)

Trip Verified | Never been to another airport where the staff won't empty your reusable bottle for you (nor let you empty it yourself on the spot, you have to go to the bathroom facilities with all your hand luggage). I poured it into the trash container and they told me off and threatened to call the police next time. The security control is also really slow although there wasn't any queue. The containers are provided individually by the staff, so you can't lay out your stuff while they're checking another passenger. I can't say I don't recommend the airport - but you have to be prepared for how the security control is handled.
Experience At AirportArrival and Departure
Date VisitFebruary 2020
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages N/A
Wifi Connectivity 12345
Airport Staff 12345
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10/10

"a very nice experience"

(United Kingdom)

Trip Verified | Ryanair staff at baggage check were very friendly and helpful. After some confusion at security they took control and ironed everything out for me. Thanks guys! Made for a very nice experience.
Experience At AirportDeparture Only
Date VisitJanuary 2020
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Queuing Times 12345
Terminal Cleanliness 12345
Terminal Seating 12345
Terminal Signs 12345
Food Beverages N/A
Airport Staff 12345
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