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Ilona Lice Made Chairperson of the Board : Riga Airport

Ilona Lice Made Chairperson of the Board : Riga Airport

It has been announced that as of March 20th 2017 Ilona Lice has been made a chairperson for the board of Riga International Airport. The Ministry for Transport in the Latvian Republic has approve the election of Lice as chairperson from March 20th.

Ilona Lice has had more than 10 years’ experience within the aviation industry and has been a member of the Board of SJSC “Riga International Airport” since 2011. Throughout this period it has fallen on Lice several times to perform the duties of Chairman of the Board. Fulfilling this position ensures stability and continuity for the company. Throughout her career, Ilona Lice has gained a variety of experience of managerial positions in both the business sector and within Public administration. Lice also has a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Latvia.

The newly appointed Chairperson has said that she believes that the long term growth and prosperity of Riga International Airport lies in long-haul destinations. This would supplement the current numbers with more than 70 new routes which would include intercontinental passenger flights and long-haul cargo flights.

At the moment, Riga Airport is the leader of the Baltic Region. The airport offers the widest network of destinations and handles in excess of 5 million passengers each year. Even with this head start there is potential for the airport to expand and improve further. Offering Intercontinental flights will open the airport up to more passengers as well as give the airport an edge against their competitors in the Baltic region.

In the short term Lice is focused on making sure that the Airport is fully prepared for the summer season and the influx of passengers that comes with it. Airlines plan on offering up to 14 more destinations, which will lead to an increased number of passengers using Riga International Airport.

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