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Liepaja Airport Mini Guide
Serving the Latvian city of Liepaja is Liepaja Airport, which is one of three largest airports in the country. The airport is great for those collecting their car hire from Liepaja Airport, as the airport has brilliant parking facilities. Those wishing to explore the surrounding will find the capital city Riga
is only a 210km drive, where as the town centre is just a short 7km drive.
Within Liepaja you can find many attractions such as Blue Flag Beach. The beach is also near two main sites of interests. These include an Orthodox and Catholic Church. If looking for entertainment, you can visit some popular nightclubs such as Fontaine Place and Pablo. Or maybe a visit to Kino Balle cinema in town.
The airport was built in 1940, however it wasn't until after 1960 that it was to be used for commercial public flights. Previously the airport was used solely for military purposes. The airport now serves domestic flights also, which is useful as in 2007 the population of Liepaja was recorded as 85,345 making the city the third largest in Latvia. Visitors will find airlines such as Air Baltic, which in 2007 offered new routes to cities such as Hamburg
There are many amenities within the airport such as Duty Free accessed from the one main terminal. Those wishing to access public transport will find the number 2 bus directly outside the building taking guests into the town centre.
25/05/12 - Currently no commercial flights operate in or out of Liepaja Airport, only private charters and business jets. It is hoped that once the economic crisis abates, commercial routes will be reintroduced.