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Useful things to know about Liepaja Airport

  • Liepaja Airport is three miles east of the city.
  • It’s also less than forty miles from Lithuania.
  • In the Cold War era it was a Soviet air base.
  • Nearly half a million people used the airport last year.
  • The airport operates routes to Denmark and Germany as well as domestic flights.

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.

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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.

Liepaja Airport Blue Flag beach

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 and Riga.

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.

Latest Update from Liepaja Airport:

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.

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There are many unique attractions around Liepaja and we’d recommend that you hire a car to see them. One of the most unusual is spending the night in one of the cells at the former Soviet prison in the Karosta part of the city.

Back in Liepaja, you’ll find that the city is renowned for the amber that can be found locally. The fossilised tree resin has been used in the town’s Amber Clock which is backlit at night giving the most beautiful light display. You can also visit the Craftsman’s House, a museum dedicated to amber production.

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