welcome toRIX Airport City:The Baltic Gateway to Northern Europe
RIX Airport City is a new mixed-use development at Riga Airport (RIX): the leading aviation hub for the three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Located just 15 minutes from downtown Riga, Riga Airport is an important growth engine for one of Europe’s most dynamic regions, providing quick connections by air, road, and high-speed rail to all three Baltic capitals.
RIX is currently transforming into an emerging hub of Northern Europe and a next-generation air-rail hub thanks to its strategic location along Rail Baltica, a high-speed link that connects all three Baltic capitals to high-speed rail networks in Finland, Poland, and Germany. When finished in 2026, Rail Baltica will offer comfortable connections from Riga Airport to Tallinn and Vilnius in less than 2 hours. Frequent transfers to Riga central station — a mere 8 minutes away—will transform RIX into an extension of the central business district . The Rail Baltica station will be fully integrated into a new state-of-the-art passenger terminal, which will also be completed in 2027 and will serve up to 12 million passengers annually.
Located on the doorstep of this new air-rail hub, we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform RIX Airport City into the best connected business district in the Baltics. Our mixed-use vision for the 24ha site includes an airport hotel, offices, and retail; along with services for passengers, cargo handlers, and the local community.
including airport passengers, employees, office workers, visitors
to coincide with the completion of the new terminal and Rail Baltica station
In the first phase at least to be built
4* hotel with direct terminal access, Class-A office buildings
Maximum plot density
of land reserved for parks and public space
targeted for development
of developable land
- Logistics and light manufacturing
- A five-minute walk to Riga Airport terminal and Rail Baltica high-speed train station will ensure that within 2 hours RIX Airport City is accessible to 100 million people in Northern and Central Europe by air and 6 million people in the Baltics by rail. This unique multimodality will also be vital for cargo handling as RIX Airport City plans to become a key connection point for freight. The city will offer various services and suitable infrastructure that will serve the needs of the aviation industry and supporting business sectors. Together, the infrastructure and the connectivity of people and cargo will make RIX Airport City a vibrant business district for companies seeking to enter or grow their presence in the Baltics and Northern Europe.
- Customer focus is the foundation of a thriving airport city. RIX Airport City will be built with a people-first mentality. It will be a uniquely connected, modern, human-friendly and sustainable space which will foster human interactions, innovations and business development. The city will feature office space, hotels and various public and private services, all created around common areas such as a park with a lake, a central square and a pedestrian street. It will be a place where people want to stay after work to spend their free time. Not just a business park, but a place for everyone. Not just a stopping point, but a destination in itself.
- We design and develop RIX Airport City with a mindset that the needs and desires of the people that use the airport daily are satisfied.
- RIX Airport City will be a place where various people, cultures, and business practices meet and network. We also value this in the airport city's development phase - including all stakeholders in the decision-making process, hearing out ideas, and working towards solutions that benefit all.
- We are developing RIX Airport City from scratch. Therefore, it is our opportunity and duty to build it with sustainable development practices, especially in terms of materials, energy efficiency and responsible use of resources.
at the heart of the Baltic states
The airport has a unique geographical location at the centre of the three countries. It allows Riga Airport to serve the whole population of the Baltics, which stands at approximately 6 million people. Riga Airport is located only a 15-minute drive from Riga city centre, the biggest population centre of the Baltics, which, together with the metropolitan area, stands at around 1 million people.
Direct access to Riga Airport -
the leading airport of the Baltics
In 2027, a new state-of-the-art terminal with a capacity of 12 million annual passengers will be completed. The 30,000 square metres terminal will include expanded check-in and security areas, automated baggage sorting system, and touchless technologies that will speed up passenger processing and increase commercial revenues. The terminal will have a direct and convenient connection to the Rail Baltica train station and RIX Airport City.
*Data showcases the top 3 airports of the Baltics
unique destinations not offered by Tallinn Airport, Vilnius Airport
direct links to primary business centres in Scandinavia, Central and Western Europe, Middle East and North Africa
The only true air-to-rail connection point in the region
Rail Baltica is a greenfield rail transport infrastructure project with the goal of integrating the Baltic States in the European rail network. The project includes five European Union countries – Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and, indirectly, also Finland. It will connect Helsinki, Tallinn, Pärnu, Riga, Panevežys, Kaunas, Vilnius, Warsaw and Berlin with connecting trains. The operations of Rail Baltica will start in phases from 2026 to 2030.
The Rail Baltica rail line will have a station at RIga Airport, which will represent the first true high-speed railway-to-air connection and offer its passengers unique multimodality and ease of travel with the possibility of purchasing single ticket, checking your baggage in at any Rail Baltica station, taking the train to Riga Airport, going straight to your flight and getting the baggage at your final destination.
Total amount of investment
That prioritises sustainable planning, architecture and engineering
- Principles of sustainable and architectural planning will be applied following the requirements of BREEAM and LEED certification standards.
- Geothermal and solar energy production systems will be prioritised to avoid using fossil energy sources.
- A responsible and circular approach to using resources, such as rainwater collection and reuse, will be adopted.
- Priority will be given to construction technologies using sustainable and renewable building materials, for example, solid wood structures.
- Choice of green architectural techniques that promote the presence of natural ecosystem elements and climate-regulating and stabilising systems, such as creating natural green zones, natural waterfront and wetlands, and green roofs for buildings.
From idea to market
The timeline reflects Riga Airport current intentions and is subject to change
2022 - 2023
- 2022 Q4Prequalification
- 2023 Q1Dialogue with shortlisted bidders
- 2023 Q4Contract award
Upcoming investment phases
- 2024Baltic Cargo Hub
- 2026Rail Baltica station building
- Multi-storey car parking
- 2027The new Riga Airport passenger terminal
- 2027Target for the completion of the first phase
- 2026-2030Phased start of Rail Baltica operations