Latvia flights operating within the country had been regularly functional during the Russian regime till the year the early 80s. After Latvia gained freedom in 1981, all domestic flights were ceased until recently when in September 2005 when Riga and Liepaja airports were again readied for domestic flights in Latvia. Latvia has only three airports, the Liepaja International Airport, Riga International Airport and the Ventspils International Airport. Among these the airport at the capital city Riga is the most busy airport outsourcing air traffic to about 48 international cities and hence all major european countries.
There are more or less eight airlines functional in Latvia. It was AirBaltic that re-introduced domestic lights in Latvia. The first of them took off on the 5th of September, 2005. I was scheduled to take off at 1030 hours and reach Liepaja airport within an hour. The domestic flights are all Fokker 50 flights meant to transport not more than 46 passengers at a time. Earlier, at the time of re-launch of the domestic airlines, the flights were scheduled for very alternate day for four days a week starting from Mondays.
The Latvia flights taking tourists round the country are not just a mere conveyance but rather an exiting trip to take a fantastic overview of the tranquil Latvian countryside, especially of the beautiful liepaja city.