In 2004 Riga was a very tired airport, serving 1.1 million pax. 13 years later, the airport today is state-of-the-art, serving 5.4 m passengers and with an annual growth of almost double the global industry average. Riga is now the hub for the Baltic region. A 150m euro investment in the past 5 years has included the completion of Pier C, which has increased the airport's overall footprint by 20%. It signals the end of phase 1 of the infrastructure plans, with another 30,000 sq metres slated for expansion landside, together with a business park and a high speed train service from Riga town. Pier C has also enabled a 30% increase in the commercial footprint, where ATU Duty Free is the operator - a company whose sales have grown by 96% in the past 5 years and who are an important partner, along with TAV and BTA. Arturs Saveljevs, Director of Commercial Dept. & Member of the Board and ATU Duty Free's Chief Strategy Officer, Ahmet Kotehne, talk to Peter Marshall about the airport's exponential growth.