Estonian airline Aeronaut (1) (2) establishes regular air service between Riga and Tallin.
Aircraft Type: Sablatnig


The "Latvijas Gaisa Satiksmes Akciju Sabiedriba" (Latvian Air Service Company) joins with airlines from Finland, Estonia and Germany to provide air service between Riga, Berlin, Danzig, Helsinki, Klaipeda, Konigsberg & Tallin.
Aircraft Types: Sablatnig, Junkers F.13


Deruluft, a German-Russian company establishes a new route connecting Moscow, Smolensk, Riga, Kaunas, Konigsberg, Danzig and Berlin.
Aircraft Types: Dornier Merkur, Junkers F.13, Junkers W.33


Deruluft establishes a Leningrad-Tallin-Riga route.
Aircraft Types: Junkers F.13, Junkers W.33


  • January 1 - Deruluft announces that there will be no Berlin - Konigsberg - Riga - Moscow service during the winter.
  • January 22 - The Latvian Air Traffic Board meets to adopt the Internationl Air Transport Conventions developed at the Warsaw conference.
  • February 5 - Deruluft announces that there will be no Konigsberg - Kaunas - Moscow (overflying Latvia near Daugavpils) service during the winter.
  • February 6 - it is announced that five Junkers aircraft have received permission to briefly overfly Latvia en route to Moscow.
  • March 29 - Deruluft announces that their Berlin - Moscow route will go through Kaunas instead of Riga this year. The Berlin - Leningrad route will, however, continue to stop at Riga/Spilve.
  • April 5 - Riga City Council asks Deruluft to reconsider their decision of March 29.
  • April 13 - the Latvian Cabinet considers options to persuade Deruluft to reconsider their decision of March 29.
  • May 8 - Deruluft receives permission to regularly overfly Latvia (near Daugava) on their Moscow - Kaunas - Berlin route.
  • May 9 - the Air Traffic Board submits a proposal to the Minister of Air Traffic establishing a system of air traffic routing across Latvia.
  • May 16 - the Air Traffic Board's proposal is accepted and implemented.
  • June 20 - The Riga city planning committee is considering establishing another aerodrome, this one in Meza Parks at Kisezers.
  • June 26 - Deruluft announces plans to transport certain perishable Latvian food goods to Germany by air.
  • July 19 - it is announced that the "Graf Zeppelin" will overfly Riga on or about August 10.
  • August 12 - "Graf Zeppelin" flight cancelled due to poor weather conditions.
  • August 20 - it is announced that two Japanese long-distance fliers will shortly overfly Latvia en route to Moscow.
  • August 21 - "Graf Zeppelin" flight once again cancelled due to poor weather conditions.
  • August 30 - "Graf Zeppelin" flight rescheduled to sometime in September.
  • September 6 - Announcement that French aviators Goulette and Laloulette will visit Riga later in September.
  • September 12 - a German zeppelin overflies Daugavpils while flying to and from Moscow. It is reported to have been fired upon by Soviet border guards.
  • September 14 - Deruluft confirms that the Berlin - Leningrad route will continue this season until at least mid-October.
  • September 19 - aviation workshop burn at Spilve. While the City owned the actual workshops, a great deal of Deruluft parts, which were kept there in storage, were lost.
  • September 20 - the Riga airport authority announces its intention to rebuild the destroyed workshop.
  • September 25 - the "Graf Zeppelin" overflies Riga.
  • September 26 - Deruluft Junkers F13 (D-424) makes a forced landing en route to Riga.
  • October 16 - Deruluft ceases passenger service through the Baltics for the winter.
  • October 25 - Riga City Council postpones a decision about replacing the Spilve workshop which was destroyed in September.


    Polish airline LOT establishes routes linking Athens, Bucharest, Warsaw, Riga, Tallin and Helsinki.
    Aircraft Types: Fokker Monoplane, Lockheed Electra and Lockheed Super Electra.
    LOT advertised their flights to/from Riga in the 1932 Spilve Air Show Program.


    Deruluft is replaced by Lufthansa. Routes connect to Berlin, Danzig, Konigsberg, Kaunas, Riga, Tallin and Helsinki. Video originally @


  • June 15 The "Valsts Gaisa Satiksme", a government-operated airline, was established. Two DH.89 Dragon Rapides provided scheduled service between Riga and Liepaja, but only from April to October.
    Aircraft Type: De Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide
  • Swedish A.B.Aerotransport and Soviet Aeroflot bring service to Riga.
    Aircraft Type: Douglas DC-3

    Many thanks to B.Larsson and D.Zekria for their kind permission
    to use the Airline Schedule Images.

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