2016 05 11

Even more happy passengers this summer

The holiday season which is about to start and the growing passenger traffic bring new challenges and even more things to be done by Lithuanian airports. We are working hard for the launch of new routes and try to bring only positive emotions to our passengers.

This spring is as intensive as it has never been before, so take a look at our latest achievements in this newsletter. We will be waiting for you at Lithuanian airports and see you off for your summer holiday very soon!

New routes
Flights from Kyiv to bring more holidaymakers to the seaside

Route development efforts continue to deliver good results at Palanga Airport - on 19 June the first aircraft of Ukraine International Airlines will arrive at the Lithuanian seaside town from Kyiv. Direct flights will take place twice a week. It is expected that the airline will operate flights on Wednesdays and Sundays until 21 September.

Lithuania expects an influx of passengers from Switzerland

Though Germania will launch regular flights between Vilnius and Zürich in the beginning of June, the airline has already made its first flight - Lithuania was presented to Swiss journalists, bloggers and travel agents as an attractive tourist destination.

airBaltic launched flights from Vilnius to Tallinn

The Baltic airline airBaltic relaunched direct flights between Vilnius and Tallinn, strengthening its positions in the Baltic region. Flights will be operated 10 times a week.

Kidy Tour starts its flight season

The tour operator Kidy tour and the charter airline Freebird launched Sunday flights from Vilnius to Antalya. The trips will focus on families with small children.

News from airlines
Airline birthdays

Even several airlines celebrated their birthdays at Lithuanian airports in April and May. Norwegian launched flights to Vilnius Airport 10 years ago; Ryanair and Wizz Air celebrated their fifth anniversaries.

Wizz Air meets the summer with upgraded fleet and new website

Wizz Air presented its first new Airbus A321ceo aircraft in Lithuania, which will from now on be used to carry passengers, and an updated website, which will facilitate the booking process.

What's new at the airports?
Record-breaking passenger traffic

During the first quarter of the year we handled 17% more passengers compared to the same period last year. The passenger traffic rose in all three Lithuanian airports. What is more, we saw off the millionth passenger at Vilnius Airport in April - this year we crossed this boundary two weeks earlier compared to the previous year. Great, isn’t it?

Even faster Wifi at Lithuanian Airports

The modern solutions at Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga airports improved the wireless connection throughput and speed and provided an opportunity for even more people to use wireless Internet at a time. From now on, Lithuanian airports offer a free wireless Internet connection under the same name - "Invest Lithuania FREE WiFi".

Award-winning views of Lithuania on display at Vilnius Airport

Vilnius Airport hosts a breathtaking exhibition of the photographs of Lithuania - the views of the country captured by photographer Karolis Janulis from a bird's eye view. Everyone arriving in the capital of Lithuania will now have a chance to see the photos which have already travelled across the foreign media - they are on display in the arrivals hallways at the airport.

Kaunas Airport investment project AEROHUB KUN gathers pace

Presented last year, aviation-related business development project AEROHUB KUN gathers pace at Kaunas Airport. A new taxiway and apron are already in place; negotiations with the first investors are in progress; the necessary preparations for connection with Kaunas Free Economic Zone have been made; the project's website has been launched as well.

Lithuanian airports: operating revenues are up, expenses are down

The first year when Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga airports were operating together as a single network of Lithuanian airports did not only see a record number of passengers but also a double increase in net profit. Compared to 2014, it soared up 74% to EUR 2.1m.

Vilnius Airport received an award for aviation marketing

Vilnius Airport received the Excellence in Airport Marketing award for aviation marketing at the international route development forum Routes Europe 2016 held in Kraków. In the under 4 million passengers category Vilnius Airport surpassed other European air gateways and was only excelled by City Airport Bremen.

InterVISTAS to assist in the airports' concession project

With the concession project underway, the Ministry of Transport and Communications and Lithuanian Airports are making the necessary arrangements and sign an agreement with InterVISTAS Consulting Group. With a great deal of international experience, the companies will assist in drafting the terms and conditions for the concession tender, define the concession aims and objectives and negotiate with participants in the concession tender.

Vilnius Airport's environmental policy evaluated internationally

Vilnius Airport received ACI EUROPE’s Level 1 accreditation for the annual carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and carbon footprint. Independent experts confirmed that these indicators are in line with all the requirements laid down in the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) programme and the established ISO standards.

Challenges of European regional airports addressed in Vilnius

The capital hosted ACI EUROPE's Regional Airports' Conference and Exhibition - the annual event of Airports Council International (ACI EUROPE). The event gathered over 200 aviation experts - CEOs, CCOs, CFOs, COOs from the airports in Europe and beyond it, representatives from the European Commission, ACI EUROPE's board members, managers of airport based companies and other aviation experts.

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