2016 07 20

Lithuanian Airports results surprise Europe

This summer Palanga became the brightest star of Lithuanian Airports with an impressive – almost double – passenger traffic growth by 97.7 percent over the year. The good news were communicated to the European aviation community with the release of the airport traffic statistics for May 2016 calculated by ACI EUROPE. Moreover, Palanga Airport was ranked one of the fastest growing air gateways servicing up to 5 million passengers annually in the continent.

Vilnius Airport celebrated too! Thirty million passengers have already travelled through Vilnius Airport during the twenty-five years of its existence in the independent Lithuania. This time instead of picking one lucky person, it was decided to surprise all passengers arriving from Amsterdam with airBaltic . It was very rewarding to see so many happy people. Smile more and travel often – it is summer!

New routes
Ryanair: Vilnius-Leeds (Bradford)

As of 4 November Ryanair starts to operate flights between Vilnius and Leeds (Bradford airport). Two weekly flights on Tuesday and Thursday will improve the communication with the UK.

Vueling: Vilnius-Barcelona

Another new low-cost airline company Vueling was welcomed into Vilnius Airport. Up until 28 September Vueling will operate one weekly flight on Wednesdays to Barcelona which in turn will facilitate transferring to other cities of Spain.

Palanga welcomes two new airlines

Lithuanian seaside in June saw the arrival of two new airline companies: Belavia , connecting Palanga with Minsk in Belarus, and Ukraine International Airlines – with Kiev in Ukraine.

What's new at the airports?
Vilnius: the airport filled with the smell of fresh-made pastries

Crustum bakery was opened at the airport. Crustum bakery is open to the passengers travelling to non-Schengen countries from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Vilnius, Kaunas: different Father's Day

Father's Day, children, Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and an airport. What all of those things have in common? The answer to this question is very well-known to kids who visited the airport on the first Sunday of June for the second year in a row.

Palanga: karate on a runway

The passengers of departing and arriving planes witnessed over 300 children and adults in Palanga Airport taking a karate kyokushin belt exam. View photogallery here .

Vilnius: the airport welcomed the thirty-millionth passenger

Thirty million passengers have already travelled through Vilnius Airport during the twenty-five years of its existence. All seventy passengers arriving from Amsterdam with airBaltic became anniversary passengers. View anniversary photogallery here .

Airline news
Ryanair rooms accommodation service

As of 1 October Raynair will offer low-cost accommodation service Ryanair rooms . Passengers will be able to choose from a range of the lowest price offers for hotel, hostel, bed and breakfast accommodations and holiday villas.

airBaltic customer satisfaction has reached its peak

The results of a comprehensive passenger survey show that the Baltic countries airline airBaltic was awarded the highest customer satisfaction raking over the past three years.

airBaltic flights become increasingly green

airBaltic airlines, seeking to improve eco-friendly green flights, presented a new initiative – E-GEN – aiming at reducing emissions and costs.

Ryanair passenger traffic growth in June reached 11%

Ryanair published a report for June revealing that the number of passengers travelling with Ryanair grew by 11% and reached 10.6 million.

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