2017 01 20

The year 2016 for Lithuanian Airports – the best year in history

Traditionally, at the beginning of the year, Lithuanian Airports have overviewed the results of the last year. This time the results made us glad – 2016 was a year on record for us!

In total, 4.8 million passengers were served per last year – it`s 13 per cent more than in 2015. The number of flights increased by 5 per cent and reached 52 thousand. These are the biggest numbers that have been ever recorded in the history of Lithuanian Airports.

Last year, Palanga Airport demonstrated the best results – the number of passengers increased by 60 per cent and reached 233 thousand. Traditionally, the main country`s air gateway had a significant growth last year. In total, Vilnius Airport served 3.8 mln. passengers, it`s 14 per cent more than in 2015.

Kaunas Airport remained stable for the last year, however this year this airport will attract major attention since in summer there will be Vilnius Airport runway reconstruction, during which most of the flights will be diverted to Kaunas Airport. Runway reconstruction is the most important project of the year.

Looking forward to your return to Lithuanian Airports in 2017!

New routes
Wizz Air: Vilnius-Grenoble

In January, Wizz Air launched a new route from its Vilnius base – from now on passengers can directly reach Grenoble, a city located in France and mostly known as the capital of the Alps since it`s a popular destination among winter sport lovers.

Wizz Air: Vilnius-Gothenburg

Wizz Air announced a new route from Vilnius. Starting from spring, the newest WIZZ service will connect Lithuanian capital with Gothenburg, the second largest city of Sweden. The route will operate two times a week.

Runway reconstruction in Vilnius
A.C.B. will be in charge of Vilnius Airport runway reconstruction

Finally we know who will be responsible for the reconstruction works in Vilnius Airport – it`s a consortium of undertakings led by the company A.C.B. The winner has been selected after evaluating qualification of the participants and compliance of their proposals to contest conditions.

More than a half of country`s population know about reconstruction

In order to be aware of Lithuanians` knowledge and opinion about reconstruction project, we have asked Spinter research company to conduct a survey of country`s population. The results showed that people do know about the reconstruction, however only some of them have full information about it.

What`s new at the airports?
Kaunas: passenger terminal reconstruction

Passenger terminal reconstruction, which will take five months, has been already started in Kaunas Airport. The reconstruction of the terminal will also help to prepare for the unavoidable increase in the number of passengers during the reconstruction of the runway in Vilnius Airport when most of the flights will be diverted to Kaunas Airport.

Lithuanian Airports: changes in hand luggage requirements

As of 1 January 2017, passengers who are about to depart are not allowed to have a medical thermometer that contains mercury in their carry-on baggage. This requirement was introduced according to the amended Dangerous Goods Regulations of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Lithuanian Airports: on Customer Day – surprises for passengers

For the third year in a row, on 22 December, Lithuanian Airports celebrated Customer Day. On this occasion, in all three Lithuanian Airports – Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga – a special attention was given to all the passengers throughout the day since the very early morning.

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