An independent company since 30 September 1991. Full name – State Enterprise Vilnius International Airport. Founder – the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania. VIA now employs over 300 specialists. The company occupies an area of 326 ha, and the length of the airfield perimeter is 10.54 km. The length of the runway is 2.515 m; width – 50 m; PCN83/F/D/X/T; Landing Category II, Siemens signal lights system. The airport is located on a plateau in the south of Vilnius. It is only 7 km or 15 minutes drive by car from the centre of the capital. The airport provides aviation and non-aviation services to national and foreign economic entities, as well as natural persons. Aircraft operations at the airport are based on a published timetable, i.e. scheduled flights, and some are not based on a scheduled timetable, i.e. charter flights.
As of 1992, Vilnius International Airport is a member of the Airports Council International (ACI Europe) and takes active participation in the international activity of the European airports. The specialists of Vilnius Airport work in the ACI Europe Committees of Policy, Aviation Security and Technical and Operational Safety on a permanent basis. The staff of the airport’s Aviation Security and Airfield Maintanance Unit services are trained at the regional training centre of the ICAO.
The specialists of different fields working at the major airports of the Baltics (Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius) meet annually to discuss the relevant issues and learn about innovations in the field.