Airport news

2017 08 18

Music was Played during the Arrival of the First Passengers at Vilnius Airport at Midnight
After the successful completion of the runway reconstruction at Vilnius Airport, on Friday night the first passengers returned to the renovated main airport in the country. In only a few minutes after the official end of the reconstruction, an aeroplane from Riga, and later an aeroplane from Warsaw, landed in the capital city. The first aeroplane took off from the reconstructed runway early in the morning on Friday.

2017 08 17

The Ribbon was Cut on the Reconstructed Runway: Aeroplanes Return to Vilnius after 35 Days
The challenge of the reconstruction of the runway at Vilnius Airport was successfully overcome. During the reconstructed runway opening ceremony that took place on Thursday in the afternoon, the red ribbon was cut and the completion of the works on time was celebrated. On Friday, most flights will return to Vilnius from Kaunas after a break of 35 days.

2017 08 14

WIZZ AIR ANNOUNCES LONG AWAITED VILNIUS ROUTE TO AGADIR, MOROCCO
Vilnius, 14 August: Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, today announced a new sunny route from Vilnius to Agadir in Morocco. The new service will commence on 1 November and will be operated weekly during the winter season. Seats on the new route can be booked at wizzair.com or via the free WIZZ mobile app from only €34.99*, which includes a free hand luggage allowance of up to 55x40x23cm maximum dimensions.

2017 08 07

Vilnius Airport runway already has a new pavement, reconstruction will be finished on time
Vilnius Airport runway reconstruction will be successfully completed, as scheduled, on August 17th, 23:59 p.m., notes Olaf Martens, director of Vilnius Airport. This conclusion is based on the evaluation of the current state of works: the contractors have already strengthened the ground around the runway, changed the old runway pavement with the new one as well as started installing drainage and rainwater collection systems.

2017 08 01

The Runway Reconstruction in Vilnius Airport will be Completed on Time
The runway reconstruction in Vilnius Airport will be successfully completed on time, as planned, at 23:59 on 17 August. This conclusion was reached after evaluating the current work completion state: contractors have already reinforced the base of the runway and have almost completed the new surface, they started installing the lights system, and the reconstruction of the rainwater collection and drainage systems is almost complete.

2017 07 14

Vilnius Airport is closed for runway reconstruction, Kaunas has become Lithuania`s capital of aviation
A significant increase in the number of staff, additional parking places and temporary terminals. This is how Kaunas has prepared for becoming the temporary capital of Lithuania`s aviation when, from July 14 to August 17 11:59 p.m., Vilnius Airport runway will be under reconstruction. For 35 summer days aviation activity in Vilnius Airport will not be carried out, and Kaunas Airport, with created temporary infrastructure, will be able to handle flights and passengers transferred from the main country`s air gate. In this period, it`s planned to move approx. 3100 flights and 300 thsd of passengers to Kaunas Airport.

2017 07 10

Financial incentive for the opportunity to fly to new destinations
In order to further expand the geography of flights from Lithuania, for the fifth time Lithuanian Airports is inviting airlines to fly passengers from Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga airports to new destinations considered to be of particular importance for the growth of the country’s economy, promotion of inbound tourism and enhancement of international business relations. Airlines that will offer such routes will be granted financial support of EUR 200 000 from the Route Development Fund. Airlines are invited to submit their applications by 27th October of this year.  

2017 07 05

Six Months at Lithuanian Airports: 15% More Flights and A New Record
Even more passengers and flights in all three airports of Lithuania and a new record. Such were the first six months of 2017 at Lithuanian Airports, which during this time handled more than 2.5 million passengers and 27,600 flights. In addition, the number of passengers at Vilnius Airport in June exceeded 414,000, i.e. over a tenth more than during the same period last year.

2017 07 04

Bomb Intimidation at the Airport Can End Up in Prison
Three years of imprisonment. This is the punishment for a false report about explosives at the airport. As the latest example of a phone call having disturbed the airport’s operation shows, retribution for this crime follows soon – law enforcement institution might pronounce the judgement and impose a punishment in less than a month.

2017 07 03

Nature’s Mischief Might Prevent Airplanes from Landing in Vilnius Airport
With the final works intended to prepare for reconstruction of Vilnius Airport taking place, poor weather conditions, rain and thunderstorm can disturb the ordinary traffic movement in the airport. To ensure passengers’ safety, the following two weeks some airplanes might be forced to land not in Vilnius but be diverted to other nearest airports.