Airport news

2015 10 01

Vilnius Airport has become the object of the street art
Vilnius Street Art, a street art festival returning for the third successive year, approaches the station district as a site of controversy and aims to change the public attitude towards it and its boundaries. An exceptional location – a 26 meter tower situated in the area of Vilnius Airport – was entrusted to the sole Lithuanian artist in the festival Antanas Dubra.

2015 09 29

Vilnius Airport passengers will move to other cities in summer 2017
During the summer of 2017 from July 14 to August 18 Vilnius Airport will be carrying out reconstruction of the runway. Aircrafts will not be landing in Vilnius during the specified period, and communication with Lithuania will be ensured through other air gateways - most of the airlines are planning to move their flights to Kaunas and Palanga for this period. The need for additional infrastructure required to handle the passenger flow from the capital in other cities is currently being estimated.

2015 09 24

New airline to operate to Vilnius Airport
Next summer Lithuania will see the aircrafts that have never been seen before in our country – a Spanish low-cost airline, Vueling, will commence flights from Barcelona to Vilnius Airport. By increasing the intensity of available routes, this air carrier will take advantage of the financial support under the route incentive programme created at the initiative of Lithuanian Airports.

2015 09 23

Lithuanian airports bring in consultants to assist in the concession project
Last week Lithuanian airports announced a public tender regarding the advisory services for the concession project. The consultant is expected to advice on all financial, tax, legal and technical issues arising in the drafting of the concession project. It is planned that Lithuanian airports will commence work with the selected consultant from Lithuania or abroad starting with January next year.

2015 09 16

Vilnius Airport sees record number of passengers in August
Vilnius Airport has served 332 thousand passengers this August – this is the record of the capital’s airport during the entire period of operation since 1932. During the last summer month of the last year, 301 thousand passengers travelled to/from Vilnius Airport by air, this year the number rose by 10%. The capital’s airport expects to receive over 3 million passengers in total this year – the threshold of 2 million has been reached in mid-August.

2015 09 14

Wizz Air based the 4th aircraft in Vilnius and started 5 new flights
Vilnius, 14 September 2015: Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, implements its further expansion plans in Lithuania: 4th Airbus A320 aircraft is added to its base in Vilnius airport and started 5 new routes to Billund, Munich-Memmingen, Stockholm, Glasgow and Kyiv.

2015 09 09

Lithuanian airports tightened passenger screening procedures
As of 1 September Lithuanian airports – Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga – tightened aviation passenger screening procedures: some passengers are additionally screened for potential contact with explosives. Such additional screening practice was established by the European Union regulations, therefore the procedure has been introduced in all EU airports.

2015 09 08

Lithuanian Airports: Lithuanians already tired of vacationing on islands
The peak of Lithuanian holidays is already coming to an end, although in aviation the summer season will end on last Sunday of October. The three Lithuanian airports – in Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga – have serviced over 1.3 million passengers during the three calendar summer months, i.e. by 9% more compared to the same period last year. In fact, this year has shown that holidays on the islands of the Mediterranean Sea start losing in popularity to Southern European cities.

2015 08 31

Wide range of Vilnius Airport flights attracts Lithuanian neighbours
More and more foreign passengers choose Vilnius not only as a great holiday destination but also as a first trip stop. Vilnius is increasingly popular among Lithuanian neighbours. Having noticed growing numbers of Latvian passengers a special shuttle was launched connecting the main Lithuanian air gateway and Daugavpils.

2015 08 20

Next year SAS will offer new routes to Los Angeles and Miami
SAS is opening three new routes to USA in 2016. The new routes being launched are Los Angeles from Stockholm, Miami from Oslo and Miami from Copenhagen. SAS is also increasing the number of departures from Stockholm to New York and Chicago and between Copenhagen and Shanghai. That means that SAS will now offer over 330,000 additional seats on its intercontinental routes in 2016.