Airport news

2014 07 09

airBaltic Pilots Go Green With iPads
Latvian airline airBaltic has introduced Apple iPads into the pilot’s cockpit as a modernization investment, which will provide operational efficiency and will lead to savings on paper and fuel consumption.

2014 07 04

Shuttle buses from Minsk to Vilnius and Kaunas airports already on the road
From now on, it will be even faster and more convenient for the passengers from the neighbouring Belarus to reach the airports of Vilnius and Kaunas. Loukost, a subsidiary company of the transport group Alizana based in Minsk, launched express shuttle routes Minsk-Kaunas Airport and back. This month a stop at Vilnius Airport will be added to this route.

2014 07 01

Network of Lithuanian airports launched today
Today, 1 July 2014, marks the first day of operation of State Enterprise Lithuanian Airports (Lith. Valstybės įmonė Lietuvos oro uostai (LTOU)) with its three branches – Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga. Gediminas Almantas, former head of State Enterprise Vilnius International Airport, has taken the position of CEO of LTOU.

2014 06 26

Palanga Airport records growth in passenger traffic and flights
Over the first five months this year, Palanga International Airport (PIA) handled 5 per cent more passengers compared to the same period in 2013. Currently, the Scandinavian airline SAS operates regular flights to Copenhagen, airBaltic to Riga, Norwegian Air Shuttle to Oslo and RusLine to Moscow.

2014 06 02

Notice of Merger of state enterprise Vilnius International Airport, state enterprise Kaunas Airport and state enterprise Palanga International Airport
We are pleased to inform that, effective as of 1st of July 2014, the following will occur:
- SE Kaunas Airport and SE Palanga International Airport will be merged into SE Vilnius International Airport, with SE Vilnius International Airport as the surviving entity taking over rights, obligations and contracts of SE Kaunas Airport and SE Palanga International Airport;
- SE Vilnius International Airport will change its name to SE Lithuanian Airports (in Lithuanian - Valstybės įmonė Lietuvos oro uostai);
- SE Lithuanian Airports will be structured as a company with three branches - Vilnius Airport, Kaunas Airport and Palanga Airport. All three airports shall operate in the Lithuanian airport network;
- SE Kaunas Airport and SE Palanga International Airport will cease to exist as separate legal entities after the merger. Vilnius airport, Kaunas airport and Palanga airport shall continue their operations uninterrupted in full scope.

2014 05 16

Ryanair, Europe’s favourite low fares airline, today (15 May) launched its Lithuanian 2014 winter schedule, with 20 routes in total in Kaunas and Vilnius, which will deliver 1.3m customers p.a. and support 1,300* on-site jobs at Kaunas and Vilnius airports.

2014 05 13

For winter holidays SAS will offer direct flights between Oslo and Vilnius
Scandinavian Airlines SAS will offer its customers direct return flights between Oslo and Vilnius on December 19, 21, 26, 28, and on January 4 and 5 of the coming year. Flights between the Norwegian and Lithuanian capitals will be operated by Boeing 737-700, flight tickets will be available for purchase from May 13, 2014.

2014 04 30

Turkish Airlines increase Vilnius service to 6 flights a week.
Due to strong demand on its Vilnius route, Turkish Airlines, the 3rd largest carrier in Europe, increases its flights between Vilnius and Istanbul today. Effective from the 28th of April, the schedule increases from 3 weekly to 6 weekly flights. The additional three flights operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays using Airbus 319 and Airbus 320 aircrafts, which are configured for two classes; Business and Economy.

2014 04 30

Air Lituanica resumes flights to Amsterdam
Starting from 31 August the airline Air Lituanica launches daily flights to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The flights will be operated in the morning time. Passengers will have even more opportunities to travel across the world through Amsterdam by connecting flights.

2014 04 08

Air Lituanica summer flight map to add Billund destination
Airline company Air Lituanica is to add one more destination to the summer season flight schedule and is to offer flights to the Danish town Billund. This destination shall become the ninth European city that can be reached from Vilnius International Airport with Air Lituanica.