Airport news

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.

2017 06 27

Kaunas Airport is waiting for a backup – a descent of several hundreds of employees from Vilnius
Not only the majority of flights and passengers will be transferred from Vilnius to the Kaunas Airport, which will become the Lithuanian gateway to the world for 35 summer days, in a few weeks, but also a few hundreds of employees, the majority of whom will be aviation security specialists. Moreover, the Kaunas Airport will be assisted by more than 100 temporary employees, several dozen volunteers and, if necessary, - specialists from the Palanga Airport, who will help it cope with passenger flows that will increase during the period from the 14th of July till the 18th of August.

2017 06 22

After the Territory of Vilnius Airport is Reorganised, Passengers will Enjoy a New Transport Scheme
Due to increasing numbers of passengers and flights, Vilnius Airport started reorganising the territory of the arrival terminal. As soon as in 2018, after the implementation of the reconstruction plan, taxi drivers and buses will drop off and pick up passengers at the transportation hub located farther away from the terminal, while access to the airport territory will be controlled by a barrier.

2017 06 19

Traffic Changes at the Car Park Near Vilnius Airport
Some changes have occurred near the accesses to Vilnius Airport. From today, 15 free parking minutes at the short-term car park in front of the passengers arrival terminal will be available without restrictions instead of once per day.

2017 06 16

Toilets at Vilnius Airport are being Renovated
In preparation for the runway reconstruction that will begin in less than a month, Vilnius Airport started internal restructurings by investing in major and minor repairs of toilet rooms. At the moment, some of the toilet rooms at the main airport of the country have already been repaired, while the remaining rooms are waiting for their turn. This year, toilet repairs will be completed in summer, and more changes are planned for 2018.

2017 06 15

Passenger Throughput in Vilnius Airport Increases
Air transport in Lithuania has never been more popular: this year, airport congestion reached unprecedented levels, so Lithuanian Airports took additional measures to speed up passenger registration and checks. Until the end of the next year, passenger throughput at Vilnius Airport will increase by 60%.

2017 06 14

The Head of Lithuanian Airports was Re-Elected to the Board of ACI Europe
Gediminas Almantas, the CEO at Lithuanian Airports, was re-elected to the Board of Airports Council International Europe (ACI Europe). It consists of 24 members, and most of them are at the head of major European airports. The representative of Lithuania is the only Board member from the entire region of the Baltic states.

2017 06 09

Survey: Two Thirds of the Country’s Residents are Aware of the Reconstruction of the Runway in Vilnius Airport
More and more residents of the country know about the reconstruction of the runway in Vilnius Airport, which will take place from 14 July 2017 to 23:59 on 17 August, and their approval of this project increases. Such results were revealed during the second survey* conducted by the market research company “Spinter” on behalf of Lithuanian Airports in May 2017 to find out the opinion of the residents of the country as well as their awareness of the approaching project of Vilnius Airport. .

2017 06 08

NIB finances improvements at Lithuania’s airports
The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and Lithuanian Airports have signed a 15 year loan agreement totalling EUR 29.6 million to co-finance upgrades to Lithuania’s three airports: Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga.

2017 06 07

In May, Lithuanian Airports Handled More Passengers than Ever in the History of Aviation in Lithuania
May 2017 became symbolic in the history of Lithuanian aviation because Lithuanian Airports handled more than half a million passengers, i.e. 13.3% more than during the same period last year, and achieved the best result in the history of Lithuanian aviation. Until now, the record month in terms of the number of passengers was August 2016 when 481,000 passengers, that is, 6% fewer than in May 2017, were transported.