From the beginning of June, the capital’s riders will wait for their clients at the Vilnius Airport in the place specially dedicated for them, whereas passengers will be able to find the called-up vehicle even easier. Responding to passengers’ needs, Vilnius Airport will soon renew and single out by special marks a short-term parking lot just 30 meters away from the airport terminal in which riders will be able to wait conveniently for their passengers.
“An increasing number of passengers have used rider services at the Vilnius Airport for which provision we have not yet had a special place. Therefore, having responding to our passengers’ needs, in the largest and most convenient short-term parking lot (the lot is marked by P2 in the scheme) improvements will be made that will enable the arriving passengers looking for a called up car to find it in an easy way”, told the Head of Vilnius Airport Dainius Čiuplys.
Riding companies will also contribute to the changes by marking the point of passenger pick-up in this lot in their applications. One of the first riders providing their services in this parking plot belong to the Bolt platform, however the solution is presented and discussions on cooperation are held with all companies providing these services.
It is claimed that this parking lot is convenient not only for vehicles providing ride services – passengers may reach the city from the aforementioned parking lot using the shared-ride service which has been already provided in this place by CityBee.
“175 spaces for light duty cars are available in this parking lot. The number or riders, of course, each time depends on the peak of flights and the total number of calls. However riders will have the right to stop in free spaces of the lot, the closest to the pedestrian crossing leading to the terminal. A light-box and indications that will be installed in the first part of June will help riders accessing this parking lot easier”, stated Mr. Čiuplys.
To make a trip home after a flight quicker, the airport representative recommends the passengers calling a car not just upon landing, but already after the disembarkation from the plane or while waiting for one’s baggage.
As a survey of the previous year shows, the major part – 37 percent of Vilnius Airport passengers still ask their family members, friends or colleagues to pick them up, however the use of riders’ services has also increased and already reached nearly 11 percent.
About Vilnius Airport
Vilnius Airport belongs to the Lithuanian airport network that operates three airports in Vilnius, Kaunas, and Palanga. During 2018, they serviced 6.3 million passengers and 61 thousand flights. During the summer season, 14 airlines organize direct flights in 86 regular directions to 67 cities in 27 countries. Based on the data of the Airports Council International (ACI Europe), Lithuanian Airports contribute to the Lithuania’s GDP by 2.5 percent.