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2019.07.22 09:00

Lithuanian Airports up to capacity limit in 2018 after year-on-year expansion

LRT.lt 2019.07.22 09:00

Since the consolidation of Lithuania’s three main airports into a single company, Lithuanian Airports is marking a 42 percent passenger increase, according to a press release.

From 2014, flight-related services in Kaunas, Palanga, and Vilnius airports have increased by 60 percent.

“We provided services to almost 2 million more passengers [last year] than in 2014,” said CEO Marius Gelžini in the press release.

According to Gelžinis, more than 4,200,000 passengers chose Lithuanian Airports in 2015, 4,700,000 in 2016, more than 5 million in 2017, and some 6,200,000 in 2018.

“Last year, all three airports almost reached their capacity limit,” said Head of Aviation Services Division Aurimas Stikliūnas. “However, after making serviceability processes more effective, all branches managed to deal with such traffic pretty well.”

According to the press release, Lithuanian Airports have reached agreements on new business-focused connections with London City Airport and locations in Germany.

Read more: LOT starts direct Vilnius to London City flights; chief plans growth in the Baltics

During 2018, Lithuanian Airports provided services to 6.3 million passengers and arranged 61,000 flights. and based on data from Airports Council International Europe (ACI Europe), Lithuanian Airports add 2.5 percent to the Lithuanian GDP.