Posts tagged as airport

Modernization of Palanga airport infrastructure

Monday, August 2, 2021

The European Commission (EC) has approved a public support measure for Palanga Airport in Lithuania under EU State aid rules. Investment aid amounting to €10.25 million is planned for the modernisation of the airport’s infrastructure: reconstruction of the runway, taxiway, southern and northern aircraft aprons, and refurbishment of engineering systems. The European Commission assessed the measure under EU State aid rules, in particular under the 2014 Guidelines on State Aid…

More than 150,000 passengers went through Tallinn Airport in July

Monday, August 2, 2021

The airport’s commercial manager Eero Pärgmäe reported, that more than 150,000 passengers went through Tallinn Airport in July, a coronavirus pandemic record, but it still half of the traffic before the virus took over international travel last year. People heading for flights in Tallinn recently can see a more lively airport. The airport’s commercial manager Eero Pärgmäe said they have done well in July. Most of the travelers are Estonian,…

Positive trend in Rīga Airport’s passenger numbers in June

Thursday, July 22, 2021

In June 2021, 157.7 thousand passengers were served at Riga International Airport, which is 2.8 times more than in May 2020 and 85.1% more than in May this year, according to data published July 22 by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB). The total number of flights in June was 3,116, which is twice as many as a year earlier. For the third consecutive month, the number of passengers at Riga Airport has increased…

Tallinn Airport requests further €20 million for cargo hub investment plans

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Tallinn Airport has requested an additional €20 million from the state. The airport wants to expand its facilities, particularly for cargo planes and aircraft maintenance. Economics affairs minister Taavi Aas (Center) hinted that the money might be forthcoming. Work on the development, at the southern part of the airport’s territory, has already started, and would see Tallinn increase its competitiveness as a cargo destination, relative to Riga and Vilnius airports,…

Huge problems at Rīga airport due to Covid-19 mandatory testing

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

According to LSM, since March this year, people entering Latvia from third countries have had to carry out mandatory Covid-19 tests on arrival. At the airport, this test is carried out in the corridor of the arrival terminal, before crossing the border. When several flights arrive in a short time, there are queues and crowds, Latvian Television reported May 18. Public relations specialist Signe Reinholde returned from a trip on…

Lithuanian Airports signs contract for Palanga Airport’s runway reconstruction

Monday, May 3, 2021

The reconstruction of Palanga Airport’s runway, taxiway and parts of its apron will begin in autumn 2021, with airport operations to be suspended for up to 45 days. Lithuanian Airports has announced that it has signed a contract with a Latvian construction company A.C.B. for the reconstruction of Palanga Airport’s (PLQ) runway. Upgrading of not only the runway but also of the taxiway and major parts of the apron is…

Tallinn Airport 2020 losses stood at €2 million

Monday, March 1, 2021

State-owned Tallinn Airport has posted net losses of €2 million for 2020, the result of the pandemic and its accompanying restrictions. The company’s total operating income fell 24.1 million on year to 2020, to €36.4 million, while Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) stood at €5.8 million. Turnover also fell, by 56 percent, to €20.6 million in 2020, while passenger numbers fell even more, by around 75 percent…

Lithuania blocks Chinese tech at airports over security concerns

Thursday, February 18, 2021

On Wednesday, the Lithuanian government decided to bar China’s state-controlled Nuctech from supplying X-ray scanning equipment to the country’s airports over national security concerns. “The government’s decision is that the deal is not in line with national security interests,” Rasa Jakilaitienė, the prime minister’s spokeswoman, told BNS. The cabinet held a special meeting earlier on Wednesday to discuss a conclusion by a governmental commission vetting deals by strategic enterprises that…

Rīga airport passenger turnover down 90% in January

Thursday, February 4, 2021

“In January this year, only slightly more than 50 000 passengers were serviced at Riga International airport, according to operational data published February 3. This is 90.4% fewer travelers than in January 2020” – reported by LSM.LV Last year, Riga airport serviced more than half a million passengers in January, but this year only 50 400. 15% of the travelers used the airport as a transit point to go to…

Beijing calls Lithuania’s block of Chinese tech at airports ‘politicised’

Monday, February 1, 2021

China’s embassy in Lithuania said the country’s decision to block a contract for Nuctech X-ray scanners at airports over national security fears “will be a loss to Lithuania”, wrote LRT. “The safety and reliability of Nuctech equipment is endorsed worldwide,” the embassy said in a written comment, adding that “it will be a loss to Lithuania” and “market fact will prove it”. Last week, the Lithuanian government  decided to block the…