Posts tagged as airports

Lithuanian Airports joins project dedicated to people with hidden disabilities

Friday, July 10, 2020

Lithuanian Airports continues to work towards ensuring a high-quality passenger experience for individuals that may have additional needs. The airport operator – Lithuanian Airports – has joined the international social project: The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower. The purpose of the project is to assist people with hidden disabilities, identify their needs better and help airport employees recognise passengers with concealed disabilities, as well as providing the necessary assistance on time. The…

Lithuania’s airports plan gradual resumption of air travel

Monday, April 27, 2020

With international air travel virtually suspended, Lithuania’s airports are making plans for resuming aviation. State support will be vital for the sector to survive, according to the CEO of Lithuanian Airports. Flights from Lithuania to the key hubs of Frankfurt, Copenhagen and Warsaw will resume first, so that the country is accessible by air, said Marius Gelžinis. “Later on, the second step would be to resume the flights for our…

Lithuanian Airports reports 16.4% decline in passenger growth

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

The three international airports in Lithuania have served around 1.104 million passengers in the first quarter of this year. This represents a 16.4% decline compared to the figures registered in the same three-month period of 2019. The massive drop is attributed to plummeting travel demand and cancellation of nearly all flights due to Covid-19 pandemic. Lithuanian Airports Aviation Services head Aurimas Stikliūnas said: “The virus hit countless businesses across various…

New electric buses at Vilnius, Riga and Warsaw airports will replace old ones

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Baltic Ground Services (BGS), which is part of the Lithuanian-owned, Warsaw-listed aviation business group Avia Solutions Group, is set to invest 30 mln euros in electric buses at airports. The first such buses will replace the old ones at Vilnius, Riga and Warsaw airports in March 2020, Avia Solutions Group said. BGS will lease the buses, manufactured by China’s Yutong Bus, from AviaAM Finance Leasing China, another company of Avia Solutions Group.…

Increase in tourists staying overnight and using airports

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Tourists staying overnight in Estonia increased by four percent in July 2019 compared with the same time period last year, figures from Statistics Estonia show. In July 524,000 foreign tourists stayed in accommodation establishments in Estonia. The majority, 42 percent, were from Finland, followed by nine percent from Germany, seven percent from Russia and six percent from Latvia. The number of foreign tourists increased by eight percent from July 2018.…

Explosive devices found in two London airports and Waterloo station

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

British counter-terrorism police launched an investigation on Tuesday after three suspicious packages were received in buildings at London’s Heathrow and City airports and Waterloo mainline railway station in the city centre. “The packages — all A4-sized white postal bags containing yellow Jiffy bags — have been assessed by specialist officers to be small improvised explosive devices,” police said in a statement. “The Met Police Counter Terrorism Command is treating the incidents…