During the period from 14 July till 18 August 2017, when the runway of Vilnius Airport will be under reconstruction, the majority of airlines will divert their flights to Kaunas Airport. Connections to the major cities of Europe will remain great, and the number of flights going in certain directions may even increase, making this a perfect opportunity to plan a trip Kaunas for your summer holidays.
Currently, there are 18 airlines having regular flights to Vilnius Airport, of which 15 (83 percent) already confirmed their plans to divert flights to Kaunas and Palanga Airports.
Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Finnair, Lufthansa, LOT Polish Airlines, SAS – these and other airlines will operate according to pre-approved schedules, i.e. the reconstruction of the runway of Vilnius Airport will have no effect on intensity of flights and mobility of passengers.
“Agreements have been reached with an increasing number of airlines that will divert their flights to Kaunas Airport. Connections to Lithuania during the reconstruction of runway of Vilnius Airport will not become worse, and there may even be more flights in certain directions. For example, AirBaltic considers flying a larger aircraft to Amsterdam for more people to reach this city, said Director of Vilnius Air Port Artūras Stankevičius. According to him, the majority of airlines already started selling tickets to Kaunas Airport instead of Vilnius.
Low-cost airlines operating in Lithuanian Airports did not publish any fundamental changes in their schedules. For example, Wizzair, the company, which serves the most passengers in Vilnius, will move to Kaunas Airport for 35 days, and will operate its 114 routine flights as usual.
In order to ensure quality customer service, an additional car parking lot will be built nearby the Kaunas Airport, also reconstructing a passenger terminal. Also, two additional temporary departure and arrival spaces will be set up, namely, a terminal for departing passengers (covering the area of 3445 m2) and a terminal for those who arrive (1000 m2).