Palanga Airport One of Fastest Growing Airports in Europe

According to the European airport traffic statistics for April 2016 released by Airports Council International Europe (ACI EUROPE), Palanga Airport is rated as one of the fastest growing air gateways in the whole continent. In April 2016, 19.4 thousand passengers travelled through Palanga Airport, i.e. 87.3% more compared to the previous year.

“The merger of Lithuanian airports and their joint development strategy proved to be a success – the team, which is driven by common objectives, can do it faster and more effectively. Consequently, this year Palanga sees a more-than-double increase in the airlines operating at Palanga Airport compared to the previous year, which also resulted in a considerable growth in passenger traffic. Despite that, we are not going to stop and we are continuously in the search for development opportunities,” noted Marius Gelžinis, Director of Palanga Airport.

According to the data of Lithuanian Airports, the passenger traffic statistics for May are even more impressive – the number of travellers choosing this air gateway skyrocketed from 10.7 to 21.2 thousand over the year, i.e. by 98% or nearly twice.

According to Marius Gelžinis, the growth of flights through Palanga Airport was rapid this year: low-cost airlines Wizz Air and Ryanair launched flights to London; Polish airline LOT flies to Warsaw.

There will be even more noise produced by airplanes in Palanga this week – the Russian airline Rusline is making a return for the summer on 19 June; Belavia and Ukraine International Airlines will commence operations as well; hence, an even greater growth in passenger traffic is expected.

According to ACI EUROPE, the airport passenger traffic growth across the European airport network was rather dynamic during the first months of 2016, reaching 3.7%. The situation in Lithuania was even better: during January-April this year passenger traffic at Lithuanian airports rose 15.3%, compared to the same period last year. 1.12 million passengers were serviced during four months in 2015; the figure went up to 1.29 million this year.



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