Posts tagged as airport

Tallinn Airport’s July passenger numbers grow over 3-fold m-o-m

Thursday, August 6, 2020

In July, 75,682 passengers passed through Tallinn Airport, which is approximately 24% of the volume of passengers in July last year; however, the number of passengers more than tripled compared to June 2020. “In the last two months, the number of destinations has increased significantly, offering people the opportunity to fly for both holidays and business trips. In July, flights to Warsaw, Milan, Dusseldorf, Edinburgh and Dublin were resumed,” Riivo…

Kaunas Airport reopens for regular flights

Monday, June 1, 2020

Kaunas Airport in Lithuania’s second biggest city resumes flights to destinations in the Netherlands and Norway on Monday, the first regular services to reopen since the coronavirus quarantine started. The Hungarian airline Wizz Air will be operating flights to the Dutch city of Eindhoven as well as Alesund and Bergen in Norway on Mondays and Fridays. On Thursday, Wizz Air also plans to resume flights from Kaunas to another Norwegian…

No more COVID-19 tests at airport in Latvia

Monday, May 18, 2020

As scheduled flights resume, COVID-19 tests will no longer be carried out on-site at the airport and port of Riga, said the Ministry of Health on May 18. Arriving persons will be able to apply for tests in general order, by contacting their GP or by calling 8303. The changes take effect on Monday, May 18. Until now, COVID-19 tests at the airport and port were provided  by the Emergency…

Lithuanian airport reps, health specialists to discuss actions over situation in Italy

Monday, February 24, 2020

As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases has reached 152 in Italy, representatives of Lithuanian airports are meeting with specialists from the National Public Health Center to discuss additional protection measures at Lithuania’s airports. “We are soon meeting with NPHC specialists who are on watch at airports and we will discuss additional possibilities I wouldn’t want to specify as we still need to decide. But we will speak about additional…

Palanga Airport received a brand-new fire rescue vehicle: similar models are in use at the world’s busiest airports

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

In December 2019, Lithuanian Airports received a brand-new, modern airport fire rescue vehicle. The vehicle is now fully ready for service. The new Rosenbauer Panther will be stationed at Palanga Airport. Similar or identical models of the Austrian manufacturer are in service at some of the world’s busiest airports, like London, Dubai and Singapore. Newest technology The newest fire rescue vehicle was delivered to Palanga Airport in December 2019. After…

Planespotting site for photographers and skygazers opens at Vilnius Airport

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Vilnius Airport has opened a planespotting site catered for families, enthusiasts and photographers, according to a press release. The site includes an elevated part adapted for photographers, as well as a shelter and benches. In 2020, information stands will display information on most frequently seen aircrafts, the machinery used at the airport and a general plan of the area. A children’s playground is also planned for next year.   Th…

Tallinn Airport passenger numbers reach new record this year

Friday, December 6, 2019

Tallinn Airport served over three million passengers in the first 11 months of 2019, which is 8.9% more than in the same period last year, the end of November also saw the surpassing of last year’s passenger record, when over 3 mln passengers passed through the airport for the first time, informed LETA. Namely, altogether 3,007,644 passengers passed through Tallinn Airport in 2018, while altogether 3,032,261 passengers have been served in the…

Infrastructure at Riga Airport is developing

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

The infrastructure at Riga Airport is developing, but at a slightly slower rate than the airlines operating there, said Artūrs Saveļjevs, a board member of the airport, in an interview with Latvian Radio October 22. Saveļjevs noted that Riga Airport is one of the fastest growing airports in Europe, placing considerable pressure on both airport infrastructure and staff. Consequently during the busiest peak hours, especially in summer, lines tend to be longer than travellers would…

US government charter flight catches fire in Ireland, shuts down airport

Friday, August 16, 2019

A total of 159 passengers and crew on an Air Force-chartered flight were evacuated via emergency slides at Ireland’s Shannon Airport after the jet’s landing gear caught fire, media reports said Friday. Air traffic controllers stopped Omni Air International’s Boeing 767-300 at 6:15 a.m. on Thursday as it taxied for takeoff, when they noticed smoke and flames coming from the left landing gear, according to Irish newspaper The Journal. Emergency…

Operator to add business campus to Tallinn Airport by 2035

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The operator of Tallinn’s Lennart Meri Airport, state-owned AS Tallinna Lennujaam, announced on Wednesday that it is planning to add a business campus to the airport’s existing structures. The project, adding some 150,000 square metres of new commercial space to the local market, is to be completed by 2035. The company’s Wednesday press release made reference to a plot at its disposal located on Tartu Road close to the airport…