As vaccination campaigns accelerate in the European continent, the challenges of the pandemic for travellers in some countries are gradually shrinking.
When comparing aviation flows in March and April of this year at three Lithuanian airports, in the last month there has already been a higher flow of passengers (30 per cent growth) and a higher number of flights (16 per cent growth).
In April 2021, more than 73 thousand passengers travelled at Lithuania airports (56 thousand in March), the number of passengers in the last month is almost the same as in October last year.
Comparing April 2021 with the record month of 2019, the total passenger traffic at Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga airports has still fallen sharply and reaches only about 14 percent of the monthly number of passengers that was two years ago.
“It is very important for us that demand grows along with supply and the market recovers organically,” says Aurimas Stikliūnas, Head of the Aviation Services Department at Lithuanian Airports.
“The airlines operating at our airports have increased the number of seats offered on airplanes by almost a third in April alone, which shows that the aviation sector is living in a mood of recovery and is rapidly investing to meet the growing demand for travel”.
In April, compared to this March, the volume of cargo transported at Lithuanian airports remained almost unchanged, almost 1,800 tons of various cargo were transported per month.