More than half a million travelers were served by Lithuanian Airports in May, an all time monthly record, the company announced.
Compared to May 2016, the number of passengers this May increased by 13.3 percent to about 510,000, the best monthly result in Lithuania’s aviation history, the company said.
According to Gediminas Almantas, CEO of Lithuanian Airports, the main reasons for the surge in the passenger flow were the increased number of flight destinations and flights, economic growth and competitive ticket pricing.
“The number of passengers this year, including May, grew in all world markets, therefore, we can see a global trend,” he added.
In his words, flight ticket prices are 10 percent lower this year compared to the same period in 2016, mostly due to lower fuel prices and intense competition between carriers.
Lithuanian Airports includes three airports — in capital city Vilnius, Kaunas, the second largest city in the country, and the seaside resort of Palanga.
The company introduced seven new destinations from the three airports this year and increased the number of flights on the most popular routes.
Nearly 400,000 passengers were served at Vilnius airport, while Kaunas and Palanga airports served 84,000 and 26,000 passengers respectively in May.
As reported earlier, Vilnius airport will be closed from July 14 to August 17 this year due to the reconstruction of the runway.
During the reconstruction, flights will be moved to Kaunas airport. After the reconstruction, Vilnius airport will be ready to receive more aircraft, Lithuanian Airports said earlier.