SE Oro Navigacija

Flight Number Continues to Grow: Increase of Almost 7% in December and 5% over the Year

The number of flights, handled over incomplete December 2017, was almost by 7% higher than in the same period of 2016. From the 1st to 26th of December the total number of flights made up 15,240 and was more by 952 flights than in the same period of 2016.

According to preliminary data, in the period from the 1st to 26th of December the largest number of aircraft overflew the territory of the Republic of Lithuania by transit (11,507), which made up 75.5% of the total flight number. In this period air traffic controllers handled by 745 (6.92%) flights more than in the same period of 2016.

The greatest number of aircraft were taking off from and landing at Vilnius airport (2,848), making up almost three fourths (73.6%) of all flights handled in all Lithuanian international airports in the period from the 1st to 26th of December. There were more by 130 flights handled in Vilnius, compared to the same period in 2016.

In the above-mentioned period of 2017, air traffic controllers handled 534 aircraft taking off from and landing at Kaunas airport (more by 10 flights than in 2016). The number of flights handled in Šiauliai and Palanga made up 251 (more by 25 flights) and 234 (more by 16 flights), respectively.

Throughout the period from the 1st of January to the 26th of December 2017, the total number of flights performed in the Lithuanian airspace made up 240,229, i.e. more by 11,929 (5.23%) flights than in the same period in 2016. Out of this number, 183,007 were transit flights over the territory of the Lithuanian Republic (76.2% of all flights). The largest number of aircraft movements was handled in Vilnius airport: 38,796, i.e. by 2,094 less than in the same period of 2016. Decrease was mostly due to the runway reconstruction works in Vilnius airport which took place in summer. During the reconstruction, flights from Vilnius were redirected to Kaunas, which resulted in considerable growth of number of flights handled in Kaunas airport: over the period from the 1st of January to the 26th of December, the number of aircraft handled in Kaunas made up 11,649 (7,542 in the same period in 2016). In the said period the number of flights handled in Šiauliai and Palanga were 4,969 and 4,382, respectively (4,570 and 3,879 in 2016).

In the period January–November 2017 the State Enterprise Oro navigacija received 27 million 263 thousand euros in revenue. In the same period of 2016 revenue of the enterprise made up 25 million 995 thousand euros.

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