The total number of flights operated by the air traffic controllers of state enterprise Oro Navigacija during the previous month increased 1.7 times in comparison to the same period last year and amounted to 17.5 thousand flights. As for the entire third quarter this year, the total number of flights increased 1.6 times in comparison to the results of 2020.
The number of transit flight in September increased 1.8 times and comprised 13.5 thousand flights. Most of transit flights across Lithuania last month were to the Russian Federation as air traffic controllers provided services to 4640 flights. Germany came second with 1351 flights and Latvia took the third place with 936 flights.
When assessing the terminal flights during the previous month the following top three countries are singled out: United Kingdom (253 flights), Germany (206 flights) and Latvia (118 flights).
The leading airlines which executed the highest number of flights within the airspace of the Republic of Lithuania during September this year were Air Baltic (1529 flights), Ryanair (1291 flights), Aeroflot (1031 flights) and Finnair, the aircraft of the latter crossed the airspace of the Republic of Lithuania 1008 times.
In September most of the aircraft took off and landed at Vilnius Airport, where 2.9 thousand aircraft were serviced and this number is higher than during the same period last year by 52 percent. 775 aircraft received services at Kaunas Airport (37 percent more than last year). 38 aircraft were serviced at Palanga Airport (88 percent less than last year and the decrease was caused by the renovation works at Palanga Airport), whereas 263 aircraft were provided services by the air traffic controllers at Šiauliai Airport (21 percent less than last year).
The peak day of all the flights during the last month was the 17th of September. 673 aircraft crossed the airspace of the Republic of Lithuania on that day.
About the air navigation services provided by the enterprise:
In every country seeking to ensure that flights take place safely, efficiently and on time, aircraft are provided air navigation services from the moment the aircraft leaves the parking zone until it lands at the destination airport. State enterprise Oro Navigacija provides these services within the Lithuanian airspace and at Lithuanian airports. The airlines pay route and terminal charges for using the airspace and the air navigation services provided within it. These charges comprise the reimbursement of the expenses incurred by the country, the airspace of which is used. Oro Navigacija covers its expenses from its main activity, i.e., delivery of air navigation services, entirely, and is not maintained from the state budget.
For more information:
Head of Communications
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SE „Oro navigacija“
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Company code: 210060460
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Tel.: +370 706 94 502