The year that has begun keeps demonstrating sparse number of flights. In comparison to January of the previous year, the flight flows decreased by 57.6 percent and comprised a little bit more than 8 thousand flights, whereas the number of overflights decreased by 53.5 percent (6.7 thousand flights).
“In accordance with the forecasts provided by EUROCONTOL, the flight flows shall remain small in numbers during the first quarter of this year. In the nearest future a fractional recovery is expected during the Easter period only. As for the overflight market, hopes are associated with cargo flights, which currently transport the vaccines,” stated the Acting Chief Executive Officer of state enterprise Oro Navigacija Redvita Četkauskienė.
According to R. Četkauskienė, the airlines transporting the vaccine are encouraged to mark this information on the flight plan in order to be granted operational privileges and to be ensured favourable conditions for avoiding delays and carrying out the flights as efficiently as possible. During the last week only one flight that received services within the airspace of Lithuania had such additional information marked on the flight plan.
In January most of the overflights across Lithuania were to the Russian Federation, namely, air traffic controllers provided services to 2120 flights. Germany was in the second place with 1023 flights that received services, whereas China took the third place with 440 flights that were provided air navigation services.
During the previous month the biggest number of the flights from Lithuania were executed to Riga (80 flights), London (79 flights) and Warsaw (57 flights).
During January of this year the following airlines organised the biggest number of flights within the airspace of Lithuania: Russian airlines Aeroflot (487 flights), Latvian airlines Air Baltic (367 flights) and Russian airlines Rossiya Airlines, the aircraft of which crossed the airspace of Lithuania 306 times.
In January most of the aircraft took off and landed at Vilnius airport – 927 aircraft were provided services at this airport, which is 72.7 percent less than during the same period last year. Kaunas Airport provided services to 280 aircraft (64 percent less than last year), air traffic controllers in Šiauliai provided services to 137 aircraft (22 percent less than last year), while Palanga Airport provided services to 80 aircraft (76.5 percent less than last year).
The busiest day for all flights was the 9th of January. 315 aircraft were up in the airspace 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.
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