The aviation summer which started at the end of March brought a positive change to the flight results of April. The moderately improving situation in the aviation sector is also proven by the fact that in comparison to April of the last year, when the airports around the world were closing down, this April the flight flows increased by 123 percent and amounted to 9.5 thousand flights.
“In comparison to April of the previous year, this year April seems to be rather promising. Nevertheless, the current flight flow scenarios forecast that the aviation will return to the results of 2019, when it experienced growth, in 2024 at the earliest. Consistent growth of flight flows is expected in the forecasts, nevertheless, the tendency of growth is rather evident. This tendency is also proven by intensifying rates of vaccination. People are becoming braver and plan longer holidays. While the aviation sector is being pro-active as well and undertakes all the possible measures to control the possible risks, simultaneously maintaining the safety of all the implemented operations and the passengers themselves”, stated the acting Chief Executive Officer of state enterprise Oro Navigacija Redvita Četkauskienė.
In April the number of overflights increased by 120 percent and amounted to 7.5 thousand flights. During the last month most of the overflights across the Republic of Lithuania were to the Russian Federation and air traffic controllers provided services to 2634 flights. Germany was the second with 1091 flight and China was third with 494 flights.
Assessing the results of terminal flights in April most of these flights from Lithuania were to Germany (104 flights), Latvia (99 flights) and Poland (79 flights).
During April this year most of the flights within the airspace of the Republic of Lithuania were executed by Russian airlines Aeroflot (573 flights), Latvian airlines Air Baltic (496 flights) and Russian airlines Pobeda Airlines, the aircraft of which executed 352 flights over the Republic of Lithuania.
In April the biggest number of aircraft took off and landed at Vilnius Airport, where 1090 aircraft were provided services which comprises almost four times more than during the same period last year. 309 aircraft (28 percent more than last year) received the services at Kaunas Airport, 247 aircraft (11 percent less than last year) received services at Šiauliai Airport, whereas 78 aircraft received services at Palanga Airport and the latter number increased thirteen times in comparison to April of the previous year.
The peak day of the month was the 29th of April. 375 aircraft was up in 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.
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