The number of passengers at Lithuanian airports increased by 16.5 percent during the first month of this year, compared to the same calendar period last year, the state enterprise Lithuanian Airports reports.
Gediminas Almantas
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Kaunas Airport served as much as 29 percent more passengers, while Vilnius Airport and Palanga Airport had 15 percent and 0.2 percent more passengers, respectively.

"The beginning of this year is really record-breaking for us - the number of passengers at all the three airports has significantly exceeded the lasts years result. A look at the number of passengers at Kaunas Airport, which increased almost by one third, alone suggests that the Lithuanian civil aviation is showing spectacular results," says Gediminas Almantas, CEO of the state enterprise Lithuanian Airports.

All the three Lithuanian airports served record-high numbers of passengers in the last month: this January Vilnius Airport served 203,500 people, Kaunas Airport - over 44,000 and Palanga Airport - more than 9,000.

According to Almantas, such an increase in the number of passengers shows strengthening of the national economy as well as increased mobility of people. With these numbers of passengers, the airports are playing a growing role in the Lithuanian economic growth.

This January, the Lithuanian airports operated 5.7 percent more flights.

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