Representatives of the Lithuanian tourism business lack information about airlines' plans to fly passengers during the summer reconstruction of the Vilnius airport, which is expected to pull down the number of travelers in Lithuania by 40 percent and lead to higher prices of trips.
At the Vilnius Airport
© DELFI / Karolina Pansevič

"Our forecast is that number of passengers will decline by at least 40 percent when the airport is closed, as compared with last year. This means that 40 percent of seats will not be moved to the Kaunas airport," Žydrė Gavelienė, president of the National Tourism Business Association, told a news conference on Thursday.

The possibility is not ruled out that the runway reconstruction in Vilnius may last more than 35 days in July and August, and the uncertainty about the airport's operations may put off people from traveling to the Lithuanian capital for most of the summer.

Gaveliene expressed certitude that this would benefit airports of the largest neighboring states.

Prime Minister expects LNG terminal charge to be cut in December

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis expects that the Energy Ministry 's row with Achemos...

UK-based tech firm establishing developer team in Vilnius

The rapidly growing UK -based tech firm Velocity Black is establishing a developer team in its...

Central bank has no info on Swedbank's links to Syria's chemical weapons

The central Bank of Lithuania says it has no information to confirm claims by Swedish media about...

Vilnius to buy 50 new buses for EUR 19 mln

Vilnius will buy 50 new low-floor buses for 19.39 million euros from Adampolis , the Lithuanian...

Viciunai establishes enterprise in Tbilisi hoping to double sales

Viciunu Grupe (Viciunai Group), a business group controlled by Visvaldas Matijosaitis, mayor of...