Lithuania's airspace in 2017 most used by Finnair, Air Baltic, Lufthansa

  • 2018-01-07
  • LETA/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Five airlines were the most frequent users of Lithuania's airspace in 2017, namely, Finland's Finnair, Latvia's Air Baltic, Russia's Aeroflot, Germany's Lufthansa and Russia's Rossiya.

Finnair carried out 23,400 flights in Lithuania's airspace last year, down by 2.3 percent from 2016, state-owned air navigation service provider Oro Navigacija (Air Navigation) said.

The number of Air Baltic flights grew by an annual 15.9 percent to 21,700, those of Aeroflot went up by 3.6 percent to 18,500, Lufthansa rose by 4.2 percent to 17,500 and Rossiya jumped 40.7 percent to 11,700.

In 2017, the Vilnius airport was mainly used by airlines of Hungary's Wizzair (5,800 take-offs and landings, down by 15.1 pct from 2016). The main airline at the Kaunas airport was Ireland's Ryanair (3,800, down by 2.3 pct) and the Palanga airport was mainly used by Scandinavia's SAS (1,300, down by 0.6 pct).