Palanga Airport


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Palanga, a seaside resort town in western Lithuania, is also the busiest summer resort in the country owing to its beaches and sand dunes. Palanga Airport is situated close to the Baltic Sea and the ice-free port of Klaipėda, which serves as a port of call for cruise ships as well as freight transport.

Other major reasons to serve this airport

  • The countries located on the Baltic east coast, namely Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Kaliningrad region that is part of Russia, are experiencing rapid expansion;
  • Palanga Airport is situated close to the Baltic Sea and the ice-free port of Klaipėda, which has a large capacity and a modern infrastructure;
  • The entire oil industry is concentrated in the western part of Lithuania;
  • There are convenient and fast links with neighbouring countries Latvia (Liepaja region) as well as Russia (Kaliningrad Oblast);
  • The west of Lithuania has abundant wildlife and nature. With an ever-growing tourism infrastructure, it is an ideal place for tourism and recreation;
  • The west of Lithuania is the second region of the country for attracting foreign investment.

On 26 June 2011, Palanga Airport celebrated with a special event in the terminal that included nibbles and refreshments having been offered to passengers on the inaugural flight as the Lithuanian Baltic Sea coast airport regained a connection with Moscow Domodedovo by RusLine. As of December 2015, the airport is linked to Riga (airBaltic), Oslo Gardermoen (Norwegian) and Copehangen (SAS).

Marketing/and other support

  • Lithuanian Airports’ route development and marketing team is fully dedicated to the development of your airline business, marketing plans and promotion of your products.
  • We offer a variety of support to welcome and promote new routes, such as: press releases and announcements; flight opening press conferences; activities related with an inaugural flight; press trip in cooperation with tourist boards; and workshops with travel agencies.
  • Possible support from Klaipėda region.
  • Airline incentive program; please contact us for further details on the Airline Incentive Program

Lithuania is served by three commercial airports, namely Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga. Classified as the third busiest airport in the country, the facility is located near the resort town of Palanga at the Baltic Sea. Officially Palanga has the status of a city municipality and includes Šventoji, Nemirseta, Būtingė and other settlements, which are considered as part of the city of Palanga having a population of around 17,600.

Catchment Area

  • 60-minute catchment area – 400,000 population;
  • 120-minute catchment area – 500,000 population;
  • 180-minute catchment area – 700,000 population.

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

Palanga Airport doesn’t feature any freight opportunities at this stage, please contact airport for more information.

Palanga Airport is situated in an excellent geographical location with great economic potential. Having accommodated around 132,931 passengers in 2014, Palanga is the third busiest airport in Lithuania focussing on short and mid-range routes to European destinations. As of March 2016, Wizz Air will launch flights from London Luton, while LOT Polish Airlines will commence operations from Warsaw Chopin.

Geography

  • Situated in an excellent geographical location with great economic potential;
  • Located close to the Baltic Sea and 35 kilometres away from the ice-free port of Klaipėda.

Infrastructure & Operations

  • Runway: One runway (01/19) – 2,280 metres;
  • Slot Coordinated: No slot constraints;
  • Operating hours: 24/7;
  • Terminal: One terminal building, having been modernised in 2011, with a capacity of 500,000 passengers per year.

Vital Statistics

  • Passengers: 145.441 passengers served in 2015 (144.080 scheduled and 1.361 charter).
  • Freight: 113 tons of cargo served in 2015.
  • Largest carrier: SAS.
  • The airport is booming in 2016, as by 2016.11 it has already directly served 213k passengers.

Financials