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Growth for cargo at airports in Lithuania

Growth for cargo at airports in Lithuania

The first five months of 2017 saw a record amount of cargo handled at Lithuanian airports – Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga.

In May year-to-date the volume of handled cargo increased by 19 per cent compared to the same period last year, reaching 5,227 tonnes.

Lithuanian Airports is the operator and chief executive officer, Gediminas Almantas says increased traffic was due to the rising number of routes and frequencies as well as the strong economy.

“In 2017, seven new destinations were introduced at the airports of Lithuania: from Vilnius to Grenoble, Gothenburg, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Munich, and Saint Petersburg, from Kaunas to Naples, and from Palanga to Glasgow.

“Also, new frequencies were added on five directions: two daily to Warsaw, one daily to Frankfurt and Helsinki, two weekly to Istanbul and one weekly frequencies to Tel Aviv,” says Almantas.

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James Graham

James Graham is an award-winning transport media journalist with a long background in the commercial freight sector, including commercial aviation and the aviation supply chain. He was the initial Air Cargo Week journalist and retuned later for a stint as editor. He continues his association as editor of the monthly supplements. He has reported for the newspaper from global locations as well as the UK.

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