VIA to Start Winter Season with 53,7% Increase in Passenger Traffic
OREANDA-NEWS. November 16, 2011. Vilnius International Airport (VIA) ended this year’s aviation summer season with excellent results: passenger traffic in October grew by 53.7% compared to the same period last year. Passenger traffic of the second month of autumn reached the most successful results of the same period of activity of 2008, reported the press-centre of VIA.
“This year’s autumn brought very satisfactory results and this fact once again proves that Vilnius International Airport has been implementing a purposeful strategy and chose the right flight geography development”, Minister of Transport and Communications Eligijus Masiulis summarized the activity results of the VIA.
In October Vilnius International Airport provided services for 168.2 thousand passengers and performed 2477 flights the number of which grew by 18%. In October the most popular destinations included London, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Milan and Dublin. Last month the highest number of passengers was serviced by airlines Lufthansa, Scandinavian airlines, Finnair, Wizzair, Ryanair and AirBaltic.
“Our aim for the aviation winter season is to maintain the growth rate of 30% developed during the summer season by ensuring the best result in the history of our activity”, said Director General of VIA Tomas Vaisvila.
The number of flights provided in the current flight schedule for the winter season grew by more than one third compared to the winter season last year. During the winter season of 2010–2011 VIA performed flights for 19 routes, while for the same period in 2011–2012 it has been planned to increase the number of regular flights routes up to 27.