1 July 2014
Network of Lithuanian Airports launched today
Today, 1 July 2014, marks the first day of operation of State Enterprise Lithuanian Airports (Lith. Valstybės įmonė Lietuvos oro uostai (LTOU)) with its three branches – Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga. Gediminas Almantas, former head of State Enterprise Vilnius International Airport, has taken the position of CEO of LTOU.
Passengers flying from and to Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga will not sense any changes. Aircrafts will take off and land as before; all operations of the airports will take place as usual. In the meantime, the administration of activities of the three Lithuanian airports will become more effective and modern.
Artūras Stankevičius, former airfield operations manager at Kaunas Airport, has become the Director of LTOU Vilnius branch. Bruno Kaspar, former head of strategic development projects at the Infrastructure Department of Vilnius Airport is now in charge of Kaunas branch, while Marius Gelžinis, former head of ground handling at Palanga Airport, has become the new leader of Palanga branch.
LTOU operates under the principle of airport network. Such a method of managing several or several tens of airports is very popular worldwide. The networks of Scandinavian airports are especially successful.
Following the good global practice and the experience accumulated in Lithuanian airports, the new organisation will not only seek to ensure aviation security and effective management and development of airport infrastructure. LTOU is determined to improve the quality of airport services, to increase their diversity as well as to apply contemporary management methods and systems in order to ensure that the airports of Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga do not only develop and use their infrastructure effectively but also improve the quality of passenger services and expand their range. What is more, one of the key strategic targets for LTOU is the development of the Route Development Fund. This fund will aim at attracting and maintaining new routes from the three network’s airports.
It should also be noted that the completed merger into a single network did not make the airports of Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga lose their identity, i.e. the individual brands of the three airports used to this day are remaining. They only are supplemented by a logo of the airport network.
About Lithuanian Airports
The network of State Enterprise Lithuanian Airports is comprised of the airports of Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga, which together handled over 3.5 million passengers in 2013. Currently, 21 airlines operate flights to 54 destinations in 26 countries in Europe and beyond it from Lithuanian Airports.
LTOU Communications Service
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