When on 14 July Kaunas Airport becomes the main aviation centre in Lithuania, Kauno Autobusai will introduce new services to its passengers so as to facilitate the communication with the city centre by public transport. Bus No. 29 taking passengers from Kaunas Railway Station to the airport will shuttle every 30 minutes and the new special bus No. 29E will enable passengers to reach the airport from the city centre in 20 minutes during the night time.
“Only modern, low-floor buses driven by our helpful drivers are to be used for the itinerary of bus No. 29E. We focus much on ensuring comfort for passengers, we, therefore, hope that higher frequency of buses going the direction of Kaunas Airport will contribute to more comfortable traveling. Such changes are due to the fact that Kaunas is to become the capital of flights of our country in July and August,” Mindaugas Grigelis, general manager of Kauno Autobusai, UAB, said.
On 18 August, when the reconstruction of the taxiway in Vilnius Airport is to be completed, buses No. 29 will shuttle according to the ordinary summer-time schedule and the itinerary of bus No. 29E will no longer be used.
Single tickets for both bus No. 29 and bus No. 29E will be available on-board and will cost EUR 0.80. Holders of e-tickets – Kaunas Card – will pay EUR 0.58 for a trip to or from the airport.
Donatas Voveris, executive manager of the Lithuanian Airports, welcomed the decision of Kauno Autobusai to increase the number of city buses to shuttle to Kaunas Airport and said that during the reconstruction of the taxiway the passengers who do not want or cannot drive to the airport by car will have other communication alternatives.
“Passenger-friendly new services introduced by Kauno Autobusai will make the communication between the city centre and the railway as well as the bus station simpler and more convenient. Besides, it should be noted that those willing to reach Kaunas Airport directly from Vilnius or Klaipėda will be able to do that by choosing the most appropriate time for them. Bus companies announced about ensuring regular communication with Kaunas Airport as early as this spring,” Mr. Voveris said.
Based on the flight schedule, Ollex will regularly take passengers from Klaipėda and Vilnius to Kaunas Airport. Meanwhile, the transport company Toks will have nine buses taking passengers from Vilnius bus station to Kaunas Airport every day.
About Lithuanian AirportsThe Lithuanian Airport network has three air gates in Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga. In 2016, they serviced 4.8 million passengers and 52,000 flights. During the summer season, as many as 17 airline companies offer the flights with 69 directions from the Lithuanian airports to 59 cities in 26 countries. According to the data of the Airports Council International (ACI Europe), Lithuania’s airports contribute 2.5% to Lithuania’s GDP.