Lithuanian Airports Terminates Vilnius Airport Terminal Contract
Lithuanian Airports and construction company Mitnija have agreed to terminate the contract for the construction of a new passenger departures terminal at Vilnius Airport. Such a decision was made because the financial challenges in the aviation sector due to the pandemic aggravated the search for the project’s funding and prevented the timely start of the project, construction work have been suspended for more than four months. Lithuanian Airports, in turn, plan to immediately issue a new international public procurement tender to select a contractor and to ensure the continuity of the project.
Lithuanian Airports hope that the procedures of the prospective international public procurement will go smoothly. Therefore, the company plans that contract with the new contractor selected through the tender procedure will be signed before the end of this year.
A new module of passenger departure terminal of energy efficiency class A++ at Vilnius Airport will be built in the northern part of the port, between the new VIP Terminal and Conference centre and the old terminal. After the new passenger terminal will be built, the total area of the terminals of Vilnius Airport will increase by a third, and passenger throughput will grow more than twofold (from 900 to 2 400 passengers per hour).
The new terminal will be two-story. On the ground floor there will be passenger check-in and public spaces, cafes, airline offices. A cosy security check area and departures area for Schengen passengers are planned to be equipped on the second floor.
The building will be equipped with necessary technical spaces - luggage screening and sorting facilities, premises of engineering systems. A spacious gallery, that will ensure convenient connectivity between the terminals, will connect the new terminal with the existing passenger terminal.
The network of Lithuanian Airports includes three air gateways in Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga. In 2020, 1.8 million passengers and 30 thousand flights were served at Lithuanian Airports.