Vilnius Airport, which is a part of the Lithuanian Airport network, has launched an international public call for tenders as it begins looking for a contractor which will construct a new module of a passenger departures terminal in the northern part of the airport. After the construction of this terminal with an area of 14.4 thousand square meters is complete, the total area of all passenger terminals at Vilnius Airport will increase by a third, and passenger throughput will double - from 1 200 passengers per hour to 2 400.The reconstruction of the ground accessibility system in front of Vilnius Airport will be carried out simultaneously with the construction of the new terminal: the engineering networks will be renovated, the pavement will be replaced, and a new much more efficient transport scheme will be developed. Vilnius Airport has already launched a public call for tenders for the implementation of all these works and is currently looking for the most suitable partner.The new building will be two-storied. On its ground floor, there will be a passenger check-in area with a self-service zone where passengers will be able to check in independently both themselves and their luggage for the flight. The building will also be equipped with common public spaces, cafes and other commercial areas, and airline offices.Technical areas, such as luggage screening and sorting facilities, rooms for engineering systems are being designed in the eastern part of the building. The latest, most modern equipment will be installed. A cosy aviation security screening area, as well as departure and arrival gates for Schengen passengers are planned to be situated on the second floor. The new terminal will be connected to the existing passenger terminal by a spacious walkway, which will ensure comfortable connection between the terminals. The new terminal will also have two new airbridges, through which it will be possible to board passengers directly onto the planes.It is said that the exact amount of investment required to implement the project will be known after the end of the procurement procedure.Vilnius Airports plans to select a contractor for the construction of a new terminal through the international public tender procedure by the middle of 2022 and to start works immediately.After works are complete, passengers could be welcomed into the new terminal as early as H2 2024.The network of Lithuanian Airports includes three air gates in Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga. In 2020, 1.8 million passengers and 30 thousand flights were served at Lithuanian Airports.