Vilnius International Airport is the commanding aviation hub for the country of Lithuania, located in the capital city of Vilnius six kilometres south of the city centre. The airport is an exponentially growing passenger transport entity serving more than three million passengers per year and the largest of the four airports in the country. Ryanair, Wizz Air and Small Planet Airlines are based out of Vilnius International Airport.
The growing aviation hub features one runway, a newly developed terminal and six passenger boarding bridges. Traveller services include many restaurants and bars such as the popular traditional ŠVYTURYS, Lighthouse Restaurant and a multitude of cafes highlighted by the Coffee Republic and Crustum. Other notable offerings include currency exchange, a variety of boutique shops, duty-free area and children’s playground.
Public transportation to and from Vilnius International Airport is served by the Vilnius Airport Railway Station which provides direct transit to the city centre’s Central Railway Station. There is also an intercity bus network that accommodates transit from the airport to Klaipėda.
The Vilnius International Airport began as a flagship carrier equipped with a variety of Soviet-era aircraft. Modern Boeing and Saab turboprop planes replaced the outdated equipment soon after the airport’s establishment.