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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Monday, 10.08.2020, 19:03

Lithuanian airports lose 1.5 mln passengers due to COVID-19

BC, Vilnius, 08.07.2020.Print version
Lithuania's three international airports lost over 1.5 million passengers due to the coronavirus pandemic that started in the spring, but the situation has been improving lately, their operator said on July 8th, 2020, cites LETA/BNS.

According to Lietuvos Oro Uostai (Lithuanian Airports, LOU), passenger air travel is on the track to recovery from the stagnation it was plunged into in March.  

The three airports handled a total of 42,600 passengers in June, compared with almost 4,300 in May and over 1,400 in April.

In the second quarter of 2020, the airports served more than 3,000 flights – half of them in June. Vilnius Airport remains the country's main air gateway with 974 flights handled last month.  

LOU forecasts a further recovery of the air travel market in July as the number of destinations operated from the country's airports is expected to rise to around 70 this month, from 31 in June. However, air passenger traffic is unlikely to return to its record level, set in 2019, until late 2021. 

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