|Kaunas International Airport
Kauno Oro uostas
|IATA: KUN – ICAO: EYKA|
|Owner||Ministry of Transport and Communications|
|Operator||SE "Kaunas Airport"|
|Elevation AMSL||256 ft / 78 m|
|Aircraft movements total||NA|
|Cargo (t) total||NA|
|Sources: Lithuanian AIP at EUROCONTROL|
Kaunas International Airport (Lithuanian: Kauno tarptautinis oro uostas), (IATA: KUN, ICAO: EYKA) which serves Kaunas, Lithuania, is the second busiest civil airport in Lithuania after Vilnius Airport and the fourth busiest in the Baltic states.
Kaunas Airport was the fastest growing airport in the Baltic states in 2009 and 2010. The airport mainly serves international passenger and cargo flights and is located in Karmėlava, 14 km (8.7 mi) northeast of the Kaunas city centre. Kaunas Airport can handle planes up to the size of a Boeing 747, Antonov An-124 or similar jets. On 4 May 2010 low-cost airline Ryanair opened a base at Kaunas Airport, and is the largest airline at the airport.
Kaunas International Airport started operations in 1988 when airport activities were moved from S. Darius and S. Girėnas Airport, the other airport near Kaunas. In 1991, after Lithuania's independence, it gained the status of an international airport. In 1996 it became a member of Airports Council International (ACI) and it began to take part in the activities of the "Lithuanian Airports" association.
Kaunas Airport was used by YAK-40, and YAK-42 of the local Aeroflot branch since 1988. The flight range was moderate and there were some scheduled flights from Kaunas to Kiev, Kharkiv, Moscow, Odessa, Simferopol, and Šiauliai. Regional airline Air Lithuania based in Kaunas operated scheduled and charter flights from Kaunas to Budapest, Billund, Hamburg, Malmö, and Oslo from 1993 till 2004.
At the time of moving Kaunas airport to its new location in Karmėlava in 1988, it was only a small terminal building for passengers. A new terminal for passengers (3 floors, 7,573 m2 (81,520 sq ft), 12 modern check-in desks) was opened in March 2008. It was designed to handle up to 800 thousand passengers per year and comply with the requirements of the Schengen Agreement. Further terminal extension is planned up to 15,000 m2 (160,000 sq ft) with 3 million annual passenger throughput.
- Located 14 km (8.7 mi) north-east from the city centre. Elevation is 256 ft (78 m) above sea level.
- Runway Category: 4E
- Runway strength: PCN 50 F/B/X/T
- ILS Category: CAT II/CAT I
- Category for fire-fighting: CAT 7
- Airport ramp: 124,477 m2 (1,339,860 sq ft), 15 parking stands
- Runway 3,250 × 45 m (10,663 × 148 ft)
- The airport is on Eastern European Time (UTC+02:00) (subject to daylight saving time in summer). Terminal space is 7,573 m2 (81,520 sq ft). Available fuel are JET A-1, AVGAS 100LL.
Airlines and destinations
|Ryanair||Birmingham, Bristol, Comiso (begins 30 March 2014), Dublin, Edinburgh, Hahn, Knock (begins 3 April 2014), London-Gatwick, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Moss/Rygge, Stockholm-Skavsta, Tampere,
Seasonal: Alicante, Cagliari, Kos, Malta, Palma de Mallorca, Paphos, Rhodes, Trapani
- Due to its excellent location in the centre of the Lithuania, Kaunas Airport is easily accessible via nearby A6 highway (Lithuania)/E262, which connects to the other main freeways in Lithuania A1 motorway (Lithuania) and Via Baltica (E67).
- Some taxi companies operate from Kaunas Airport. Taxis take around 25 minutes to get to the city centre. Long and short term parking are available.
- To Kaunas city centre - bus number 29, from 5:00 AM to 0:30 AM. One-way ticket costs 2 LTL if bought on board. Also 29E in the same route, but not stopping in all stops, after the latest flights.
- To Vilnius
- To Klaipėda
- To Riga city center and Riga International Airport. There are shuttle bus connections between Kaunas Airport and the Latvian capital Riga. This bus is operated by Easy Travel Latvia. The service name is flyBus. Stops on the route are the Latvian city of Bauska, Riga city center and Riga International Airport. One-way ticket costs EUR 20.
- InterCity busses to Anykščiai, Biržai, Ignalina, Kupiškis, Marijampolė, Molėtai, Obeliai, Rokiškis, Širvintos, Utena, Vilnius, Visaginas and Zarasai stop at the airport.
|Means of transport||Operator||Route||Destinations||Website||Notes|
|Bus||Kauno Autobusai||29||Central Station (Lithuanian: Geležinkelio stotis)||www.kvt.lt|
|Kautra||--||Anykščiai, Biržai, Ignalina, Kupiškis, Marijampolė, Molėtai, Obeliai, Rokiškis, Širvintos, Utena, Vilnius, Visaginas, Zarasai||www.autobusubilietai.lt|
|Flybus||--||Riga||www.flybus.lv/||via Panevėžys (LT) and Bauska (LV)|
Busiest airports by passenger traffic in the Baltic States
- EAD Basic
- Kaunas airport posted fastest growth in Europe
- In 2010 the airport handled 809,000 passengers, 77 % more than in 2009. anna.aero (12 May 2010). "Ryanair’s launches first Eastern European base in Lithuania; Kaunas becomes airline’s 40th base serving 18 destinations". anna.aero Airline News & Analysis.
- Kaunas International Airport. Corporate[dead link]
- Kaunas city bus and trolleybuses
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