List of the busiest airports in the Baltic states

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This is a list of the busiest airports in the Baltic states in terms of total number of Passengers, Aircraft movements and Freight and Mail Tonnes per year. The statistics includes all airports in the Baltic States with commercial regular traffic for 2012. Aircraft movements and Freight and Mail Tonnes only include statics for the 5 busiest airports in 2012 since reliable data is not available for all airports. Included are also a list of the Busiest Air Routes to/from and between the Baltic States for 2011, data for 2012 will be added as soon as the data becomes available.

The Baltic States[edit]

Location of the Baltic States (dark green) in Europe (dark grey)

The term Baltic states (also Baltics, Baltic nations or Baltic countries) refers to the Baltic territories which gained independence from the Russian Empire in the wake of World War I: primarily the contiguous trio of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania (from north to south);

Passengers[edit]

Busiest airports by passenger traffic in the Baltic States

Country Airport 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001
Latvia Riga Airport 4,793,045 4,767,764 5,106,692 4,663,647 4,066,854 3,690,549 3,160,945 2,495,020 1,878,035 1,060,426 711,753 633,322 622,647
Lithuania Vilnius Airport 2,661,869 2,208,096 1,712,467 1,373,859 1,308,632 2,048,439 1,717,222 1,451,468 1,281,872 964,164 719,850 634,991 584,171
Estonia Tallinn Airport 1,958,801 2,206,791 1,913,172 1,384,831 1,346,236 1,811,536 1,728,430 1,541,832 1,401,059 997,941 715,859 605,697 573,493
Lithuania Kaunas Airport 695,509 830,268 872,618 809,732 456,698 410,165 390,881 248,228 77,350 27,113 21,732 19,891 20,137
Lithuania Palanga Airport 127,890 128,169 111,133 102,528 104,600 101,586 93,379 110,828 94,000 76,020 46,666 45,971 45,660

2013 statistics[edit]

Rank Country City Airport Code
(IATA/ICAO)
Passengers
(2013)
Change
2012–2013
1. Latvia Riga Riga International Airport RIX/EVRA 4,793,213 +0.6%
2. Lithuania Vilnius Vilnius International Airport VNO/EYVI 2,661,869 +20.6%
3. Estonia Tallinn Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport TLL/EETN 1,958,801 -11.2%
4. Lithuania Kaunas Kaunas International Airport KUN/EYKA 695,509 -16.2%
5. Lithuania Palanga Palanga International Airport PLQ/EYPA 127,890 -1.0%
6. Estonia Tartu Tartu Airport TAY/EETU 13,690 -32.7%
7. Estonia Kuressaare Kuressaare Airport URE/EEKE 13,163
8. Estonia Kärdla Kärdla Airport KDL/EEKA 10,222
9. Estonia Pärnu Pärnu Airport EPU/EEPU 3,538
10. Estonia Kihnu Kihnu Airfield ---/EEKU 2,434 -1.4%
11. Estonia Ruhnu Ruhnu Airfield ---/EERU 1,214

2012 statistics[edit]

Kaunas International Airport - Terminal building
Palanga International Airport - Terminal building
Kuressaare Airport - Terminal building
Kärdla Airport - Terminal building
Pärnu Airport - Terminal building
Riga International Airport - Terminal building
Riga International Airport - Terminal building
Riga International Airport - airBaltic Boeing 737-500 at the stands
Rank Country City Airport Code
(IATA/ICAO)
Passengers
(2012)
Change
2011–2012
1. Latvia Riga Riga International Airport RIX/EVRA 4,767,878 -6.6%
2. Lithuania Vilnius Vilnius International Airport VNO/EYVI 2,208,096 +28.9%
3. Estonia Tallinn Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport TLL/EETN 2,206,692 +15.3%
4. Lithuania Kaunas Kaunas International Airport KUN/EYKA 830,268 -4.9%
5. Lithuania Palanga Palanga International Airport PLQ/EYPA 128,169 +15.3%
6. Estonia Tartu Tartu Airport TAY/EETU 20,302 +9.3%
7. Estonia Kuressaare Kuressaare Airport URE/EEKE 11,421 -35.9%
8. Estonia Kärdla Kärdla Airport KDL/EEKA 9,700 -9.3%
9. Estonia Pärnu Pärnu Airport EPU/EEPU 5,634 -59.6%
10. Estonia Kihnu Kihnu Airfield ---/EEKU 2,474 +7.9%
11. Estonia Ruhnu Ruhnu Airfield ---/EERU 1,364 -7.0%

Aircraft movements[edit]

2012 statistics[edit]

Rank Country City Airport Code
(IATA/ICAO)
Movements
(2012)
Change
2011–2012
1. Latvia Riga Riga International Airport RIX/EVRA 68,570 -5.9%
2. Estonia Tallinn Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport TLL/EETN 48,531 +20.4%
3. Lithuania Vilnius Vilnius International Airport VNO/EYVI 29,995 +8.3%
4. Lithuania Kaunas Kaunas International Airport KUN/EYKA 8,559 -5.1%
5. Lithuania Palanga Palanga International Airport PLQ/EYPA 3,047 +2.9%

Freight and Mail Tonnes[edit]

2012 statistics[edit]

Rank Country City Airport Code
(IATA/ICAO)
Cargo
(2012)
Change
2011–2012
1. Latvia Riga Riga International Airport RIX/EVRA 32,9531 +160.2%
2. Estonia Tallinn Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport TLL/EETN 23,921 +30.2%
3. Lithuania Vilnius Vilnius International Airport VNO/EYVI 5,927 +2.5%
4. Lithuania Kaunas Kaunas International Airport KUN/EYKA 3,364 -20.3%
5. Lithuania Palanga Palanga International Airport PLQ/EYPA 104 +316.0%

1 Note: Based on data published by State Joint Stock Company (SJSC) Riga International Airport of the Republic of Latvia which not yet has been compared by official data still to be published by European Commission Eurostat Regional Transport Statistics

Busiest Air Routes[edit]

Busiest nonstop air routes within and to/from the Baltic States based on total annually carried passengers on each route.

2011 statistics[edit]

The routes ranked no 1, 2, 5, 10, 11, 12, 14, 17 and 22 includes the following airports:

Rank City 1 City 2 Passengers (2011) Change
2010-2011
1. Riga London 345,780 +1.0%
2. Kaunas London 272,672 +38.5%
3. Riga Helsinki 264,903 +15.3%
4. Riga Moscow 226,481 +24.1%
5. Riga Stockholm 215,592 -3.3%
6. Riga Vilnius 191,977 +22.5%
7. Riga Oslo 188,940 +4.9%
8. Tallinn Helsinki 184,762 +24.9%
9. Riga Tallinn 173,768 +15.8%
10. Tallinn London 161,423 +91.4%
11. Riga Milan 155,274 +126.4%
12. Riga Brussels 152,362 +0.4%
13. Vilnius Frankfurt 149,909 +45.4%
14. Tallinn Stockholm 145,964 +26.9%
15. Riga Berlin 143,658 +7.4%
16. Riga Copenhagen 137,267 +0.0%
17. Vilnius London 135,498 +200.0%
18. Riga Frankfurt 133,210 6.3%
19. Tallinn Copenhagen 133,101 -5.6%
20. Riga Kiev 123,834 +41.9%
21. Riga Dublin 122,508 -18.7%
22. Tallinn Oslo 121,184 +40.9%
23. Vilnius Copenhagen 118,464 -20.0%
24. Riga Istanbul 114,314 +4.3%
25. Riga Paris 98,577 +14.9%
26. Riga Barcelona 94,417 +11.5%
27. Riga Amsterdam 92,647 +34.3%
28. Riga Rome 89,809 +9.8%
29. Riga Saint Petersburg 89,037 +56.4%
30. Vilnius Antalya 86,550 -4.2%

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