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Kaunas County – Kauno Apskritis (LT)

Contact details

Web site: http://www.kaunas.aps.lt/kaunasregion/
Organisation: Kaunas County Governor's Administration
Street: L.Sapiegos str. 10
City: LT-44501 Kaunas
Country: Lithuania
Contact 1: Mr Arunas Karlonas
Email: Arunas.karlonas [ a t ] kaunas.aps.lt
Telephone: +370 37 322688
Fax: +370 37 209191
Contact 2: Ms Vilma Zasimauskiene
Email: vilma.zasimauskiene [ a t ] kaunas.aps.lt
Telephone: +370 37 20 10 32
Fax: +370 37 20 91 91

Kaunas County

Kaunas city
City view of Kaunas

Kaunas County, the centre of Lithuania. Kaunas County is the central Region in the country. It is the geographical, educational, as well as industrial and transport centre of Lithuania. Kaunas County has a well developed infrastructure of roads, motorways (including Via Baltica) and railway lines (I and IX trans-European tranport corridors), waterways from the rivers of Kaunas to Klaipeda seaport are a convenient possibility both to passenger and cargo transport.

The city of Kaunas. Situated in the middle of the Region on the confluence of the two largest Lithuanian rivers, the city of Kaunas has been considered one of the most important cities in the country's history. The Nemunas river, still used for navigation today, has historically contributed to the development of the city. The city is also located at the crossroads of the country's two major motorways: the A1 motorway Vilnius - Kaunas - Klaipeda is a connection between the capital city of Vilnius and the ice-free Klaipe.da Seaport. The Via Baltica (road E67) leading from Estonia via Latvia to Poland is integrated into the TransEuropean motorway system, serving as a connection between Nordic countries and Central and Western Europe.

Kaunas Free Economic Zone. The Kaunas Free Economic Zone (Kaunas FEZ) is a site of about 5 square km located near Kaunas, the second largest Lithuanian city, and is planned to become one of the largest free economic zones in the Baltic Sea Region. The plans include construction of a river harbour a mere two kilometres away from the territory of the Free Economic Zone.


Participating airports:

SE Kaunas Airport – Kauno Aerouostas

City: Karmelava, LT-54460, Kaunas District
Country: Lithuania
Web site: http://www.kaunasair.lt
Contacts: Ms Jurate Baltrusaityte, Chief of Marketing Department
Email: j.baltrusaityte [ a t ] kaunasair.lt
Telephone: +370 37 399 363
Fax: +370 37 399 434
Passengers disembarking at Kaunas airport
Passengers disembarking at Kaunas airport
Ryanair flight landing at Kaunas airport
Ryanair flight landing at Kaunas airport
Freight operations at Kaunas airport
Freight operations at Kaunas airport

Overview. Kaunas Airport's catchment area within one hour drive is 1.75 million. In a two hour drive, one can practically reach any border of Lithuania, bringing the population in the catchment area up to 3.4 million. The geographical location of Kaunas Region is highly favourable as it is in the centre of the country at the intersection of the main national and international transport corridors (motorways and railways)– see map below.

The airport is located 8 km outside of Kaunas, the second largest city in Lithuania. The distance to the capital Vilnius is 80 km.The airport has infrastructural and technical capacity, including a 3250 meters runway, to accept any type of aircraft. Kaunas Free Economic Zone (Kaunas FEZ) is a site of about 500 hectars bordering the territory of Kaunas Airport, and it is planned to become one of the largest free economic zones in the Baltic Sea Region.

Route development. Kaunas Airport has become a low fare airline centre in Lithuania. Two eminent European low fare carriers, Ryanair and Wizz Air, presently operate in Kaunas. The carriers started operations in autumn of 2005 and today we can offer direct flights to London Stansted, Stockholm Skavsta, Dublin, Warsaw. In autumn 2006, connections will start to Liverpool and Frankfurt Hahn.

The airport has proved its commitment to development and shown the demand for low fare flights of the region's citizens. Starting from 27.000 passengers in 2004, we served over 77.000 passengers in 2005. This year, Kaunas Airport expects to have a record-breaking 250.000 passengers! The major European low-cost carrier Ryanair launched a daily connection to London Stansted from Kaunas on 22 September 2005. The passenger numbers exceeded expectations as in the first six months of operations the airline carried more than 56 000 passengers (60% incoming).

Extension plans. Kaunas Airport plans the installation of new high intensity lighting system, the expansion of the passenger terminal by 2500 sq.m, new fencing for the perimeter with video surveillance equipment, modernization of the noise control and monitoring system and of the runway surface.

kaunas catchment area

Last update: 31 October 2006

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