Ričardas Slapšys, an adviser to transport minister, told BNS that Ugianskis had filed for voluntary leave.
“I can confirm that the CEO of Kaunas Airport has submitted a resignation notice asking to be discharged from March 15. It’s his personal decision,” Slapšys told BNS.
Povilas Ugianskis is the son of Gintaras Ugianskis, former chairman of Ūkio Bankas. Slapšys told BNS that the airport of Kaunas had not held any deposits in the collapsed commercial bank.
Ireland’s budget carrier Ryanair moved six of its routes from Kaunas to Vilnius on November 7. Unofficial sources said that the financial situation of the airport had become critical afterwards.
The airport of Kaunas handled 830,000 passengers last year, down 4.9 percent from 872,600 in 2011.