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Published: 3 january 2013 14:00

Passenger traffic through Palanga airport hits new record high

Palangos oro uostas keleivius pasitinka atsinaujinęs.
Aurelijos Kripaitės/ nuotr. / Palanga Airport

Passenger traffic through the international airport at the Lithuanian seaside resort of Palanga rose by 15.3 percent in 2012 from 2011, to a new record of 128,000.

In December alone, the airport handled 8,300 passengers, down 8 percent year-on-year, the airport said on its website.

Airlines served 3,000 flights to and from Palanga last year, up 3 percent from 2011. Cargo handling soared by 4.2 times, to 104 tons.

Several airlines currently operate flights from Palanga, including the Scandinavian airline SAS (to Copenhagen), Norway’s Norwegian Air Shuttle (to Oslo), and Latvia’s Airbaltic (to Riga).

In 2011, passenger traffic through the airport rose by 8 percent, to 110,000, from 102,500 in 2010.

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