Air Freight Forwarding in Lithuania
Lithuania is one of the three Baltic States located near the Baltic Sea and often named as transit country in freight forwarding business. With rapidly growing economy, well developed business infrastructure and high level of ICT industry, Lithuania is a good place to do business and look for new partners.
Airfreight infrastructure in Lithuania let offer quality service for airlines, freight forwarders and cargo owners. Efficient warehouse and terminal system assure movements of both import and export as well as transit cargo flows. The implementation of good electronic terminal system resulted in smooth and effective cargo movements.
Lithuania has four airports. Vilnius international airport (VNO) is the main and biggest airport in Lithuania. Vilnius airport occupies an area of 326 ha and has two cargo terminals: BALT-cargo and Litcargus. BALT-cargo terminal is handling Finnair (AY), Turkish Airlines (TK), LOT Polish Airlines (LO), Kales Airline Services, EAT, Air China (CA), China Cargo Airlines (CK), Singapore Airlines (SQ), Emirates (EK), Qatar Airways (QR), Norwegian Air Shuttle (DY), Leisure Cargo and Aero Charter (DW). Litcargus, an aircraft ground handling company, is handling airlines such as Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, SAS, Estonian Air, UTair, AirBaltic, Eurolot, Ryanair and others.
Kaunas airport (KUN) is second largest airport in Lithuania possessing one cargo terminal with a capacity of 110 thousand tons of cargo per year and the warehouse of 3 200m². Kaunas airport handles airlines such as Ryanair, Wizzair, LOT, moreover TNT and UPS have their distribution centers there.
There are also two small regional airports in the West of Lithuania – Palanga (PLQ) and Siauliai (SQQ). Scheduled flights from Palanga Airport are operated by airlines airBaltic, Norwegian Air Shuttle, SAS and Rusline. Siauliai airport mainly serves as military and civil airport.
Lithuania has well developed Road Feeder Services. All operations are based in Vilnius airport as a hub. There are lines from Vilnius to Helsinki, Frankfurt, Kiev-Borispol, Minsk, Warsaw, Krakow, Kaliningrad, Riga and Tallin. Therefore, in air freight forwarding business Lithuania is a convenient place to distribute air cargo coming from other continents within Eastern Europe.