Lithuanian Airports has signed a contract with INFES, which has won a public tender and will carry out expansion of the Kaunas Airport passenger terminal. The value of the contract is €17.7 million. The contractor is expected to start work in the Q1 2024 and finish in mid-2025.
“Kaunas Airport is demonstrating very strong passenger growth rates that far exceed the design capacity of the existing terminal building, so expansion is essential,” said Arnas Dūmanas, Director of the Development Department of Lithuanian Airports. “The expanded terminal will be able to handle twice as many passengers – around two million travellers per year in total. This will respond to current travel trends and future growth prospects. Passengers will have more space and more technological advances, which means faster procedures and more comfortable waiting for flights.”
Passenger flows at Kaunas Airport are at a record high and it is expected that this year the airport will handle about 1.3 million passengers.
The airport will expand both arrival and departure areas. The reconstruction will, therefore, initially require the extension of the side parts of the current terminal – the eastern and western facades of the building.
Changes and innovations are planned throughout the terminal: baggage claim areas will be expanded, Schengen and non-Schengen arrival areas will be enlarged, and additional spaces will be created for passengers to wait for flights, eat or shop. These solutions will also be designed to increase the airport’s revenue from commercial activities.