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Lithuania cargo gateway open for business

[ May 26, 2021   //   ]

Šiauliai International Airport in north western Lithuania is close to completing a €9.5 million modernisation project including a widened runway that will allow it to handle the largest transatlantic aircraft such as the Boeing 747 or Airbus 330. At 3.5 km , it is the Baltics’ longest runway. The airport hopes to expands its aircraft maintenance and repair business, as well as cargo and is promising ‘competitive prices’.

Local firm Aviatic MRO has concluded a strategic cooperation agreement with Israel Aerospace Industries to convert passenger aircraft into freighters. The airport is not subject to noise regulations and is open 24 hours a day due to its status as a military airport.