Location of the Baltic States (dark green) in Europe (dark grey)
Location of the Baltic States (dark green) in Europe (dark grey)

This is a list of the busiest airports in the Baltic states in terms of total number of Passengers, Aircraft movements and Freight and Mail Tonnes per year. The statistics includes major airports in the Baltic States with commercial regular traffic. Aircraft movements and Freight and Mail Tonnes only include statistics for the 5 busiest airports in 2012 since reliable data is not available for all airports. Included are also a list of the Busiest Air Routes to/from and between the Baltic States for 2011 and 2012, data for 2019 will be added as soon as the data becomes available.

Passengers

Graph Summary

Annual passenger traffic at RIX VNO TLL PLQ KUN airports. See Wikidata query.

Table

Rank Country Airport 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
1. Latvia Latvia Riga International Airport 2,353,064 2,011,155 7,798,394 7,056,089[1] 6,097,434 5,402,545 5,162,675 4,814,073 4,793,213 4,767,764 5,106,692 4,663,647 4,066,854 3,690,549 3,160,945 2,495,020 1,878,035 1,060,426
2. Lithuania Lithuania Vilnius International Airport 1,898,817 1,312,468 5,004,921[2] 4,922,949[3] 3,761,837 3,814,001 3,336,084 2,942,670 2,661,869 2,208,096 1,712,467 1,373,859 1,308,632 2,048,439 1,717,222 1,451,468 1,281,872 964,164
3. Estonia Estonia Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport 1,301,109 863,588 3,267,909[4] 3,007,644[5] 2,648,361 2,203,536 2,166,663 2,017,291 1,958,801 2,206,791 1,913,172 1,384,831 1,346,236 1,811,536 1,728,430 1,541,832 1,401,059 997,941
4. Lithuania Lithuania Kaunas International Airport 487,532 368,645 1,160,591[6] 1,011,067[7] 1,186,081 740,448 747,284 724,314 695,509 830,268 872,618 809,732 456,698 410,165 390,881 248,228 77,350 27,113
5. Lithuania Lithuania Palanga International Airport 85,895 123,948 338,309[8] 316,643 297,197 232,630 145,441 132,931 127,890 128,169 111,133 102,528 104,600 101,586 93,379 110,828 94,000 76,020
6. Latvia Latvia Liepaja International Airport 13,835 9,751 4,780 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2,051 44,705 32,039 1,572 1,026 1,512

2021 statistics

Rank Country City Airport Code
(IATA/ICAO)
Passengers
(2021)
Change
2020–2021
1. Latvia Latvia Riga Riga International Airport RIX/EVRA 2,353,064 Increase 17.00%
2. Lithuania Lithuania Vilnius Vilnius International Airport VNO/EYVI 1,898,817 Increase 44.68%
3. Estonia Estonia Tallinn Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport TLL/EETN 1,301,109 Increase 50.66%
4. Lithuania Lithuania Kaunas Kaunas International Airport KUN/EYKA 487,532 Increase 32.25%
5. Lithuania Lithuania Palanga Palanga International Airport PLQ/EYPA 85,895 Decrease 44.30%
6. Latvia Latvia Liepaja Liepaja International Airport LPX/EVLA
7. Lithuania Lithuania Šiauliai Šiauliai International Airport SQQ/EYSA 517 Increase 46.46%

2020 statistics

Rank Country City Airport Code
(IATA/ICAO)
Passengers
(2020)
Change
2019–2020
1. Latvia Latvia Riga Riga International Airport RIX/EVRA 2,011,155 Decrease 74.20%
2. Lithuania Lithuania Vilnius Vilnius International Airport VNO/EYVI 1,312,468 Decrease 73.78%
3. Estonia Estonia Tallinn Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport TLL/EETN 863,588 Decrease 73.60%
4. Lithuania Lithuania Kaunas Kaunas International Airport KUN/EYKA 368,645 Decrease 68.00%
5. Lithuania Lithuania Palanga Palanga International Airport PLQ/EYPA 123,948 Decrease 63.84%
6. Latvia Latvia Liepaja Liepaja International Airport LPX/EVLA Decrease
7. Lithuania Lithuania Šiauliai Šiauliai International Airport SQQ/EYSA 353 Increase 5.69%

2019 statistics

Riga International Airport – Main hub of airBaltic
Vilnius International Airport – Terminal building
Vilnius International Airport – Terminal building
Tallinn Airport
Kaunas International Airport – Terminal building
Kaunas International Airport – Terminal building
Palanga International Airport – Terminal building
Palanga International Airport – Terminal building
Kuressaare Airport – Terminal building
Kuressaare Airport – Terminal building
Kärdla Airport – Terminal building
Kärdla Airport – Terminal building
Rank Country City Airport Code
(IATA/ICAO)
Passengers
(2019)
Change
2018–2019
1. Latvia Latvia Riga Riga International Airport RIX/EVRA 7,798,394 Increase 10.57%
2. Lithuania Lithuania Vilnius Vilnius International Airport VNO/EYVI 5,004,921 Increase 1.67%
3. Estonia Estonia Tallinn Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport TLL/EETN 3,267,909 Increase 8.65%
4. Lithuania Lithuania Kaunas Kaunas International Airport KUN/EYKA 1,160,591 Increase 14.79%
5. Lithuania Lithuania Palanga Palanga International Airport PLQ/EYPA 338,309 Increase 6.84%
6. Latvia Latvia Liepaja Liepaja International Airport LPX/EVLA 13,835 Increase 41.88%
7. Lithuania Lithuania Šiauliai Šiauliai International Airport SQQ/EYSA 334 Decrease 83.17%

2018 statistics

Rank Country City Airport Code
(IATA/ICAO)
Passengers
(2018)
Change
2017–2018
1. Latvia Latvia Riga Riga International Airport RIX/EVRA 7,056,089 Increase 15.72%
2. Lithuania Lithuania Vilnius Vilnius International Airport VNO/EYVI 4,922,949 Increase 30.87%
3. Estonia Estonia Tallinn Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport TLL/EETN 3,007,644 Increase 13.60%
4. Lithuania Lithuania Kaunas Kaunas International Airport KUN/EYKA 1,011,067 Decrease 14.76%
5. Lithuania Lithuania Palanga Palanga International Airport PLQ/EYPA 316,643 Increase 6.54%
6. Latvia Latvia Liepāja Liepāja International Airport LPX/EVLA 9,751 Increase 104%
7. Lithuania Lithuania Šiauliai Šiauliai International Airport SQQ/EYSA 1,985 Increase 179%

2017 statistics

Rank Country City Airport Code
(IATA/ICAO)
Passengers
(2017)
Change
2016–2017
1. Latvia Latvia Riga Riga International Airport RIX/EVRA 6,097,434 Increase 12.87%
2. Lithuania Lithuania Vilnius Vilnius International Airport VNO/EYVI 3,761,837 Decrease 1.39%
3. Estonia Estonia Tallinn Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport TLL/EETN 2,648,361 Increase 20.19%
4. Lithuania Lithuania Kaunas Kaunas International Airport KUN/EYKA 1,186,081 Increase 60.18%
5. Lithuania Lithuania Palanga Palanga International Airport PLQ/EYPA 297,197 Increase 27.76%
6. Estonia Estonia Tartu Tartu Airport TAY/EETU 30,296
7. Estonia Estonia Kuressaare Kuressaare Airport URE/EEKE 19,231
8. Estonia Estonia Kärdla Kärdla Airport KDL/EEKA 9,168
9. Latvia Latvia Liepāja Liepāja International Airport LPX/EVLA 4,780 Steady
10. Lithuania Lithuania Šiauliai Šiauliai International Airport SQQ/EYSA 712 Increase 46.5%

2013 statistics

Rank Country City Airport Code
(IATA/ICAO)
Passengers
(2013)
Change
2012–2013
1. Latvia Riga Riga International Airport RIX/EVRA 4,793,213 +0.6%
2. Lithuania Vilnius Vilnius International Airport VNO/EYVI 2,661,869 +20.6%
3. Estonia Tallinn Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport TLL/EETN 1,958,801 -11.2%
4. Lithuania Kaunas Kaunas International Airport KUN/EYKA 695,509 -16.2%
5. Lithuania Palanga Palanga International Airport PLQ/EYPA 127,890 -1.0%
6. Estonia Tartu Tartu Airport TAY/EETU 13,690 -32.7%
7. Estonia Kuressaare Kuressaare Airport URE/EEKE 13,163 +15.25%
8. Estonia Kärdla Kärdla Airport KDL/EEKA 10,222 +5.38%
9. Estonia Pärnu Pärnu Airport EPU/EEPU 3,538 -37.2%
10. Estonia Kihnu Kihnu Airfield ---/EEKU 2,434 -1.4%
11. Estonia Ruhnu Ruhnu Airfield ---/EERU 1,214 -11.0%
12. Lithuania Šiauliai Šiauliai International Airport SQQ/EYSA 942 -4.46%

2012 statistics

Pärnu Airport – Terminal building
Pärnu Airport – Terminal building
Riga International Airport – Terminal building
Riga International Airport – Terminal building
Riga International Airport – Terminal building
Riga International Airport – Terminal building
Riga International Airport – airBaltic Boeing 737-500 at the stands
Riga International AirportairBaltic Boeing 737-500 at the stands
Rank Country City Airport Code
(IATA/ICAO)
Passengers
(2012)
Change
2011–2012
1. Latvia Riga Riga International Airport RIX/EVRA 4,767,878 -6.6%
2. Lithuania Vilnius Vilnius International Airport VNO/EYVI 2,208,096 +28.9%
3. Estonia Tallinn Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport TLL/EETN 2,206,692 +15.3%
4. Lithuania Kaunas Kaunas International Airport KUN/EYKA 830,268 -4.9%
5. Lithuania Palanga Palanga International Airport PLQ/EYPA 128,169 +15.3%
6. Estonia Tartu Tartu Airport TAY/EETU 20,302 +9.3%
7. Estonia Kuressaare Kuressaare Airport URE/EEKE 11,421 -35.9%
8. Estonia Kärdla Kärdla Airport KDL/EEKA 9,700 -9.3%
9. Estonia Pärnu Pärnu Airport EPU/EEPU 5,634 -59.6%
10. Estonia Kihnu Kihnu Airfield ---/EEKU 2,474 +7.9%
11. Estonia Ruhnu Ruhnu Airfield ---/EERU 1,364 -7.0%
12. Lithuania Šiauliai Šiauliai International Airport SQQ/EYSA 986

Aircraft movements

Riga International Airport – Main hub of airBaltic
Vilnius International Airport – Terminal building
Vilnius International Airport – Terminal building
Tallinn Airport
Kaunas International Airport – Terminal building
Kaunas International Airport – Terminal building
Palanga International Airport – Terminal building
Palanga International Airport – Terminal building

2019 statistics

Rank Country City Airport Code
(IATA/ICAO)
Movements
(2019)
Change
2018–2019
1. Latvia Latvia Riga Riga International Airport RIX/EVRA 87,007 Increase 4.2%
2. Estonia Estonia Tallinn Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport TLL/EETN 47,867 Decrease 1.4%
3. Lithuania Lithuania Vilnius Vilnius International Airport VNO/EYVI 47,440 Increase 0.5%
4. Lithuania Lithuania Kaunas Kaunas International Airport KUN/EYKA 9,888 Increase 4.6%
5. Lithuania Lithuania Palanga Palanga International Airport PLQ/EYPA 5,167 Increase 6.8%

2012 statistics

Rank Country City Airport Code
(IATA/ICAO)
Movements
(2012)
Change
2011–2012
1. Latvia Latvia Riga Riga International Airport RIX/EVRA 68,570 Decrease 5.9%
2. Estonia Estonia Tallinn Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport TLL/EETN 48,531 Increase 20.4%
3. Lithuania Lithuania Vilnius Vilnius International Airport VNO/EYVI 29,995 Increase 8.3%
4. Lithuania Lithuania Kaunas Kaunas International Airport KUN/EYKA 8,559 Decrease 5.1%
5. Lithuania Lithuania Palanga Palanga International Airport PLQ/EYPA 3,047 Increase 2.9%

Freight and Mail Tonnes

Riga International Airport – Main hub of airBaltic
Vilnius International Airport – Terminal building
Vilnius International Airport – Terminal building
Tallinn Airport
Kaunas International Airport – Terminal building
Kaunas International Airport – Terminal building
Palanga International Airport – Terminal building
Palanga International Airport – Terminal building

2019 statistics

Rank Country City Airport Code
(IATA/ICAO)
Cargo
(2019)
Change
2018–2019
1. Latvia Latvia Riga Riga International Airport RIX/EVRA 27,265 Decrease 3.5%
2. Lithuania Lithuania Vilnius Vilnius International Airport VNO/EYVI 13,974 Increase 9.4%
3. Estonia Estonia Tallinn Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport TLL/EETN 10,916 Decrease 5.2%
4. Lithuania Lithuania Kaunas Kaunas International Airport KUN/EYKA 3,196 Increase 37.2%
5. Lithuania Lithuania Palanga Palanga International Airport PLQ/EYPA 5,811 Decrease 83.5%

2012 statistics

Rank Country City Airport Code
(IATA/ICAO)
Cargo
(2012)
Change
2011–2012
1. Latvia Latvia Riga Riga International Airport RIX/EVRA 32,9531 Increase 160.2%
2. Estonia Estonia Tallinn Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport TLL/EETN 23,921 Increase 30.2%
3. Lithuania Lithuania Vilnius Vilnius International Airport VNO/EYVI 5,927 Increase 2.5%
4. Lithuania Lithuania Kaunas Kaunas International Airport KUN/EYKA 3,364 Decrease 20.3%
5. Lithuania Lithuania Palanga Palanga International Airport PLQ/EYPA 104 Increase 316.0%

1 Note: Based on data published by State Joint Stock Company (SJSC) Riga International Airport of the Republic of Latvia which not yet has been compared by official data still to be published by European Commission Eurostat Regional Transport Statistics

Busiest Air Routes

Busiest nonstop air routes within and to/from the Baltic States based on total annually carried passengers on each route. Inter-Baltic routes are Bolded.

2019 statistics

Rank City 1 City 2 Passengers (2019)
1. Riga Moscow (Sheremetevo&Vnukovo) 649,121
2. Riga London (Gatwick&Luton&Stansted) 603,608
3. Vilnius London (City&Luton&Stansted) 479,986
4. Riga Oslo (Gardermoen&Torp) 344,712
5. Riga Helsinki 333,983
6. Vilnius Antalya (Antalya&Gazipaşa) 321,079
7. Kaunas London (Luton&Stansted) 311,618
8. Tallinn Helsinki 295,711
9. Riga Berlin (Brandenburg&Tegel) 292,014
10. Riga Tallinn 289,900
11. Tallinn Stockholm 288,695
12. Vilnius Kyiv (Boryspil&Zhuliany) 287,303
13. Tallinn Frankfurt 281,546
14. Vilnius Frankfurt(Main&Hahn) 275,286
15. Vilnius Oslo (Gardermoen&Torp) 267,908
16. Riga Stockholm 260,414
17. Riga Frankfurt 253,907
18. Vilnius Warsaw 232,996
19. Riga Vilnius 230,261
20. Riga Kyiv 229,409
21. Riga Copenhagen 222,072
22. Riga Saint Petersburg 194,523
23. Riga Warsaw 191,674
24. Tallinn Warsaw 190,996
25. Tallinn London (Gatwick&Luton&Stansted) 186,217
26. Vilnius Milan (Orio al Serio&Malpensa) 179,269
27. Riga Amsterdam 161,124
28. Vilnius Stockholm 158,932
29. Vilnius Moscow 158,773
30. Riga Dublin 151,332
31. Riga Brussels (National&Charleroi) 150,762
32. Riga Milan (Orio al Serio&Malpensa) 148,882
33. Riga Paris 145,889
34. Riga Vienna 133,844
35. Tallinn Oslo 127,537
36. Vilnius Helsinki 123,452
37. Riga Munich 123,000
38. Tallinn Moscow 122,284
39. Kaunas Copenhagen 120,238
40. Vilnius Copenhagen 119,115

Source[9]

2011 statistics

The routes ranked no 1, 2, 5, 10, 11, 12, 14, 17 and 22 includes the following airports:

Rank City 1 City 2 Passengers (2011) Change
2010-2011
1. Riga London 345,780 +1.0%
2. Kaunas London 272,672 +38.5%
3. Riga Helsinki 264,903 +15.3%
4. Riga Moscow 226,481 +24.1%
5. Riga Stockholm 215,592 -3.3%
6. Riga Vilnius 191,977 +22.5%
7. Riga Oslo 188,940 +4.9%
8. Tallinn Helsinki 184,762 +24.9%
9. Riga Tallinn 173,768 +15.8%
10. Tallinn London 161,423 +91.4%
11. Riga Milan 155,274 +126.4%
12. Riga Brussels 152,362 +0.4%
13. Vilnius Frankfurt 149,909 +45.4%
14. Tallinn Stockholm 145,964 +26.9%
15. Riga Berlin 143,658 +7.4%
16. Riga Copenhagen 137,267 +0.0%
17. Vilnius London 135,498 +200.0%
18. Riga Frankfurt 133,210 6.3%
19. Tallinn Copenhagen 133,101 -5.6%
20. Riga Kyiv 123,834 +41.9%
21. Riga Dublin 122,508 -18.7%
22. Tallinn Oslo 121,184 +40.9%
23. Vilnius Copenhagen 118,464 -20.0%
24. Riga Istanbul 114,314 +4.3%
25. Riga Paris 98,577 +14.9%
26. Riga Barcelona 94,417 +11.5%
27. Riga Amsterdam 92,647 +34.3%
28. Riga Rome 89,809 +9.8%
29. Riga Saint Petersburg 89,037 +56.4%
30. Vilnius Antalya 86,550 -4.2%

See also

References

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