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

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

International airports

The table lists airports with current or past regular international flights.

Rank Country Airport 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
1. Latvia Latvia Riga International Airport 5,380,779[1] 2,353,064[1] 2,011,155[1] 7,798,394[1] 7,056,089[2] 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 4,406,019[3] 3,915,960[3] 1,898,817 1,312,468 5,004,921[4] 4,922,949[5] 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 2,961,569 2,748,255 1,301,109 863,588 3,267,909[6] 3,007,644[7] 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 1,300,424[8] 1,159,184[9] 487,532 368,645 1,160,591[10] 1,011,067[11] 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 307,090[12] 274,879[12] 85,895 123,948 338,309[13] 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 Liepāja International Airport 0 <100[a] <4,000[a] 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

Annual statistics

2023 statistics

Rank Country City Airport Code
(IATA/ICAO)
Passengers
(2023)
Change
2022–2023
1. Latvia Latvia Riga Riga International Airport RIX/EVRA ~6,650,000[14] Increase23.6%
2. Lithuania Lithuania Vilnius Vilnius International Airport VNO/EYVI 04,406,019 Increase12.5%
3. Estonia Estonia Tallinn Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport TLL/EETN 02,961,569 Increase07.8%
4. Lithuania Lithuania Kaunas Kaunas International Airport KUN/EYKA 01,300,424 Increase 12.2%
5. Lithuania Lithuania Palanga Palanga International Airport PLQ/EYPA 00307,090 Increase 11.7%
6. Estonia Estonia Kuressaare Kuressaare Airport URE/EEKE 00042,232 Increase %
7. Estonia Estonia Kärdla Kärdla Airport KDL/EEKA 000 16,165 Increase %
8. Estonia Estonia Tartu Tartu Airport TAY/EETU 00001,080 Decrease %
9. Estonia Estonia Pärnu Pärnu Airport EPU/EEPU 00002,087 Decrease %
10. Estonia Estonia Ruhnu village Ruhnu Airfield –/EERU 00001,398 Decrease %
11. Lithuania Lithuania Šiauliai Šiauliai International Airport SQQ/EYSA Increase %
12. Estonia Estonia Sääre village Kihnu Airfield –/EEKU

2022 statistics

Rank Country City Airport Code
(IATA/ICAO)
Passengers
(2022)
Change
2021–2022
1. Latvia Latvia Riga Riga International Airport RIX/EVRA 5,380,779 Increase 128.70%
2. Lithuania Lithuania Vilnius Vilnius International Airport VNO/EYVI 3,915,960 Increase 106.23%
3. Estonia Estonia Tallinn Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport TLL/EETN 2,748,255[15] Increase 111.22%
4. Lithuania Lithuania Kaunas Kaunas International Airport KUN/EYKA 1,159,184 Increase 137.77%
5. Lithuania Lithuania Palanga Palanga International Airport PLQ/EYPA 0274,879 Increase 220.02%
6. Estonia Estonia Kuressaare Kuressaare Airport URE/EEKE 0038,749[15] Increase 31.59%
7. Estonia Estonia Kärdla Kärdla Airport KDL/EEKA 12,004[15] Increase 11.52%
8. Estonia Estonia Tartu Tartu Airport TAY/EETU 8,653[15] Increase 1641.05%
9. Estonia Estonia Pärnu Pärnu Airport EPU/EEPU 2,887[15] Increase 661.74%
10. Estonia Estonia Ruhnu village Ruhnu Airfield –/EERU 1,641[15] Increase 4.46%
11. Lithuania Lithuania Šiauliai Šiauliai International Airport SQQ/EYSA 0000654 Increase 26.49%
12. Estonia Estonia Sääre village Kihnu Airfield –/EEKU 12[15] New entry

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[16] 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. Estonia Estonia Kuressaare Kuressaare Airport URE/EEKE 29,447[16] Increase 74.68%
7. Estonia Estonia Kärdla Kärdla Airport KDL/EEKA 10,769[16] Increase 14.82%
8. Estonia Estonia Ruhnu village Ruhnu Airfield –/EERU 1,571[16] Increase 29.30%
9. Lithuania Lithuania Šiauliai Šiauliai International Airport SQQ/EYSA 517 Increase 46.46%
10. Estonia Estonia Tartu Tartu Airport TAY/EETU 497[16] Decrease 91.54%
11. Estonia Estonia Pärnu Pärnu Airport EPU/EEPU 379[16] Increase 4.99%
12. Latvia Latvia Liepaja Liepaja International Airport LPX/EVLA <100[a] Decrease

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 863,589[16] 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. Estonia Estonia Kuressaare Kuressaare Airport URE/EEKE 16,858[16] Decrease
7. Estonia Estonia Kärdla Kärdla Airport KDL/EEKA 9,379[16]
8. Estonia Estonia Tartu Tartu Airport TAY/EETU 5,874[16]
9. Latvia Latvia Liepaja Liepaja International Airport LPX/EVLA <4,000[a] Decrease
10. Estonia Estonia Ruhnu village Ruhnu Airfield –/EERU 1,215[16]
11. Estonia Estonia Pärnu Pärnu Airport EPU/EEPU 361[16]
12. Lithuania Lithuania Šiauliai Šiauliai International Airport SQQ/EYSA 353 Increase 5.69%

2019 statistics

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. Estonia Estonia Kuressaare Kuressaare Airport URE/EEKE 20,116
7. Latvia Latvia Liepaja Liepaja International Airport LPX/EVLA 13,835 Increase 41.88%
8. 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

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

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

2021 statistics

Rank Country City Airport Code
(IATA/ICAO)
Cargo
(2021)
Change
2020–2021
1. Latvia Latvia Riga Riga International Airport RIX/EVRA 23,520 Increase 22.2%
2. Lithuania Lithuania Vilnius Vilnius International Airport VNO/EYVI 14,706 Increase 2.0%
3. Estonia Estonia Tallinn Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport TLL/EETN 10,534 Increase 15.4%
4. Lithuania Lithuania Kaunas Kaunas International Airport KUN/EYKA 5,065 Decrease 5.6%
5. Lithuania Lithuania Šiauliai Šiauliai International Airport SQQ/EYSA 60 Increase 57.1%
6. Lithuania Lithuania Palanga Palanga International Airport PLQ/EYPA 1 Decrease 58.3%

2012 statistics

Rank Country City Airport Code
(IATA/ICAO)
Cargo
(2012)
Change
2011–2012
1. Latvia Latvia Riga Riga International Airport RIX/EVRA 31,460 Increase 171.9%
2. Estonia Estonia Tallinn Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport TLL/EETN 23,760 Increase 29.5%
3. Lithuania Lithuania Vilnius Vilnius International Airport VNO/EYVI 5,931 Increase 2.6%
4. Lithuania Lithuania Šiauliai Šiauliai International Airport SQQ/EYSA 5,041 New entry
4. Lithuania Lithuania Kaunas Kaunas International Airport KUN/EYKA 3,364 Decrease 20.3%
5. Lithuania Lithuania Palanga Palanga International Airport PLQ/EYPA 6 Decrease 40.0%

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.

2022 statistics

21 unique destinations and two Inter-Baltic connections appear within the Top 45.
Locations with multiple connections were: (5) London, (3) Antalya, Dublin, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Milan, Stockholm, Warsaw, (2) Copenhagen, Istanbul, Oslo, and Paris.

Rank City 1 City 2 Passengers (2022)
1. Riga London (Gatwick&Luton&Stansted) 418,125
2. Vilnius Antalya (Antalya&Gazipaşa) 381,644
3. Vilnius London (City&Luton&Stansted) 366,584
4. Riga Helsinki 281,021
5. Kaunas London (Luton&Stansted) 269,944
6. Tallinn Helsinki 252,473
7. Riga Oslo (Gardermoen&Torp) 236,970
8. Riga Tallinn 232,872
9. Riga Stockholm 221,100
10. Tallinn Frankfurt 216,871
11. Vilnius Warsaw 214,147
12. Tallinn Stockholm 210,037
13. Vilnius Oslo (Gardermoen&Torp) 204,348
14. Riga Berlin 181,482
15. Riga Frankfurt 180,267
16. Vilnius Frankfurt (Main&Hahn) 178,940
17. Tallinn Antalya 175,426
18. Riga Vilnius 165,544
19. Riga Warsaw (Chopin&Modlin) 159,288
20. Vilnius Milan (Malpensa&Orio al Serio) 155,901
21. Riga Vienna 153,481
22. Tallinn Warsaw 150,010
23. Riga Amsterdam 145,841
24. Riga Copenhagen 127,574
25. Riga Antalya 126,814
26. Riga Dublin 126,775
27. Vilnius Istanbul 125,173
28. Kaunas Copenhagen 117,054
29. Vilnius Paris (Charles de Gaulle&Beauvais) 109,777
30. Riga Brussels (National&Charleroi) 106,597
31. Vilnius Helsinki 101,065
32. Riga Munich 101,027
33. Vilnius Eindhoven 98,714
34. Riga Rome (Ciampino&Fiumicino) 98,147
35. Tallinn London (Gatwick&Stansted) 96,603
36. Tallinn Milan (Malpensa&Orio al Serio) 93,789
37. Vilnius Dublin 92,550
38. Riga Paris 92,032
39. Riga Istanbul 89,815
40. Riga Barcelona 86,685
41. Vilnius Stockholm 85,397
42. Riga Prague 85,277
43. Riga Milan 85,184
44. Kaunas Dublin 84,865
45. Palanga London (Luton&Stansted) 80,877

Source[17]

2010s

Gallery

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d Airport didn't report the official number in the annual report.

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