Vilnius Airport (VNO) in Lithuania has launched international public tender for contractors to build a new departures terminal at the northern part of the airport.

Located between the existing departures and VIP terminal and a conference centre, the new two-storey terminal is expected to add 14.4 thousand square metres of new space.

This would increase passenger throughput from 1,200 passengers per hour to 2,400.

The new terminal will feature check-in counters on the ground floor. It will also comprise common public spaces, cafes and other commercial areas, and airline offices.

The terminal’s second floor will have the departure and arrival gates as well as aviation security screening area.

Furthermore, the eastern part of the building is planned to be equipped with baggage screening and sorting facilities, as well as rooms for engineering systems.

In addition to connecting the existing passenger terminal by a walkway, the new terminal will feature two new airbridges to enable passengers boarding directly onto the planes.

Lithuanian Airports project management head Arnas Dūmanas said: “The new building will be of A ++ energy class. Sustainable construction leads to better operational parameters, greater long-term returns, responsible approach to the environment and human health.

“Our goal is to ensure that the new terminal building is BREEAM Good certified. The airport is an unconventional place that requires special safety and attention. For this reason, the relevant conditions are set for the construction contractor.”

The new building will also comprise common public spaces, cafes and airline offices.

The new terminal form part of the airport reconstruction project, which aims to accommodate growing passenger flows and increase the airport capacity.

Concurrent with the new terminal construction, the ground accessibility system is planned to be reconstructed in front of Vilnius Airport.

The new terminal at the Vilnius Airport will feature check-in counters on the ground floor. Credit: Lithuanian Airports Vilnius Branch.