Flight Permits

Flight permits for non-commercial flights into / out of the territory of the Republic of Lithuania are not required. However, this provision does not apply for foreign state aircrafts.

The information below refers to flight permits for non-scheduled flights to/from Lithuanian airports, whereby the European Union (EU) comprises 28 Member States along with Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Flight permits for non-scheduled flights

EU carriers do not need flight permits to operate intra-EU flights.

Flight permits for overflight, ferry, technical / fuel stopovers or ferry maintenance flights are not required for air carriers from ICAO member states, which do not require flight permits for such flights for aircrafts with Lithuanian registration on reciprocity basis.

Flight permit is valid 4 hours prior and 48 hours after the indicated departure time for the exact number of flights in the submitted application. Flight permit validity cannot be extended.

Apply for non-scheduled flight permit

Air carriers wishing to apply for non-scheduled flight permit need to fill in the Form C and submit it to the Lithuanian Transport Safety Administration no later than 2 working days prior the flight date. The administration must be also informed in advance if flight details change in the submitted application.

Air carriers are required to provide the following information together with the application form:

  • Certificate of civil aircraft, passenger, baggage and cargo insurance, which complies with rules stated in Regulation (EC) No 785/2004;

Non-EU carriers must provide additional documents:

  • TCO (Third Country Operator) authorization or One-Off Notification issued by EASA
  • ACC3 (Air Cargo or Mail Carrier operating into the Union from a Third Country Airport) designation if cargo flight originates from third country airport.

Please send applications with necessary documents to the Lithuanian Transport Safety Administration at email flightpermit@ltsa.lrv.lt. The applications are accepted weekdays between 07:00 and 18:00 (Monday to Thursday) and 07:00 to 16:45 (Friday) Local (excluding public holidays).

Should you have inquiries, please contact Civil Aviation Division staff:

Tel.: +370 612 25 864, +370 610 48 327

E-mail: vilija.rozyte@ltsa.lrv.ltvirginija.zegunyte@ltsa.lrv.lt

 

The information below refers to regular flight permits for flights from and to Lithuanian airports, whereby the European Union (EU) comprises 28 Member States along with Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Flight permits for scheduled flights

Legal base

  1.     Regulation (EC) No. 1008/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on common rules for the operation of air services in the Community
  2.     Resolution No. 285 of the Government of Lithuania of 17 March 2004 on the confirmation of airspace organization rules of the Republic of Lithuania

Foreign state civil aircrafts do not require flight permits for overflights or non-commercial stopovers in the territory of the Republic of Lithuania, provided that the aircraft has been registered in ICAO Member State, which does not require flight permits for such flights for aircrafts with Lithuanian registration on reciprocity basis.

EU air carriers are entitled to operate intra-EU regular flights without flight permits. However, EU air carriers have to provide regular flight schedules to the Lithuanian Transport Safety Administration (hereinafter – LTSA).

Non-EU carriers need to obtain operating permits for flights to/from Lithuanian airports from the LTSA. Such operating permits are issued based on bilateral or multilateral air service agreements between Lithuania or the EU and third countries. In the event that the Republic of Lithuania does not have air service agreement with the air carrier’s country, temporary operating authorization will be issued to operate scheduled flights.

Designated carrier status

EU carriers wishing to obtain traffic rights for scheduled flights from Lithuanian airport to non-EU airport are required to gain designated carrier status. If you wish to gain such status, please send your application to the Ministry of Transport and Communication at the contacts below:

Ministry of Transport and Communications
Gedimino Av. 17,
01505 Vilnius,
Lithuania
E-mail: sumin@sumin.lt

Applications are evaluated in accordance with the Act No. 3-298 of the Minister of Transport and Communications. Decisions on the designated carrier status are made within 20 working days from the receipt of application at the Ministry.

Information about granted designated carrier status

Flight schedules from Lithuanian airports

Air carriers must submit regular flight schedule to/from Lithuanian airports no later than 30 days prior the beginning of flight season (Summer period begins on the last Sunday of March, while Northern period begins on the last Sunday of October).

Flight schedules must be submitted using the template form below. Information is provided in ICAO codes and times are indicated in UTC.

Carrier code

Flight number

Aircraft type

Registration

Frequency

Departure time

Departure airport

Arrival airport

Arrival time

Effective period

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Air carriers must inform the LTSA about any deviations from flight schedules, itinerary changes, flight cancellations or additional flights no later than 3 days prior the flight.

Non-EU carriers must also provide the following documents:

  1. Aircraft type, registration and national affiliation of the aircrafts to be used for flight operations
  2. Certificate of Insurance, which complies with rules stated in the Regulation (EB) No. 785/2004

Civil Aviation Division employees will verify TCO (Third Country Operator) status for non-EU carriers as well as ACC3 authorization in case of cargo flights from third country airports.


Last updated: 02-01-2020