Country Profile

Republic of Lithuania
(Lietuvos Respublika)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
16 February 1918
Capital City:
Total Area Ranking:
123 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
138 of 242 in the World

The Country


Lithuania is located in northern Europe, on the eastern side of the Baltic Sea. Lithuania is bordered by Latvia to the north, Belarus to the east and south east, and Poland and the Kaliningrad area of Russia to the south west. To the west lies the Baltic Sea. The terrain is mostly flat, with only a few areas near the eastern border higher than 200 m (656 ft) above sea level. There are many lakes, moors and bogs but plenty of fertile soil has resulted in a large agricultural industry. The total land area is 65,200 sq km (25,174 sq miles).
The Population of 3.7 million (2000 figure) comprises 80% of Lithuanian origin, 9% Russian, 7% Polish, 2% Belorussian and 2% other ethnic groups. The capital city is Vilnius.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Lithuanian History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Lithuania
Yahoo Lithuania page
wikipedia: Lithuania
wikipedia: History of Lithuania


Text to be added on the development of aviation in Lithuania.


Civil Aircraft Registrations

Lithuanian civil aircraft were registered in the series Z-LAAA onwards 1919-1929 and LY-AAA onwards 1929-1939, although the prefix RY- seems to have been used on occasion. The LY-xxx series was reintroduced in 1991.

All-time Lithuania – civil aircraft register (R-Zaa Z-Laa RY-aaa LY-aaa).
[Get involved with the Aeroflight Cloud.]

Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Current military air arms-
Air Force (Karinés Oro Pajégos)

Historical military air arms-
Army Aviation (Karo Aviacijos) [1918-1940]
National Guard (Sauliai Sajungos Aviacija) [1938-1940]

Central Government Agencies

Government [1994-2000]
Border Guard (VSAT)
National Guard (KASPAR) [1992-2009]

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – no EMS/Rescue helicopter service available.
Police – no aviation branch. Air support is provided by the Border Guard.

Commercial Aviation

Air Lithuania [1991-2005]

wikipedia: Airlines of Lithuania
The World’s Airlines: Lithuania

Private Aviation

To be added


Aircraft Manufacturers

Lithuanian Aircraft
Avia Baltika

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Lithuania

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.

On Show

Aviation Museums

Lietuvos Aviacijos Muziejus

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

Magazines Guide for Lithuania

Aviation Bibliography

Lithuanian Aviation Bibliography – to be added

Web Links

Anabaras – Aerobatics in Lithuania

Vytautus Lapenas Flight School

Termikas Ltd

Aeroclub of Lithuania

Ministry of National Defence


Abandoned and little known Airfields


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