Vilnius Airport in Lithuania has announced plans to develop a public plane spotting site, which will be open by mid-October this year.
The site, which will be built by construction firm Ginstata, will be next to the Salininkai Gardens, close to the airport. It will be fully accessible, and the site will benefit from excellent views of the runway. Vilnius City Municipality is to construct a playground next to the site.
“Aviation amateur ranks are expanding rapidly, not only globally, but also in Lithuania, which means that the need to have a place to conveniently observe ascending and descending planes is growing. The emergence of this site will not only be a symbolic event for us and a long-awaited gift to the people, but also a contribution to the life of the aviation community”, said Dainius Čiuplys, head of Vilnius Airport.
The plane spotting site access will be included in the overall airport security system, will be constantly monitored by cameras for the safety of the visitors themselves, and will be supervised by regular security patrols.