Lithuanian Airports has announced an international tender for the selection of the operator of all the parking lots managed by Lithuanian Airports. The new operator will manage more than 3,300 parking spaces (existing and planned in the future) at three airports in Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga. It is being planned that the winner of the tender will take over the management of the parking spaces in the second half of this year.
Will strive for the highest quality
According to Gintarė Norvilaitė-Tautevičė, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at Lithuanian Airports, one of the main purposes of the new tender is to ensure that all parking lots at the Lithuanian airports are managed by an experienced operator able to ensure the quality of parking services provided to passengers and partners.
“We have already completed market consultations, during which we presented the scope of the tender to local and international companies. By implementing this project, we want to increase and at the same time unify the quality of the services provided, thus one of the most important elements that we are going to evaluate is a potential operator’s experience in the market. The new operator will not only have to take control of all the parking spaces, but also implement technological improvements, including the large-scale development of charging stations for electric cars,” said Norvilaitė-Tautevičė.
Parking services at all Lithuanian airports
It is planned that after the end of the selection process in the middle of this year, the new operator will take over in several stages the administration of the parking lots at Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga airports.
In Vilnius, the new operator will administer a multi-storey parking lot, long-term parking spaces and a central parking zone, which will be installed along with the new departure terminal. It is expected that by the end of 2024, the new operator will take over the administration of an area of more than 40,000 sq. metres and more than 1,300 parking spaces.
At Kaunas airport, short-term parking and two long-term parking lots, as well as an area of almost 10,000 sq. metres where the development of parking spaces can be carried out will be transferred to the care of the new operator. It is planned that by 2024 almost 1,400 parking spaces will be transferred to the lot operator at Kaunas airport.
At Palanga Airport, for administration, about 470 parking spaces will be handed over, located in both short-term and long-term parking lots. At this airport, the new operator will administer an area of 15,600 sq. metres.
The selection has already started
The international selection of the parking lot operator has already started, and market participants can submit their applications until June 2023. It is planned that the winner of the tender will be announced in the middle of this year.
The administration of the parking lots at Vilnius Airport should be completely taken over by October of 2024 when the contract works for the new passenger departure terminal and accesses (transport scheme) will be completed.
After signing the contract, the new operator shall undertake to implement the necessary technologies for high-quality administration of parking spaces, to properly adapt the existing airport infrastructure for use, to install charging stations for electric cars, to ensure comprehensive infrastructure maintenance, and to perform snow removal in the parking lots. The operator will also have to ensure security within the territory of the lots.
In addition, the operator shall undertake to provide high-quality customer service and set up a call centre. The new operator will also be responsible for marketing projects related to the parking lots.
It is expected that the new operator will be able to manage parking spaces at the Lithuanian airports for up to 10 years.
More info about the tender https://www.ltou.lt/en/business-services/parking-tender