2016 04 12

Lithuanian Airports: new winds in Lithuania’s sky

The end of March marking the start of the summer season in aviation was rather intensive – water salutes greeted new airlines in Kaunas and Palanga and new routes were opened in Vilnius. Therefore, it is now even easier and more convenient to travel from Lithuanian airports. This summer Lithuanian airports will offer direct flights to 65 destinations in 54 cities and 26 countries.

In fact, the great news is yet to come to the capital – a month later aviation experts will pay a visit to Vilnius, whereas in June the city’s sky will witness the planes of new airlines, Germania and Vueling. We are already planning our autumn routes, so don’t forget to keep track of our information and be ready to take a flight to new destinations!

Summer news
Wizz Air launched flights from Kaunas and Palanga

With the flights from Kaunas and Palanga airports launched at the end of March, Wizz Air expands its operations in Lithuania. The airline will operate flights from Kaunas to London Luton Airport five times a week and three times a week from Palanga.

Three new airlines at the seaside

The start of the summer season brought more intensive air traffic above Palanga - three airlines commenced their operations at the seaside airport. Ryanair operates twice-a-week flights to London Stansted; Wizz Air flies to another - London Luton - airport three times a week; LOT planes landing at the seaside town three times a week invite to reach Warsaw, the capital of Poland, and a broad route network opening from it in an easier way.

Better connections with Stockholm

During the summer season the Scandinavian airline SAS increased the number of direct flights on the route Vilnius-Stockholm to a total of 15 flights per week and changed the type of aircraft – from now on, passengers will reach the capital of Sweden by 90-seat CRJ9 aircraft.

Ryanair opened a route from Vilnius to Birmingham

During the summer season Ryanair offers twice-a-week flights from Vilnius to Birmingham. During a year the airline is planning to carry over 860,000 passengers on this route.

Plans of airlines
Autumn with new Wizz Air routes

Wizz Air is planning a further expansion in the low-cost flight network this autumn – the airline will commence flights on two new routes from Vilnius Airport and four new routes from Kaunas Airport. The capital’s route map will expand with Bari in Italy and Reykjavik in Iceland, whereas the Kaunas route map will be supplemented with Eindhoven in the Netherlands and Stavanger, Bergen and Ålesund in Norway.

Ryanair opens a new base at Vilnius Airport

Ryanair announced that it will open a new base at Vilnius Airport (No 82 in total) from 30 October with two aircraft based in it. It will already be the second base in Lithuania – their base at Kaunas Airport has been operating successfully since its opening. During the winter season the airline will operate on 23 routes from Lithuanian airports.

Aviation experts gather in Vilnius

This spring is very important for Lithuanian airports as well as Lithuanian aviation and the entire country. For the first time European aviation experts will gather in Vilnius to discuss the challenges that regional airports are facing and to get to know our country – for most of them it will the first visit to Lithuania.

On 11-13 May Vilnius will host the annual ACI EUROPE’s event – ACI EUROPE’s Regional Airports’ Conference and Exhibition. It will gather 250 delegates from the regional airports in Europe and beyond it – CEOs, board members, CCOs, CFOs, COOs, managers of companies operating at airports and other aviation experts.

In March Vilnius hosted another international aviation conference CONNECT. During it representatives from airlines and airports negotiated route development possibilities. The guests were fascinated by the Lithuanian capital – quite a number of them are already planning to come back here for holidays together with their family members.

Other news
Klaipėda and Palanga Airport connected by a bus route

The shuttle service Klaipėda bus station - Palanga Airport was launched in the seaside region. Its schedule is lined up with the schedule of arriving and departing flights. Bus No 100 has only one stop – Palanga bus station. A trip lasts 35-40 min; the ticket price is 1.10 EUR.

ACI Europe report: private investments in airports on the increase

A report on shareholders in Europe’s airports was presented in the 8th conference of ACI EUROPE held in London. It concluded that private investors in the EU are on the increase. After the concession project of Lithuanian airports is put into effect, private investors will be involved in more than half of the EU’s airports.

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