Airport news

2015 04 17

Vilnius Airport is the fastest growing airport in Eastern Europe
According to the international route development organisation Routesonline, the air capacity within and from Eastern Europe has risen by 97 per cent in the past ten years. Based on the company's calculations, the fastest growing gateway in Eastern Europe between 2010 and 2014 was Vilnius International Airport of Lithuania.

2015 02 10

Lithuanian Airports Kicked off the New Year with a Record-High Passenger Growth Rate of 16.5%
The number of passengers at Lithuanian airports increased by 16.5% during the first month of this year, compared to the same calendar period last year. Kaunas Airport served as much as 29% more passengers, while Vilnius Airport and Palanga Airport had 15% and 0.2% more passengers, respectively.

2015 01 29

SAS announced second most punctual airline in 2014
Scandinavian Airlines SAS was announced the second most on time company of all global airlines in 2014, being only 0,04% behind the winner of the competition. Last year 88,6 % of SAS flights landed on time.

2015 01 26

Starting today connection with Sweden is even more convenient
A more active cooperation between Lithuania and Sweden encourages transport business to look for ways to improve connection between these countries. Airline Air Lituanica has decided to operate direct flights to Stockholm Bromma Airport located in the centre of Stockholm from 26 January 2015. An aircraft will be making as many as 10 flights per week from Vilnius International Airport.

2015 01 05

Air Lituanica plans to expand in 2015
Airline Air Lituanica carried over 132,000 passengers in 2014, and over 182,000 passengers since it started operating. In 2015, it plans to carry over 200,000 passengers and expand the geography of its flights.

2014 12 17

Turkish Airlines increase Vilnius service to Daily
Due to strong demand on its Vilnius route, Turkish Airlines, the 3rd largest carrier in Europe, will increase its flights between Vilnius and Istanbul as from March 2015. Effective from the 29th of March, the schedule will increase from 5 weekly to daily flights. The additional two flights will operate on Thursdays and Fridays using 737-800 aircrafts, which are configured for two classes: Business and Economy.

2014 12 08

„Aeroflot“ connects Vilnius and Moscow by air already for 70 years
On December 4, Vilnius Airport and „Aeroflot“ celebrated 70th anniversary of the Vilnius – Moscow flights. Russian airline started serving the route in 1944, and in the first year „Aeroflot“ carried 48 passengers, while last year there were over 132 thousand people travelling this route.

2014 12 04

UIA launches ticket sales for international flights from the cities of Ukraine
Within the period of Summer 2015 Schedule Ukraine International Airlines will expand its route network from the cities of Ukraine by launching non-stop scheduled service from Odessa to Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Vilnius, from Lvov to Rome, Madrid, Bologna, and Tel Aviv, as well as from Kharkov to Batumi and Tel Aviv. Ticket sales are already open.

2014 10 30

airBaltic launches flights between Vilnius and Amsterdam
On October 30, airBaltic launched a new direct route linking Vilnius and Amsterdam. The flight, which will operate three times a week, offers convenient connections between the two capitals, linking Vilnius via Amsterdam to the rest of the world, and linking Amsterdam to the Baltic Region.

2014 10 28

Flights from Stockholm to Vilnius 10 times per week
“Air Lituanica is already known name to Swedish aviators. A flight to the capital is always “a diamond in the crown”, after all, Stockholm and the surrounding region have the largest concentration of people, business, cultural and historical objects”, Eitvydas Bajarūnas, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Lithuania to the Kingdom of Sweden, welcomes the new route. “Lithuania did not have direct flights to Sweden for a long time and the country’s accessibility is one of the main criteria when choosing the place for investments, search of new business partners or planning your weekend destination. Sweden is a very important partner in Lithuania’s economic development, therefore constant attention should be paid to the accessibility of this country.” According to him, mutual tourism potential has not been exploited yet, although the annual growth of Swedish tourists is visible in Lithuania.