Airport news

2013 07 09

Wizz Air launches a new route beyond Europe
On 9th of July 2013 – Wizz Air, the largest low-fare, low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, has announced a new route from Vilnius International Airport. The airline has been continuously expanding its network from Vilnius by introducing flights to Norwegian Alesund in early June, and launching the first flight to the capital of Ukraine Kiev only 4 days ago. Today Wizz Air announced a new route from Lithuania to Israel. Flights to Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport will start in late October and will initially be operating with 2 weekly frequencies. Seats are available from as low as EUR 49.99* (one way, including all taxes) on

2013 07 09

Air Lituanica launches daily flights from Vilnius to Amsterdam
Yesterday, on the 8th of July, 2013 the Schiphol airport in Amsterdam greeted the passengers of the first Air Lituanica flight from Vilnius with the traditional red tulips. The first Lithuanian aircraft to land in the largest airport in the Netherlands was also welcomed with a festive parade of automobiles.

2013 07 04

SAS signs with Airbus: Total Renewal of Long Haul Fleet
SAS and Airbus have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the order of eight new A350-900 XWB and four A330-300 Enhanced. The agreement marks the launch of SAS long haul strategy of an extensive fleet renewal plan. Options for another six aircraft A350-900 are provided, and the list price of the order is estimated at 3,3 BUSD.

2013 07 03

Vilnius airport launches a reform of taxi services
As of 1 July Vilnius Airport offers a new procedure for taxi services near Vilnius Airport. By changing this procedure Vilnius Airport (VIA) primarily seeks to reduce the rates of this service and to improve its quality. The airport also introduces stricter requirements for taxi carriers.

2013 06 27

New Lounge in Vilnius International Airport for VIP Customer service
With Lithuania taking over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union in July, Vilnius International Airport (VIA) is to introduce a newly constructed VIP Lounge. The introduction of the new VIP Lounge will allow increasing the airport's VIP customer service capacity and quality levels.

2013 06 25

SAS launches new winter destinations
As part of the route launches for the winter timetable 2013/14, SAS customers will have direct access from Copenhagen to the German city of Bremen and the oil region of Humberside in northern England. This brings the total number of new routes for SAS in 2013 up to 52.

2013 06 20

Replica of the legendary Lituanica welcomes guests of Vilnius Aviation day in the sky
The replica (exact copy) of the legendary aeroplane Lituanica flown by the pilots Steponas Darius and Stasys Girėnas will arrive and welcome all participants and guests of Vilnius Aviation Day, which will take place at the aerodrome of Vilnius International Airport on June 22. Made ready for the flight only a few days before the occasion, the aeroplane will become the centrepiece of the event.

2013 06 19

Turkish Airlines, the best in Europe in last three years
Turkish Airlines has been chosen "Best Airline in Europe", “Best Airline in Southern Europe” and awarded "Best Business Class Catering” in 2013 Skytrax World Airline Awards.

2013 06 17

Vilnius Airport launches the construction of a new Fire Rescue Station
Vilnius International Airport (VIA) begins the construction of a new fire rescue station financed from the resources of the European Union. The works at the airport will be completed by the companies awarded the contract Irdaiva and Conresta working under the joint activity agreement.

2013 06 14

Number of SAS Passengers Increased by 2,5 %
SAS press release: SAS Group Revenue during the period of November 2012 - April 2013 was MSEK 19,530, i.e. 0,8 % higher compared to last year (MSEK 19,369). Net income for the period was MSEK -1,018, while last year it was -2,970. During the said period traffic was up 2.5%.