Airport news

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%.

2013 06 11

Air Lituanica launches ticket sales
Air Lituanica company with its partner, commercial flight operator Estonian Air, launches ticket sales to direct and connecting flights. Through an agreement with the Estonian airline, Air Lituanica will offer flights to more than 100 cities.

2013 06 10

LOT increasing the number of Warsaw-Vilnius-Warsaw flights
Starting from June 17th, 2013 LOT Polish Airlines (LOT) increasing the number of Warsaw-Vilnius-Warsaw flights and during the summer season on this route will operate 19 flights per week: three daily flights on weekdays and two  - on Saturdays and Sundays.

2013 05 20

Vilnius International Airport to optimise its activity and to improve service quality
Gediminas Almantas, 34, the new CEO of Vilnius International Airport (VIA) as of 7 May, has a clear vision as to how to develop the activity of the largest airport in the country.

2013 05 14

SAS doubles the Frequency on Stockholm – Vilnius Route
After having launched a new route between Stockholm and Vilnius on April 1, 2013, from August 19, 2013 Scandinavian Airlines SAS is doubling the frequency on this route: instead of current 6 weekly flights, the number of flights will be increased up to 12 per week, i.e. 2 flights per day on the weekdays, and one flight per day on Saturdays and Sundays.

2013 04 26

SAS Launches a New App
On April 9, SAS launched its new app which can be used to book trips to all its destinations directly on a smart phone or tablet device. SAS customers can now easily book, check in, choose a seat on board and receive their mobile boarding pass on their phone or device. The SAS app has already been downloaded nearly 100,000 times. This is just one of the ways in which SAS is continuing to create innovative solutions that make traveling easier for its customers.

2013 04 25

Wizz Air celebrates 2nd anniversary of Vilnius base
Vilnius, 22 April 2013: Wizz Air, the largest low-fare, low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe is celebrating the 2 year anniversary of its base at Vilnius. Wizz Air’s Lithuanian base opened on 16th of April 2011 and has since grown significantly, which underlines both, the popularity of Wizz Air’s low fares and commitment to Lithuanian aviation. Currently there are 2 Vilnius based aircraft with 22 local pilots and 40 local cabin crew members that operate on 14 routes flying to 8 countries including the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Norway and Ukraine. In addition to these direct jobs created locally, Wizz Air’s passenger traffic also supports hundreds of jobs in the tourism and hospitality industry in and around Vilnius.

2013 04 09

For the First time SAS opens Direct Route to San Francisco
On April 8, 2013 Scandinavian Airlines SAS for the first time in the company history performed a direct flight from Copenhagen to San Francisco. The route will be operated six times a week, i.e. every day of the week except Tuesday.