Airport news

2014 01 27

SAS Launches New Direct Route between Stockholm and Hamburg
On April 22, SAS launches a new direct route between Stockholm Arlanda Airport and Hamburg Airport with two return flights every weekday and one return flight on Sundays. The last time SAS operated this route was 2009, but it is now being reopened in order to meet SAS passengers' needs for routes within Europe.

2014 01 21

Lithuanian airports: nearly 3.5 million passengers handled last year, business partnership planned for the new year
Over 2013 the airports of Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga jointly welcomed 3.48 million passengers and handled 43,078 flights. Compared to 2012, passenger traffic grew by 5.5% last year; flight intensity increased by 3.4%. A passenger heading from Lithuania at this time of the year, i.e. during the aviation winter season, is free to choose from 20 airlines offering regular flights on 37 routes connecting 47 airports across Europe and beyond its borders.

2014 01 17

Vilnius Airport equipped with the second smart defibrillator
Today, Natural Pharmaceuticals, represented by Ulf Oldenborg from Sweden, donated an automated external defibrillator to Vilnius International Airport (VIA), which is already the second defibrillator given by this company. The smart device was fitted in VIA non-Schengen area – a sterile zone of the airport accommodating vast flows of passengers waiting for their flights every day.

2014 01 15

New recycling bins at Vilnius Airport
Vilnius International Airport (VIA) starts the new year with a new environmental and ecological self-awareness raising initiative. In partnership with the representation of one of the largest paper packaging manufacturers Smurfit Kappa Baltic in Lithuania, VIA installed new sets of recycling bins in passenger terminals, which are going to replace the old rubbish bins within a month.

2013 12 30

SAS Group Year-end report November 2012 - October 2013
SAS Group revenue during the last fiscal year (November 2012 - October 2013) was MSEK 42,2, i.e. 0,5 % less than during the previous financial year. In the meantime, after major cost cuttings SAS EBIT margin increased to 3.3% (during the previous year it was -1.6%). Yet another positive result of the last year is Scandinavian Airlines traffic increase by 3.8%.

2013 12 19

First aircraft on the Vilnius-Minsk route takes off from Vilnius Airport today
Today, on 19 December, the first aircraft of the Belarusian airline BelAvia on the Vilnius-Minsk route took off from Vilnius International Airport (VIA). The Belarusian ambassador to Lithuania, representatives of the Department of Tourism of the Republic of Lithuania, the airport and Lithuanian tourism business gave the welcoming address to the passengers on the first flight. The flights to the capital of Belarus will be operated 8 times a week by aircraft CRJ-100/200 with 50 passenger seats.

2013 11 28

Information on recent city traffic restrictions in Vilnius
Today and tomorrow the Third Eastern Partnership Summit is being held in Vilnius. During the event there will be temporary restrictions and changes in the city traffic system.

2013 11 26

In 2014 SAS launches over 40 new routes
In 2014 Scandinavian Airlines SAS launches 41 new routes. This means that SAS will offer direct flights to new and exciting leisure destinations from all main airports in Scandinavia. The new routes in the summer 2014 timetable are mainly destinations in the Mediterranean area and reflect the demand from SAS customers to be able to choose SAS direct flights when going on summer holiday.

2013 11 12

Direct flights from Vilnius to Minsk from December
From 19 December this year the Belarusian airline BelAvia will launch direct flights from Vilnius International Airport (VIA) to Minsk. The flights to the capital of Belarus will be operated 8 times a week by aircraft CRJ-100/200 with 50 passenger seats. Tickets are already available in Lithuanian travel agencies and online.

2013 11 04

Vilnius Airport reports an 8-fold increase in the 9-month profit this year
Over the 1st–3rd quarter of 2013 the income of Vilnius International Airport (VIA) reached LTL 44 million, whereas the pre-tax profit was LTL 6.5 million, i.e. 8 times higher compared to the same period last year. Such a result was mostly due to the decrease in financial costs.