Airport news

2017 09 13

Directly from Vilnius to Athens in the Summer of 2018

Jūratė Baltrušaitytė, Chief Commercial Officer at Lithuanian Airports, emphasises that the new direction will open up huge opportunities for people travelling to Greece and the Near East.

“An aeroplane of “Aegean Airlines” will take off in Vilnius and fly to Athens early in the morning on Wednesdays and Saturdays. In a little more than three hours, passengers will arrive to Athens and will be able to visit the capital of Greece, which is famous for its ancient heritage and is particularly popular among tourists, or they will be able to continue the journey. Greek islands as well as neighbouring countries and the Near Eastern region (Cyprus, Israel, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and others) are easily reachable from Athens Airport,” says J. Baltrušaitytė.

According to the Chief Commercial Officer at Lithuanian Airports, negotiations with “Aegean Airlines” on the new direction took as many as three years.

“Aegean Airlines” will transport passengers from Vilnius to the capital of Greece from 2 June to 14 October 2018. The aeroplanes will take off at 3:30 a.m. in Vilnius to fly to Athens, and in Athens they will take off at 11:30 p.m. “Airbus A320” aeroplanes will be used for the flights. It is planned that tickets will become available as early as this week.

The airline “Aegean Airlines” has not organised any flights in Lithuania so far. It will become the 17th airline to conduct regular flights to and from Vilnius Airport.

“Aegean Airlines”, which started operating in 1999, is the largest Greek airline. The main mission of the airline is to provide high-quality services for short-haul as well as long-haul routes. “Aegean Airlines” received eight awards as the Best Regional Airline in Europe. Now, the airline conducts flights to 145 destinations, including 33 local and 112 international destinations.

About Lithuanian Airports

The network of Lithuanian Airports includes three air gateways in Vilnius, Kaunas, and Palanga. In 2016, they handled 4.8 million passengers and 52,000 flights. During the summer season, 17 airlines organise flights from Lithuanian airports in 69 directions to 59 cities in 26 countries. According to Airports Council International Europe (ACI Europe), Lithuanian Airports contribute 2.5 per cent to Lithuania’s GDP.

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