Airport news

2018 06 18

Flights from Vilnius to Moscow will become even more frequent by midsummer

Flights form Vilnius to Moscow will soon become even more frequent. From 1 June, Aeroflot, the largest airline in Russia, will start operating flights to Moscow not two, but three times a day. Recently, there has been an increase of passengers taking this route, so an additional flight will make planing your journey even easier.

“The number of passengers flying to Moscow has been rapidly increasing over the recent years. In 2017, 136,000 passengers took this Aeroflot route to Moscow. We are happy to be able to offer an improved choice of departure times in the nearest future,” states the Head of Aviation Services Division of Lithuanian Airports Aurimas Stikliūnas.

According to Aurimas Stikliūnas, many passengers travelling to Moscow use it as a hub for further flights. Thanks to a large selection of connecting flights to other cities in Russia and its neighbouring countries, as well as Asian countries, Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport serves as a transfer hub for many travellers.

Currently, Aeroflot planes depart from Vilnius to Moscow only in the morning, at 05:50 and 11:10. From 1 July, passengers can choose to fly in the evening too due to the new 18:45 flight. Flights from Vilnius to Moscow are operated by Airbus A320 and last 1 hour 30 minutes.

About Aeroflot

Aeroflot is the largest and most powerful air carrier in Russia and is a valuable member of the SkyTeam Airline Alliance. The company offers 146 destinations in 52 countries. Out of all air carrier companies in the world operating over 100 aircraft, Aeroflot has the newest air fleet and even 236 passenger aircraft. In 2017, Aeroflot flew 33.8 million passengers (together with daughter companies as much as 50.1 million). In the same year, during Skytrax Awards Aeroflot was rated 4 stars and won the title of the Best Airline in Eastern Europe for the sixth time while the US Airlines Passenger Experience Association (APEX) awarded Aeroflot 5 stars in the global airline ratings. 

About Vilnius Airport

Vilnius Airport belongs to the Lithuanian airport network that manages three airports in Vilnius, Kaunas, and Palanga. During 2017, they serviced 5.2 million passengers and 55 thousand flights. During the summer season, 17 airlines organize direct flights in 79 regular directions to 67 cities in 29 countries. Based on data of the Airports Council International (ACI Europe), Lithuanian Airports contribute to the Lithuania’s GDP by 2.5 percent.

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