The last Sunday of March is the traditional start of the summer aviation season. During the warm season, travellers will be able to choose from 80 direct, scheduled destinations at Lithuanian Airports, including both popular countries and new routes.
As European countries have increasingly relaxed pandemic restrictions, and in some cases waived them altogether, there has been a steady recovery in the aviation sector. According to Aurimas Stikliūnas, Head of Aviation Services at Lithuanian Airports, the summer season should see a new quantitative surge in passengers and flights.
“At Lithuanian Airports, we see weekly growth in flight and passenger flows. With the start of the summer season, we expect an even faster recovery. This will inevitably be boosted not only by the start of the holiday season, but also by the increased offer of destinations for passengers," said Stikliūnas.
He also pointed out that the list of destinations will be further expanded as some flights will be launched in late spring or summer.
Passengers are reminded that all current and planned destinations from Lithuanian Airports, as well as requirements for travellers, can be found in a dedicated subpage at www.vilnius-airport.lt/kryptys. This subpage also contains information on Kaunas and Palanga Airports.
Flights from Vilnius Airport
Vilnius Airport offers the greatest variety of destinations. From Vilnius Airport, travellers will be able to reach both popular business destinations and holiday resorts.
Business travellers from Vilnius can easily reach London airports - from 28 March, airBaltic will resume flights to Gatwick Airport, LOT Polish Airlines operate flights to London City Airport, Ryanair and Wizz Air operate direct flights to Luton Airport, and Stansted Airport can be reached using Ryanair services.
Wizz Air will resume flights to Doncaster from 28 March and to Belfast from 29 March. Regular direct flights to Frankfurt (Ryanair, Lufthansa), Brussels (Brussels Airlines) or Oslo (Norwegian Air Shuttle, Wizz Air, Ryanair, airBaltic) will be further operated. Direct flights to Zurich (SWISS) will be relaunched on 30 March.
There is also good news for those planning a holiday. From 27 March, there will be flights to Barcelona operated not only by Ryanair but by Wizz Air as well. Norwegian Air Shuttle will start direct flights to Stockholm on the same day. Direct flights to the capital of Sweden are currently operated by SAS and Wizz Air.
On 29 March, direct flights to Nice (Wizz Air), Athens (Ryanair and Wizz Air), Dublin (airBaltic) and Billund (Wizz Air) will be relaunched. From 30 March, direct flights to the Greek island of Corfu (Ryanair) will be relaunched. Flights will be operated to destinations already popular with travellers - Malta (Ryanair), Milan (Ryanair and Wizz Air), and Paris (Ryanair, Wizz Air, airBaltic).
Also worth noting are the relaunched flights to Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, on 28 March, and the existing flights to Kutaisi, Georgia (Wizz Air).
Flights from Kaunas Airport
Kaunas Airport will also offer holiday destinations in the summer season. From 28 March, Ryanair will offer direct flights to Naples, from 2 April - to Mallorca and Rimini (Ryanair). Direct flights to Rhodes (Ryanair) will be relaunched on the same day.
From Kaunas Airport, you can easily reach destinations suitable for short weekend trips - Helsinki, Stockholm, Alborg (Ryanair).
Kaunas Airport is also convenient for business trips. Direct flights to UK and Danish airports are operated from here. Flights to Eindhoven (Wizz Air) will resume from 28 March. Kaunas Airport will also offer direct flights to Brussels (Ryanair) starting on 29 March.
Flights from Palanga Airport
During the summer season, Palanga Airport will offer convenient connections to destinations popular among emigrants - Dublin (Ryanair), London (Ryanair and Wizz Air) and Oslo (Norwegian Air Shuttle and SAS).
Flights to Riga (airBaltic) and Copenhagen (SAS) airports will be operated from this Airport as well. These are aviation hubs with easy access to other cities in Europe and beyond the continent.
About Lithuanian Airports
The network of Lithuanian Airports includes three airport gateways in Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga. In 2021, Lithuanian airports serviced almost 2.5 million passengers, more than 34,000 flights and transported more than 20,000 tonnes of cargo.