Lithuanian Airports are Optimistic about the Winter Season
Lithuanian Airports will offer several new destinations during the winter season. It will be possible to fly to Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland, to Leeds, Malta, and Bari from Vilnius Airport. “Wizz Air” will organise flights to Norwegian cities (Stavanger, Bergen, Ålesund) from Kaunas. In addition, alpine skiing lovers will be happy to know that in January flights to Grenoble at the foot of the French Alps will be offered to them.
There are more winter season news, however. In Kaunas Airport, resumed flights to London Stansted Airport (which were suspended during the summer season) will replace the previously organised flights to London Gatwick. In addition, aeroplanes will fly from Kaunas to Eilat, a resort near the Red Sea that is becoming more and more popular among Lithuanian tourists. Also, flights to Eindhoven have been recently launched.
“We are glad that the number of air travellers is constantly growing and that over the course of nine months of this year, 13 per cent more passengers used the services of Lithuanian Airports than during the previous year. Although the winter season is a challenging time for airports and airlines, we do our best to make sure that passengers have a great time at the airports and find necessary services there,” said Jūratė Baltrušaitytė, the Chief Commercial Officer of Lithuanian Airports. “That is why we hope that this winter more passengers will decide to fly to ski resorts because from now on tourists will be able to travel not only to well-known skiing centres, but also to new resorts in the Alps, the Carpathians, and the Caucasus Mountains.”
The winter season will officially begin on 30 October and will last till the end of March of the following year. During this time, airlines adjust the destinations and the frequency of flights. Changes await travellers to Oslo because Oslo Rygge Airport is closing business and flights from Vilnius will land in Oslo Airport, Gardermoen, which will be closer to the centre of the capital of Norway. Flights to this airport will be operated by SAS, “Norwegian”, and “Ryanair”.
During the winter season, the flight schedule from Palanga Airport will change as well. Until the new warm season, flights to Kiev, Minsk, Warsaw, and Moscow, which have attracted the passengers’ interest, will be suspended.
Over the course of nine months of this year, Vilnius Airport carried more than 2,893,000 passengers, while Kaunas Airport and Palanga Airport handled 492,000 and 173,000 passengers respectively.
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