New summer flight destinations from Lithuania - sunny resorts and metropoles
The summer flying season starting this Sunday will not come as a disappointment to demanding travellers from Lithuania and will further enhance air routes to European cities. St. Petersburg, Naples and Munich are just a few new destinations, which travellers through Lithuanian airports will be able to enjoy in the new flight season.
First summer season flights - on Sunday
Seven permanent and fourteen seasonal destinations will be offered from Lithuanian airports in the summer flying season of 2017. First new flights will be launched on 29 March.
“Lithuanian airports are among the fastest growing airports in Europe. We aim to become leaders in the Baltic region, thus we seek to offer to our passengers not only new destinations, but also to increase the number of flights going in the routes that they already like” - said Indrė Baltrušaitienė, Head of Communications and Marketing Department at Lithuanian Airports.
This Sunday, airlines “airBaltic” will start flying to the main Paris Charles de Gaulle airport. There will be four flights per week going in this direction. Also, on 26 March, “Wizz Air” will build an air bridge between Vilnius and the second largest city of Sweden Gothenburg flying there twice per week. Finally, on the same day, “Ryanair” will launch its first flight from Palanga airport to Glasgow, operating flights from the seaside to Scotland twice per week.
The capital of Bavaria Munich situated at the foot of the Alps will also become accessible to travellers from Vilnius going by plane. Starting from 27 March, “airBaltic” will hold flights to the third largest German city three times per week.
Both those who long for metropoles and for the sun will be satisfied
Indrė Baltrušaitienė noted that fans of warm climate countries will be particularly happy with the new summer flying season.
“Starting from 4 May, “Ryanair” will offer flights from Kaunas airport to Naples in the south of Italy - the city famous for its pizza and espresso. Just like in the previous year, the airlines will fly those who long for the sun to Chania in Crete, also flights to Lvov and Odessa operated by “Ukraine International Airlines”, which were favoured by the Lithuanians, will return for the summer season” - told I. Baltrušaitienė.
“Ryanair” will operate six seasonal destinations from Kaunas airport to a number of Mediterranean resorts - Alicante, Palma de Mallorca, Paphos, Rhodes, and Trapani. The airlines will also offer visiting the capital of Scotland Edinburgh in the summer.
The Head of Communications and Marketing Department at Lithuanian Airports noted that flights will be more frequent to the already existing destinations in the summer. For example, “Lufthansa” will fly from Vilnius to Frankfurt 19 times per week instead of the previous 14, the number of flights to Istanbul operated by “Turkish Airlines” will increase from 5 to 7 times per week and flights to Warsaw operated by “LOT” will increase from 21 to 33 weekly flights.
In the summer, “Wizz Air” will also increase the number of flights to Tel Aviv from 2 to 3 times per week, while “Finnair” will fly to Helsinki 18 instead of the previous 13 times.
More flights in the Eastern Europe
Flights to capital cities of Western European countries and other metropoles have already become a common form of vacation entertainment of many Lithuanians. But new flights from Lithuanian airports will also help discover the charisma of the metropoles of the Eastern Europe this year.
“After a season’s break, flights to the northern capital of Russia St. Petersburg operated by “Rusline” airlines will be resumed on 22 May from the capital of Lithuania and will go there five times per week. There will also be a possibility to reach St. Petersburg, which is titled the most European-like Russian city, from Palanga airport as from 10 June. Flights in this direction will go from the Lithuanian seaside once per week, on Saturdays” - I. Baltrušaitienė commented the new flight destination.
In summer, flights to Moscow operated by “Rusline”, flights to Minsk operated by “Belavia”, flights to Kiev operated by “Ukrainian International Airlines” and flights to Warsaw operated by “LOT” will also be offered from Palanga airport.
The budget airlines “Wizz Air” will also offer flights to Warsaw starting from the fall. Flights operated by the airlines as from 18 September will be available four times per week.
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