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Lithuania’s special 2009 to be perfused with light

On the eve of 2009, Vilnius residents and visitors can witness the unique musical fiesta of dance, sound and light. On the occasion of the opening of the national programme “Vilnius – European Capital of Culture 2009” and Millennium of Lithuania events, the last night in December will invite...

Lithuanian capital of culture 2009 contest kicks off

All Lithuanian cities and towns can already file applications for the national contest Lithuanian Capital of Culture 2009. Plans are to allocate 300,000 litas to implement the best project, which will earn the title of Lithuanian Capital of Culture 2009. The contest...

Vilnius – European Capital of Culture 2009 gains special attention in Riga

On Friday, the 17th of October, PI Vilnius – European Capital of Culture 2009 delivered the sculpture of a White Angel to Latvian capital Riga as a gift inviting Latvians to visit the events of Vilnius – European Capital of Culture 2009. This event gained special attention from Latvian media...

Winter season – a wider geography of flylal flights and more electronic services

With the winter flight season approaching, flyLAL – Lithuanian Airlines introduced its main business directions and development strategy. flyLAL will exert efforts to sustain its leading position in the Lithuanian market, introduce two new destinations, offer more possibilities...

Europe’s leading hotel booking system on the flylal portal

flyLAL – Lithuanian Airlines offers a new online service – now there is a possibility on the portal www.flylal.com to book more than 50 000 hotels in different countries of the whole world. The service will be provided in cooperation with Europe’s leading hotel booking system...

World Music Days in Vilnius to feature world-known celebrities

On the 24th of October, Lithuania’s largest festival of contemporary music to date, World Music Days, will start in Vilnius. World Music Days 2008 is the first contemporary music event on this scale not only in Lithuania, but also in the Baltic States...

Tallinn Airport passenger traffic stable in September

Tallinn Airport handled 164 307 passengers in September which is 0,8% less than in September last year. Passenger number on scheduled flights remained on the same level as in September previous year, while passenger number on charter flights declined by 7,2%. During the first 9 months...

New Tallinn Airport to be named after Lennart Meri

Tallinn Airport was thoroughly renovated as a result of the works that took two years to complete. The passenger terminal was significantly expanded and the air traffic area was reconstructed. The Government of Estonia has also decided to name Tallinn Airport after Lennart Meri...

Estonian Air passenger number increases 9.9% in the first seven months

In the first seven month of 2008, Estonian Air carried altogether 445706 passengers out of which 405844 on regular flights. The total number of passengers increased 9.9%...

Estonia named as one of the developing world’s best ethical destinations

Ethical Traveler, a project of the US environmental alliance Earth Island Institute, selected the developing world's ten best ethical destinations, which also includes Estonia. More than 70 countries all over the world were assessed in three categories – environmental protection, social welfare...

Vabaduse Square in Tallinn has surprising archaeological finds

Excavations on Vabaduse Square in the heart of Tallinn have unearthed new archaeological finds almost every week in recent months. Reconstruction works in the beginning of July unearthed the ruins of the tower by Harjumägi and the tower of the eastern front gate...

Estonian Air adds flights between Tallinn and Stockholm from September the 1st

Starting from September 1, Estonian Air will add to the schedule flights between Tallinn and Stockholm with departure from Tallinn at 16:20 six times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Czech Airlines’ OK Plus Frequent Flyer Programme Membership Numbers Rose by 14% in H1, to 325,000

Prague, 15 July 2008 The Czech Airlines OK Plus frequent flyer programme currently has 325,000 members. Their number grew by 40,000 in half a year, which represents a 14 percent increase. Hence, OK Plus is drawing in about 6,500 new members a month. The increased number of holders of prestigious Silver, Gold, and newly also Platinum cards confirms the interest of frequent flyer programme members in an increasingly broader range of benefits. The OK Plus Programme has a 16-year history.

Business Survey of the German Chambers of Commerce in Central and Eastern Europe

Czech Republic once again the most attractive business location, a certain disillusion to be recognized in the Baltic States The business climate for German companies in Central and Eastern has changed in 2008 and in some countries new challenges for doing business occurred. Especially in the Baltic States the euphoria of recent years has ceased and a certain disillusion can be observed regarding the macroeconomic expectations, while in the Balkan States optimism is on the rise. The Czech Republic has held its position as the most attractive business location in the region. These are the main results of the annual survey of the German Chambers of Commerce in 13 Central and Eastern European States, characterizing the current situation from the point of view of 928 German companies.

Night-time song festival to mark Estonian independence holiday

“Märkamisaeg” will be one of the main events marking the 90th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia. A night of song at Tallinn’s Song Festival Grounds between the 19th and 20th of August, it will celebrate the country’s regaining independence in 1991. The festival will be free of charge to everyone...

New in Lithuania – medical tourism

Foreign tourists more often choose Lithuanian not only like a tourist destination. Being in Lithuania they can have a benefit: to combine tours around a beautiful country and to recover them. Nowadays there are different types of treatments such as amber therapy, amber SPA, physiotherapy...

Flight Connection Launched between Arlanda and Pärnu

The first regular flight on the Stockholm-Pärnu route took place in June. Preparations for the new route started in the summer capital of Estonia last autumn. The new air service route was launched in the cooperation of Pärnu Sanatorium Tervis and the Strand Spa & Conference Hotel...

Hanseatic Days in Estonian Towns

Everyone is welcome to visit Hanseatic Days in Pärnu and Tartu, which offer the chance to enjoy Estonian culture through several centuries, in June and July this year.Pärnu Hanseatic Days are held from 27 to 28 June in the park behind the Tallinn Gate and on the Vallikäär Meadow...

flyLAL carried 40% more cargoes

Airline flyLAL announced 40% increase in cargo transportation volumes in April, if compared with the same period last year. After privatisation of the company, it is the first record quantity of cargoes transported so far During April alone, 151 tones of cargoes were transported...

Growth of Vilnius Airport is caused by record-breaking flyLAL flows

In May, airline flyLAL carried over 64 000 passengers, i.e. 80% more than in May 2007, when the number of passengers was 36 000. Furthermore, the growth of flyLAL passengers' flow is the main determinant of the rising number of Vilnius airport passengers...

flyLAL introduced mobile communication capacities on the aircraft to European airlines

Airline flyLAL shows active interest in possibilities to introduce mobile communication technologies into aircrafts, which would enable provision of mobile communication services during the flights. Together with company flyLAL Technics belonging to the same...

Renovated Customs Museum opened its doors

On 7 May, the eve of the 89th anniversary of the establishment of the Lithuanian Customs, a renovated Customs Museum was opened in Vilnius. Expositions reminding the evolution of the Lithuanian Customs history, its main developments have been arranged in the...

Culture night "Let There Be Night!" in Vilnius

This midsummer night fiesta is a celebration of culture and art, of museums and music. Vilnius residents and guests are invited to a cultural nighttime visit of Vilnius, during which they will get dance lessons at night, watch movies under the stars, attend...

The Residents of Ten European Cities Will be Able to Greet You in Lithuanian

Hello, we have discovered you, now you should discover us” read 900 posters that appeared in the public transportation stops of Riga (Latvia), Tallinn (Estonia), Stockholm (Sweden), Oslo (Norway), Helsinki (Finland), Paris (France), Hamburg and Stuttgart...

Vilnius Tourist Information Centre became a national partner of ARC Europe

It is a joint discount programme of 28 European autoclubs, which offers discounts and other benefits for travellers in Europe. This programme has been implemented in Lithuania since 1999. The LAS card bears a Show Your Card! (SyC!) logo and card holders...

International music festival "Interest 2008"

For the first time time in the festival we will introduce original and world-wide known performers from abroad who have not performed in Lithuania yet, as well as some unexpected ideas from Lithuanian musicians. Thus, we honeslty hope Interest 2008, the...

Days of Wine in Vilnius

"Vyno dienos" is the only specialized and the largest wine fair in Lithuania. It takes place in Vilnius. This is a yearly wine exhibition where wine consumers meet wine professionals and wine distributors. We invite professionnals to check in be email (info@vynodienos.lt) earlier...

Lithuanian Hot Air Balloon Championship

The exclusive ballooning Event – 1st International Hot Air Airship championship and 16 Open Lithuanian Hot Air Balloon Championship will be held in Vilnius on 21-25 May, 2008.  This will be the biggest balloon event in Lithuania and all the Baltic’s since 13th European Hot...

flyLAL introduces more flights to London

From now, passengers from Vilnius can fly to two London airports – Gatwick and Stansted. Regular flights to Stansted airport will start from the 16th of May, and planes will fly to this airport two times per week. From June, the number of flights to Stansted...

flyLAL installed a new online system for corporate customers

Airline flyLAL developing capacities of its portal http://www.flylal.com/ installed an online system for business customers. From now, companies can sign agreements with the airline and book tickets online in a special environment created for them. On the...

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