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Skiing tracks opened in Vilnius

Žiemos trasa (Winter run) is an entertainment complex where there are mountain and cross-country skiing tracks, a cafe – bar and a stimulating mountain atmosphere. It is situated only 3 kilometres away from the Gates of Dawn, 2 Minskas plentas in Vilnius...

2008 sees record passenger growth and development at Kaunas Airport, Lithuania

410,000 passengers used Kaunas Airport in Lithuania in 2008, a 5% increase over 2007 continuing the rapid growth of 5 times, seen since 2005. Kaunas airport, which is the second largest Airport in Lithuania, is centrally located within the country making it a convenient location for access to the whole of Lithuania and...

Contemporary visual art, cinema and jazz will be presented in Vilnius

January 2009 marks the start of large-scale project ARTscape, which will present the contemporary culture scenes of European countries. Helsinki became the first European Capital of Culture of the 21st century, therefore ARTscape not accidentally starts its program with...

Exclusively safe welcoming of the New Year in Vilnius

Events of the Programmes of “Vilnius – European Capital of Culture 2009” and Commemoration of the Millennium of Lithuania’s Name attracted record numbers of people to the streets of the capital city on the New Year’s Eve...

The center of European cultural life will be transferred to Vilnius and Linz

On the morning of 1 January the city of Vilnius awoke having become the European Capital of Culture. This title which Lithuania was striving to achieve for more than five years while preparing for the country’s Millennium celebration will belong to Vilnius and Linz (Austria) for the whole year of 2009...

On the New Year‘s Eve the eyes of the world will be cast on Vilnius

At midnight of the New Year’s Eve attention of the whole world will be drawn by the show of lights and fireworks illuminating the sky above Vilnius – the show will be broadcasted by almost 50 foreign TV companies, and more than 30 media representatives from 12 countries will come to Vilnius to highlight the opening events...

Plungė will be crowned as the Lithuanian Capital of Culture 2009

Next year, Plunge will inherit the title of the Lithuanian Capital of Culture from Zarasai. In the national competition Lithuanian Capital of Culture 2009 organised by Public Enterprise Vilnius – European Capital of Culture 2009, this Samogitian town outrivaled 16 cities and towns of Lithuania...

Is there a way to preserve Lithuania’s historic opportunity in the times of economic crisis?

In view of the country’s increasingly burdensome economic situation and of the need for budgetary savings, PI Vilnius - European Capital of Culture 2009 suggests revising the 2009 budget of the national programme “Vilnius - European Capital of Culture 2009" approved by the Lithuanian government to save 8 million Lt...

Staff of Vilnius service providers will learn hospitality

Nearly five hundred taxi drivers, waiters, hotel staff and managers of service companies in the capital city started learning better customer service. They attend free-of-charge sessions offered by the hospitality project “Vilnius’09 Invites” of the National Programme “Vilnius – European Capital of Culture 2009”...

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...

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...

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...

Renowned architects to present proposals for new museum in Vilnius

Three internationally acclaimed architects, Daniel Libeskind, Zaha Hadid and Massimiliano Fuksas will unveil their proposals for a new museum in Vilnius on April 8, 2008. A jury consisting of Dr. Mikhail Piotrovsky, the Director of the State Hermitage...

Increasing numbers of flyLAL passengers determine growth of Vilnius Airport flows

In April, the air company flyLAL reached 69% passengers number growth rate and sustained the status of the leader in Vilnius Airport. Beside, growing flow of flyLAL passengers was the major reason for the growth of a number of passengers of Vilnius Airport...

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