airBaltic launches flights between Vilnius and Amsterdam

Air Lituanica, the Lithuanian airline company, and airBaltic will cooperate on the Vilnius-Amsterdam route. Flights from Vilnius International Airport will be operated 8 times per week, i.e. daily, with two flights – morning and evening - on Sunday.

“To ensure direct connection the frequency of flights is important; it becomes even more important where connecting flights are involved.”, says Simonas Bartkus, Chief Commercial Officer at Air Lituanica.

Air Lituanica will operate flights on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evening, while airBaltic – on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday midday. Air Lituanica aircrafts will take off from Vilnius in the morning at 6.50 a.m. and on Sunday evening at 5.30 p.m. airBaltic flight schedule from Vilnius to Amsterdam will be at 2.40 p.m. Tickets are available via ticket distribution channels of both companies to all 8 weekly flights.

“One out of every three passengers on airBaltic flights to Amsterdam continue their journey to an onward destination. Our schedule is convenient not only for travelling to Amsterdam, but to destinations worldwide via the Dutch capital,”, comments Christophe Viatte, Chief Commercial Officer at airBaltic.

Air Lituanica started its flights on 30 June 2013; by now it has carried more than 150 thousand passengers; it flies from Vilnius International Airport to the main airports of Brussels, Berlin, Prague, Munich, Paris, Tallinn and Billund. airBaltic is a stock company, established in 1995. Its primary shareholder is the Latvian state with 99.8% of stock. In 2013 airBaltic has carried over 2.95 million passengers.

 

Christophe Viatte, Chief Commercial Officer airBaltic: “One in three airBaltic travellers who fly through Amsterdam travel onwards to cities all over the world. airBaltic’s new direct flights, which link Vilnius to this major hub, strengthen our service within Europe, and offer unmatched onward connections to the rest of the world.”

The new service from Vilnius adds to the existing Riga-Amsterdam direct route, and strengthens airBaltic’s presence in the Baltic States.

Starting today, October 30, 2014, airBaltic will fly from Vilnius to Amsterdam three times a week, with Boeing 737 aircraft. The fares on the route will start at 49 EUR, including airport fees and transaction costs.

Route

Flight frequency

Start date

Price *,

Basic

Price*,

Business Elite

Vilnius – Amsterdam

3 flights weekly

October 30, 2014

49 EUR

369 EUR

* Lowest fare, including taxes, fees and service charges, on www.airBaltic.com, subject to availability

airBaltic serves over 60 destinations from its home base in Riga, Latvia. From every one of these locations, airBaltic offers convenient connections via North Hub Riga to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, CIS and the Middle East.

A full schedule of airBaltic flights can be found on the company’s website: www.airBaltic.com.

airBaltic in brief:

AIR BALTIC CORPORATION (airBaltic) is a joint stock company that was established in 1995. Its primary shareholder is the Latvian state, which holds 99.8% of the stock. The airBaltic fleet consists of 25 aircraft – 13 Boeing 737 and 12 Bombardier Q400Next Gen. airBaltic offers nonstop flights from its hub in Riga, Latvia. airBaltic received the title of Airline of the Year 2009/2010 (Gold Award) from the European Regions Airline Association. airBaltic is the winner of Air Transport World Phoenix Award 2010 - a global recognition of excellence in restructuring business. airBaltic won a special Pacesetter Award 2010 from the Jury of the Budgies World Low Cost Airline Awards, recognising the achievements of airBaltic as a hybrid airline. In 2012, airBaltic was ranked by Airlinetrends among the Top 10 airlines globally for innovations.

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