Author: Sandra Meškauskaitė
On Friday 20 September the Václav Havel Airport Prague saw off the first aircraft
of the new Lithuanian airline Air Lituanica.
“We are very pleased that
the new airline Air Lituanica has placed Prague among its five first
destinations. The initiation of regularly scheduled flights by Air Lituanica
will provide passengers flying out of Prague with a direct air connection once
again to Vilnius. We believe existing demand for travel between the Czech
Republic and the Lithuanian capital will guarantee long term success for the
new route,” says Jozef Sinčák, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors and
Senior Executive Director of the Business and Corporate Services Division at
The Lithuanian Ambassador
in the Czech Republic Mr Aurimas Taurantas: “I believe that regular flights
from Vilnius to Prague will facilitate and strengthen business and tourism
relations between the two countries, as well as make people to people contacts
According to CCO of Air Lituanica Mr Simonas Bartkus,
the route to Prague was mainly orientated towards passengers travelling for
business purposes both directly to Prague and on connecting flights via the Václav Havel Airport. The airport of the Czech capital
is conveniently located for those travelling on connecting flights to North
America, Russia and a variety of European countries.
Air Lituanica flights between the Václav Havel Airport Prague and Vilnius International Airport
will be carried out four times per week: on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and
Sundays. The company‘s aircraft will take off from Vilnius at 9:45 am and the
flight will last for 1 hour 40 minutes. It will leave Prague on its journey
back at 11:50 am and reach Vilnius after 1 hour 25 minutes.
The flights to and from Prague will be operated with
the second Air Lituanica aircraft Embraer 175 accommodating 86 passengers. A
single ticket from Prague to Vilnius will cost from EUR 69.
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