The connections between Lithuania
and Sweden will be especially convenient this summer: the airline
Air Lituanica will offer seasonal flights to two Swedish cities – Gothenburg
and Malmö. Flights will be operated from the middle
of June until the end of August twice a week on both routes at evening time.
“We have lately had more opportunities to be
happy about the announcements on the opening of new air connections between
Lithuania and Sweden. It will definitely contribute to the strengthening of
business and interpersonal relations as well as the growth of tourism flows.
Finally – we will know each other better. We are especially happy that the Lithuanian
flagship – Air Lituanica – is finally paving its way to Sweden. We have no
doubts that the flights to Gothenburg and Malmö will serve the purpose;
therefore, we will gladly spread this news in Sweden,” Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania
to the Kingdom of Sweden Eitvydas Bajarūnas welcomes the
opening of new routes.
Audrius Masiulionis, Commercial
Attaché in the Kingdom of Sweden, adds that Lithuania has not had direct
flights to Sweden for a long time, and the connections with the country are one
of the main criteria in selecting a place for investments, searching for
business partners or choosing a weekend destination. “I believe in the success
of these routes,” A. Masiulionis says.
Gothenburg (Swedish Göteborg)
is the main seaport of Sweden. The city has excellent rail connections; it is
therefore convenient to reach any part of Sweden from Göteborg Landvetter
Airport. From 15 June the flights to Göteborg Landvetter Airport will be
operated on Wednesdays and Sundays; the plane will depart from Vilnius at 18:15;
flight duration is 1 hour 35 min.
Malmö is the third largest city of
Sweden, which was part of Denmark until the middle of the 17th century. Hence,
the city is more Danish than Swedish, and tourists refer to Malmö as the second
Copenhagen. It is very convenient to reach Copenhagen from Malmö as the cities
are connected by an 8 km Öresund bridge-tunnel. From 17 June aircrafts will
take off from Vilnius to Malmö on Tuesdays and Fridays at 18:15; flight
duration is 1 hour 25 min.
Air Lituanica also flies from
Vilnius Airport to Berlin, Brussels, Prague, Munich, Paris and Tallinn. The
flights are operated by two aircrafts – Embraer 175 with 86 seats and CRJ 200
with 50 seats.
The sale of tickets to Gothenburg and Malmö begins
today, fares starting from EUR 35.