From 12 March the airline Air Lituanica
launches flights on the new route to Tallinn. Flights to the capital of Estonia
will be operated on business days, in the morning and in the evening.
The plane will take off from Vilnius in the
morning at 7.30 and from Tallinn to Vilnius at 9.00. In the evening the plane
will depart from Vilnius at 17.55 and from Tallinn at 19.25. One-way trip will
last 1 hour 5 min. A total of 10 flights will take place on the route
Vilnius-Tallinn-Vilnius per week.
“Such a dense flight
schedule will facilitate travelling for business clients: after going to
Tallinn, they will have a chance to handle their business affairs and to come
back to Lithuania on the same day,” Managing Director of tourism agency network
West Express Egidijus Vaišvilas commented. "We have observed a growing
interest in this route; therefore, we are planning that with favourable
pricing, a part of clients will change their travelling habits and choose
planes instead of buses or cars. I believe that this route will increase the
scope of cooperation between West Express and Air Lituanica even more.
Žydrė Gavelienė, head of
travel agency network Estravel Vilnius, adds that more flexible schedules will
allow saving both time and money: "A convenient flight schedule will
enable companies to save business trip costs – additional overnight stays will
not be required; costs for daily allowances will reduce.” Estravel is hoping
that the meetings and conferences of companies based in the Baltic countries
will make a comeback to Vilnius because the arrival to Vilnius will become more
Flights will be operated by Air Lituanica
aircraft Embraer 175 with 86 seats and a 50-seat aircraft CRJ 200 leased for
several months. Tickets to Tallinn are already on sale.