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Sunday, 26.06.2016, 02:05
Spanish low-costs carrier Vueling is due to launch flights between Riga and Barcelona this Saturday, June 25, reported BC Sarmite Rinmane, a spokeswoman for Riga International Airport.
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A total of 1.743 million passengers went through Lithuania's airports during the first five months of 2016, a rise of 14.7% on the same time last year, preliminary data from Statistics Lithuania showed on June 21st, cites LETA/BNS.
Despite the opening of new air routes connecting Palanga with Minsk and Kiev, businesses in the Lithuanian seaside resort town do not expect an influx of tourists thus far, the Lietuvos Rytas daily reports on June 21st, cites LETA/BNS.
Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, started operating its new Tel Aviv service from Riga. The long awaited route will operate all year round twice a week, allowing passengers to travel between Latvia and Israel on very low fares while enjoying excellent onboard service.
The bulk of the 30-million-euro loan granted to the Vilnius Airport will go towards reconstruction of the runway, says Gediminas Almantas, director of Lietuvos Oro Uostai (Lithuanian Airports), a state-owned company that manages the airports of Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga, reports LETA/BNS.
Riga airport board member Andris Liepins and board member Ilmars Upenieks have been suspended from their positions, the airport's supervisory board chairman Juris Kanels confirmed LETA.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) will grant a 30-million-euro grant to the state-run Vilnius airport, with guarantees provided by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), also known as the Juncker plan, informs LETA/BNS.