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Air Lituanica adds three new routes to Scandinavia
The first plane to Gothenburg (Goteborg) took off on June 16th, while the first flight to Billund is scheduled today. The flights to Malmo will be launched on Tuesday, says the company in a statement.
"We can often hear people say in our society Scandinavian style, Scandinavian business culture, etc. testifying to a very good taste, ethics and honesty. Scandinavians are the largest investors in our country; therefore there is no wonder that we draw experience from them and follow their good examples. To ensure a fair, targeted and promising communication with these countries, it is very important to ensure good connections between the countries," says Lithuanian Ambassador in Sweden Eitvydas Bajarunas.
From now on, you can already reach Western Denmark on the new route Vilnius-Billund. Billund is situated in the central part of the country. From there it is convenient to reach Aarhus, the second largest city of Denmark, as well as Odense and Aalborg, the third and the fourth largest cities in Denmark. The population around Billund Airport reaches 2.6 million; the airport operates over 60 international routes, and therefore boasts the title of Western Denmark's international airport. Tourists also know Billund for the famous Legolend – the major entertainment oasis for children.
Gothenburg is the main port of Sweden and the largest seaport in the Nordic countries. The city has been strategically significant since its establishment in 1621, when Gothenburg was the only Sweden's "gate" to the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Malmo, being the third largest city of Sweden, was part of Denmark until the middle of the 17th century. Malmo has to this day been referred to as the second Copenhagen and is more Danish than Swedish by its spirit. Malmo is connected to the capital of Denmark by an 8 km Oresund bridge-tunnel, which is a daily route to a lot of people living in one city and working in the other.
From 15 June to 27 August, the flights from Vilnius Airport to Goteborg Landvetter Airport will be operated on Wednesdays and Sundays; the plane will take off from Gothenburg at 18.45. The flight duration is 1 hour35 min.
From 16 June to 28 August the flights from Vilnius to Billund Airport in Denmark will take place three times a week. The departure time from Vilnius on Mondays and Thursdays is 18.15 and 9.50 on Saturdays. The flight duration is 1 hour45 min.
From 17 June to 29 August, the aircrafts will rise from Vilnius to Malmo on Tuesdays and Fridays at 18.45; the flight duration is 1 hour25 min.
"With the intensive summer schedule, our aircrafts will spend about 132 hours in the air per week," says Air Lituanica Director of Commerce Simonas Bartkus. "We will rise from Vilnius Airport 43 times a week."
Air Lituanica also flies from Vilnius Airport to Berlin, Brussels, Prague, Munich, Paris and Tallinn. The flights are operated by two aircrafts – 86-seat Embraer 175 and 50-seat CRJ 200. From 31 August flights to Amsterdam will be launched as well.