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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Sunday, 25.08.2019, 09:01

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Ryanair to launch flights from Vilnius to London's Southend in November

Ryanair to launch flights from Vilnius to London's Southend in November

22.08.2019

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair plans to launch flights from Vilnius to London Southend Airport in November, reported LETA/BNS.

Keyword tags: Airport, Good for Business, Lithuania, Tourism, Transport



Finns' alcohol purchases in Estonia up on year in July

Finns' alcohol purchases in Estonia up on year in July

22.08.2019

Finns imported a total of 4.7 million liters of alcoholic beverages from Estonia in July, 1.4 million liters more than in the same period last year, according to the Finnish public broadcaster Yle reports informed LETA/BNS.

Riga Airport plans to service 7.5 mln passengers this year

Riga Airport plans to service 7.5 mln passengers this year

21.08.2019

Passenger turnover at Riga International Airport could reach 7.5 mln this year, the airport's chairwoman Ilona Lice told LETA.


Estonia: Elron to buy dual system electric trains instead of hybrid trains

Estonia: Elron to buy dual system electric trains instead of hybrid trains

19.08.2019

AS Eesti Liinirongid, the state-owed Estonian passenger train company operating under the Elron brand, is in great probability about to acquire new trains capable us using two power supply systems instead of diesel-electric hybrid trains, according the news portal of public broadcaster ERR information reported LETA/BNS.

Court orders Novatours to pay ex-CEO of Estonian branch over EUR 183,000

Court orders Novatours to pay ex-CEO of Estonian branch over EUR 183,000

19.08.2019

The Harju County Court has satisfied a claim by Andree Uustal, former CEO of Novatours' Estonian branch, against the travel company, and ordered the latter to pay Uustal 183,000 euros for unpaid remuneration, holiday allowance and compensatory interest, informed LETA/BNS.


19.08.2019

airBaltic Passenger Growth Reaches +28% in July

Latvian airline airBaltic in July 2019 has transported 578 340 passengers or 28% more than last year to its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS and the Middle East, informed airBaltic representative.

19.08.2019

Estonian competition watchdog prohibits merger of Estravel, Wris

The Estonian Competition Authority has prohibited travel services group Estravel from acquiring a majority holding in the Wris travel agency, сообщает LETA/BNS.

15.08.2019

Latvia: In the 2nd quarter, significant upturn in the number of tourists from Spain

Latest data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that 781.1 thousand visitors stayed at Latvian tourist accommodation establishments in the 2nd quarter of 2019, which is 1.1% more than in the 2nd quarter of 2018.

15.08.2019

Lithuania's Novaturas turnover up 1% to EUR 99.8 mln

Novaturas, one of the largest tour operators in the Baltic states, posted 99.8 mln euros in revenue in the first seven months of this year, up 1% from the same period last year, informed LETA/BNS.

12.08.2019

SmartLynx Airlines plans to invest EUR 5 mln in Canada Jetlines startup

SmartLynx Airlines in Canada signed an agreement on a EUR 5 million investment in Canada Jetlines startup in order to solve seasonality problems, said SmartLynx Airlines board member Zygimantas Surintas in an interview with LETA.

12.08.2019

Number of flights in Lithuania's airspace up 1.2% to 27,400

The total number of flights in Lithuania's airspace rose 1.2 % to 27,400 in July y-o-y, reported LETA/BNS.

09.08.2019

Lines might form at Terehova border crossing point

Lines might form at Latvian-Russian border crossing point in Terehova due to renovation works, the State Border Guard informed LETA.

09.08.2019

Estonia: The number of visitors from Finland was the lowest of recent years in the second quarter

Tourists from Finland were one third of all visitors, but the number of them was down. Foreign tourists spent 420 mln euros in Estonia while Estonian residents spent 300 mln euros abroad. The number of visits by tourists from Estonia to Ukraine rose notably, informed Bank of Estonia.

08.08.2019

airBaltic Rolls Out Special Lithuanian Airbus A220-300 Livery

Due to the growing demand of airBaltic services in Lithuania airBaltic has created a special livery of its Airbus A220-300 aircraft dedicated to Lithuania. Now airBaltic’s Airbus A220-300 aircraft registered as YL-CSK is carrying the colours of the Lithuanian flag and the name of its capital – Vilnius, airBaltic`s representative informed BC.

07.08.2019

Estonia: In June, the number of tourists in accommodation establishments increased

According to Statistics Estonia, in June 2019, a total of 407,000 tourists stayed in accommodation establishments, which is 9% more than in June 2018. The number of both domestic and foreign tourists increased.

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