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Sunday, 26.10.2014, 11:30
Over ten years of business at Palanga airport, Scandinavian Airlines SAS operated almost 13000 flights. The first SAS airplane from Copenhagen landed at Palanga airport on November 1, 2004, and now the airline company operates 26 weekly flights between Danish capital and Palanga, informed BC the airport.
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On October 26, the Latvian airline airBaltic enters the winter season with four new routes and improved service throughout the Baltic States, Scandinavia, CIS and the Middle East, informed BC Janis Vanags.
This winter season, Brussels Airlines will begin flights to and from Riga International Airport, and several other new destinations will be offered, the airport's spokeswoman Sarmite Rinmane told the business information portal Nozare.lv, cites LETA.
After several hours of discussions, the European Union (EU) leaders finally reached agreement on the climate and energy policy framework for 2030, informs LETA.
The pan-Baltic railway line Rail Baltica's Estonian project manager Miiko Peris said that Estonia intends to submit the first, 191 million euros financing application already in February 2015, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
A new logistics centre, Amber Logistics, part of the international spirits company Amber Beverage Group, was opened in Stopiņi county, near the capital city Riga. Amber Logistics centre will specialise in storage of alcoholic beverages and provision of transportation services in the Baltic Region, reported BC communicationsm manager of Amber Beverage Group Dana Hasana.
The Riga City Council will allot additional EUR 10.2 million to Rigas satiksme in order to provide public transport services, the Riga City Council Budget Commission decided yesterday, informs LETA.
Lithuanian Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Arijandas Sliupas together with the leaders of Lianyungang region (People's Republic of China) opened The China (Lianyungang) Silk Road International Logistics Expo and marked the symbolic beginning of the New Silk Road initiative, reports BC the ministry.
Meeting in Tallinn with Norwegian Minister for EAA and EU Affairs Vidar Helgesen, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet said that hopefully in the future, Norway will contribute to Baltic Air Policing from the Ämari Air Base, informed BC Estonian MFA.
On 27 October, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite will attend the welcoming ceremony for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage vessel Independence in Klaipeda. The LNG terminal will ensure Lithuania's energy independence and competitive prices for consumers, reports BC the presidential press service.
Ten tourism companies from Pärnu County have sent a plea to the Association of Local Authorities of Pärnu County and Pärnu County Governor, asking for the renovation of Pärnu airport, writes LETA, referring to Estonian Public Broadcasting.
EBITDA LIFO result of Orlen Lietuva in the third quarter of 2014 amounted to USD 54 million and was higher by USD 58 million (year-on-year), supported by favourable macroeconomic environment in this period, informs LETA/ELTA.
The Lithuanian airline Air Lituanica expands its business in Belarus with agency Ticketing Airport Services Belarus becoming the official commercial representative of the company. The agency will be responsible for the distribution of Air Lituanica flight tickets on the Belarusian market and represent the company in terms of marketing and the market of tourism, the airline said in a statement, cites LETA/ELTA.
Next week liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier Independence will arrive to Lithuania, it will ensure Lithuania's energy freedom, says Jovita Neliupsiene, Chief Advisor on Foreign Affairs to President Dalia Grybauskaite, cites LETA/ELTA.
Based on preliminary unaudited data, in the first half of 2014, normalised earnings of state-owned enterprises (SOE) in Lithuania totalled LTL 262.8 million (EUR 76.1 million), by 1.2% more year-on-year, informs LETA/ELTA.