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Wizz Air will no longer fly to Athens, Reykjavik from Vilnius

Wizz Air will no longer fly to Athens, Reykjavik from Vilnius

22.01.2020

Hungarian airline Wizz Air will no longer fly from Vilnius to Reykjavik and Athens as of late March. Moreover, the airline will operate fewer flights to London Luton, the company told LETA/BNS.

Keyword tags: Airport, Lithuania, Tourism, Transport



Hotels: More Russian tourists than expected arrived in Tallinn for New Year holiday

Hotels: More Russian tourists than expected arrived in Tallinn for New Year holiday

22.01.2020

Tentative figures suggest that Russian tourists arrived in Tallinn for the past New Year holiday in bigger numbers than expected, which indicates that the popularity of Estonia as a travel destination among in Russians is on the rise, the Estonian Hotel and Restaurant Association said LETA/BNS.

Bolt expands to Armenia, Malta

Bolt expands to Armenia, Malta

21.01.2020

Beginning on Tuesday, rides via the Bolt online transport platform can be ordered in Armenia and the food delivery service of Bolt Food in Malta, evgeni Belussov, executive responsible for enlargement at Bolt, said.


Wizz Air to launch flights from Vilnius to St. Petersburg

Wizz Air to launch flights from Vilnius to St. Petersburg

20.01.2020

Hungary's budget carrier Wizz Air is set to launch flights between the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius and Russia's second-biggest city of St. Petersburg in June, informed LETA/BNS.

Turku (Finland) to host the Baltic Sea's first Swan European Regatta

Turku (Finland) to host the Baltic Sea's first Swan European Regatta

20.01.2020

The Swan European Regatta will be held in Turku, Finland from 7 to 12 July 2020. Previously held in Cowes, UK, the regatta is now moving to the Baltic Sea area for the first time. Sail boat manufacturer Nautor hopes that the move will bring the event within reach of more Northern European Swan owners as well.


20.01.2020

Passenger volumes at Riga International Airport up 12.5% in December

In December of last year, passenger volumes at Riga International Airport reached 581,901, which was up by 12.5% when compared to December 2018, the airport informed.

17.01.2020

Number of rail passengers carried by Pasazieru Vilciens up 2% in 2019

Latvia’s Pasazieru Vilciens rail company carried 18.45 mln passengers in 2019, which is an increase of 2% against the same period a year ago, the company informed LETA.

15.01.2020

Airbnb and City of Vilnius sign agreement on automated collection of tourism levies

From the 1st February onwards Airbnb will automatically collect tourism levies during the booking process on behalf of guests staying in Vilnius. It is the first of such agreements in the Baltics and in the region. Airbnb is the first booking platform to automatically collect tourism levies for guests, istaying in the Baltic States, informed Gintarė Kavaliūnaitė from Go Vilnius.

15.01.2020

Estonian passenger train operator Elron registers record 8.3 mln boardings in 2019

A total of 8.3 mln boardings were registered on the trains of Estonian domestic passenger train operator Elron in 2019, 8% more than in 2018, informed LETA/BNS.

14.01.2020

Ten Russian citizens detained at Riga Airport for forged passport stamps

Border guards at Riga Airport on Monday identified ten Russian citizens with passports bearing forged stamps, LETA was told by the State Border Guard.

14.01.2020

Bolt winds up business in Finland

Citing too strict regulations from the state, Bolt has discontinued its business in Finland for the second time in just a few years, according to the Postimees information referre LETA/BNS.

14.01.2020

Estonian airport co announces EUR 14 mln tender for Parnu airport reconstruction

The state-owned airport company AS Tallinna Lennujaam has announced a procurement to find the company to perform reconstruction works at the airport of Parnu and build a new hangar on the premises for an estimated 14 mln euros, writes LETA/BNS.

13.01.2020

Estonia: Tallink’s vessel Romantika to be renewed at Nauta shipyard in Poland

The listed Estonian shipper Tallink Grupp's vessel Romantika will set sail to Nauta Shipyard in Gdynia, Poland today, on Jan. 13 for scheduled maintenance and planned renewal works, reported LETA/BNS.

13.01.2020

Court dismisses EUR 183,000 claim of ex-CEO of Novatours' Estonian branch

The Tallinn Circuit Court has dismissed the action of Andree Uustal, former CEO of Novatours' Estonian branch, against the travel company with which Uustal demanded that the company pay him over 183,000 euros for unpaid remuneration, holiday allowance and compensatory interest informed LETA/BNS.

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