Latvian national airline, airBaltic, announced this week it has launched five flight routes from the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius.
The new airBaltic routes from Vilnius will serve passengers flying to Brussels, Stockholm, Helsinki, Paris, and Berlin.
Christophe Viatte, the Chief Commercial Officer of airBaltic, said in a press release that airBaltic plans to offer 11 direct flights from Vilnius by 2020.
He said airBaltic's domestic market is Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, and flights from Lithuania are a natural part of its strategy.
"The preconditions for further improvements, however,” said Viatte, “are making a case regarding the demand for flights to and from Vilnius," he said.
airBaltic is 99.8-percent owned by the Latvian state, and serves around 60 destinations with direct flights from its home base in Riga, Latvia.
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