VILNIUS – Brussels Airlines, the only carrier operating direct flights from Lithuania to Brussels, is suspending its service between Vilnius and the Belgian capital from October 28, but is planning to relaunch it at the start of its next summer season in late March, Lietuvos Oro Uostai (Lithuanian Airports, LOU) confirmed on Thursday.
"They have officially notified us that they are suspending flights from the end of October, but we have also received their plans to resume the route from the summer season next year," LOU spokesman Tadas Vasiliauskas told BNS.
The 15min online news site reported earlier on Thursday that Brussels Airlines was set to remove direct flights between Brussels and Vilnius from its winter schedule, citing low demand as the reason.
"Since demand for such flights was low, the number of affected customers was also low," the airline has told the website.
Ryanair offers direct flights between Kaunas and Charleroi Airport, more than 50 kilometers from the center of Brussels.