VILNIUS- Latvian airline company airBaltic has announced it will addmore flights to its new Palanga-Riga route, which it started in April, with twomore flights on per week starting June 1. It will also fly larger aircraft onits Vilnius-Riga route to create more transit through its main hub in Riga.
AirBaltic currently operateseight flights a week between Riga and the Lithuanian resort town of Palanga.
The company saidthe new route has enabled Lithuanians from the western part of the country toaccess Western Europe.
"The greatestinterest in the new flight currently comes from passengers willing to travelbetween Palanga and Western Europe and the Mediterranean region," AirBaltic said in a press release.
Passengers will flyaboard a Fokker 50 airplane with 45 minutes flight time. One-way ticket willcost around 25 lats (35.70 euros).
Currently airBaltic operates six daily flightson Vilnius-Riga route. Starting from April 15, an additional flight will beoperated by bigger aircraft Boeing 737 instead of the current Fokker 50.
Routes from Vilnius to Stockholm, Munich and Milan will all becancelled in mid-April.
Thecancellations are part of the long term strategy of the company to route alltraffic through its hub in Riga.