VILNIUS - This year Lithuanian airlines and airports were shaken by the turbulence of the global crisis. The national carrier went bankrupt. This opened new opportunities for other airlines and forced the government to minimize airport taxes and to think about subsidizing the airlines which operate flights from Lithuania, and to consider as well the privatization of Lithuanian airports.The year started with a shock. In January, the Lithuanian national carrier, flyLAL-Lithuanian Airlines, which was founded in 1991, went bust amid a dispute over its debt with Vilnius Airport. FlyLAL b...
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