Lithuania routes

LOT Polish Airlines finally opened ticket sales on Vilnius to London City route

On January 29, LOT Polish Airlines finally opened sales on their new route from Vilnius to London City. Lithuanian officials previously said they expect the agreement will be signed until “end of the year” (2018). Still, it looks something was not that smooth, but today we already have flights on sale. LOT Polish Airlines will […]

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Latvia routes

airBaltic is back to Dublin after 6 years to compete Ryanair

3 days ago airBaltic announced a quiz on Twitter to guess next airBaltic destination with three options given: Newcastle, Liverpool or Dublin. My guess was Dublin and I was right. Today airBaltic announced plans to fly from Riga to Dublin starting March 2019.  Actually, this is not a new destination for airBaltic. My records show […]

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Flight capacity from Ukraine to Baltics is booming

What market is most developing last few years from Baltics?  The answer is easy – Ukraine. What is the history of flights between Baltics and Ukraine? Historically, it was kind of tradition – three Baltic national carriers operating to Kiev Borispyl airport: Estonian Air from Tallinn, airBaltic from Riga and flyLAL from Vilnius. There were […]

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Estonia market data

Has Nordica lost competition for Tallinn and what are they going to do next?

Estonian government have (had?) a clear strategy: they want to have a national carrier. Estonia is a small market and national carrier gives benefits for country securing connectivity with most important destinations at good times and bad times.  Commitment for national carrier from government is amazing. At the end of 2015, EU ruled Estonian Air […]

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Ryanair has a problem: flights are longer because airline avoids Belarus airspace

It is Sunday, December 16th, 2019. It is 13:00 local time now in the Baltics.  Half hour ago two aircraft departed Vilnius to the same destination – Kiev Borispyl airport. It’s two competing airlines: Ukraine International Airlines and Ryanair operating same type of the aircraft – Boeing 737-800. Ukraine International Airlines flight PS178 VNO-KBP departed […]

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Poland to Baltics flights are su​ccess only for LOT (Wizz Air is out)

Poland is one of the largest economies in Europe, currently taking 10th position by nominal GDP in European countries list. Also this one of the fastest growing economies in Europe for last two decades. This country has population of 38 million people – this is 9th largest country in Europe. Its six times larger than […]

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Hotel review: brutal authentic Soviet villa on the beach

There are not may hotels which are experience itself in Lithuania. One of them is brutal soviet style villa converted to 4* hotel “Auska” on the shore of Baltics sea in Palanga. This villa was opened back in 1979. Locals call this building as “Villa of Brezhnev” referring to Leonid Brezhnev, General Secretary of the Central Committee […]

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Estonia routes

Qatar Airways announced flights to Tallinn, but will it ever happen?

In March 2018, during ITB Berlin, which is one of the bigest tourism shows in the world, Qatar Airways announced bunch of new routes to be opened in 2018-2019. The list is quite long and includes many interesting destinations from Luxembourg and Lisbon to Cebu and Da Nang. In total, list includes 14 destinations. One […]

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Latvia routes

What airBaltic will do with bi​g fleet of Airbus 220s?

History of airBaltic for last 10 years has ups and downs. After major expansion of Riga hub in 2008-2010, company entered period of huge losses: they lost 52M EUR in 2010 and 121M EUR in 2011. Turnaround started in 2012, when the airline reduced losses to 27M and achieved small black numbers every year after, […]

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Lithuania routes

LOT Polish Airlines will get a su​bsid​y for Vilnius to London City route

Ministers of Transport and Economy of Lithuania announced that LOT Polish Airlines won a tender to operate route from Vilnius to London City Airport. That is one of the most interesting PSO routes in Europe. Here you can download PDF with all PSO routes in European Union. You will be able to see that PSO mechanism […]

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