Air Baltic to launch Gatwick-Vilnius service

21 Jan 2010 by Mark Caswell

Latvian carrier Air Baltic is to launch a twice-weekly service between London and Vilnius from March 4, not long before Aer Lingus drops its flights between the two cities.

Air Baltic will ply the route on Thursdays and Saturdays, with the outbound leg departing London at 1315, arriving into Vilnius at 1800, and the return leg leaving at 1145, landing back into Gatwick at 1240.

The two hours 55 minutes flight will be plied with Boeing 737 aircraft, with one fares starting from €25.

Aer Lingus currently flies between the two cities, but will drop the route at the end of March as part of its cutbacks at Gatwick airport (see online news January 8). The only other carrier offering a direct service between London and Vilnius is Star 1, a Lithuanian carrier offering a five-times weekly service from Stansted.

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Report by Mark Caswell

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