From 12 March the airline Air Lituanica launches flights on the new route to Tallinn. Flights to the capital of Estonia will be operated on business days, in the morning and in the evening.
The plane will take off from Vilnius in the morning at 7.30 and from Tallinn to Vilnius at 9.00. In the evening the plane will depart from Vilnius at 17.55 and from Tallinn at 19.25. One-way trip will last 1 hour 5 min. A total of 10 flights will take place on the route Vilnius-Tallinn-Vilnius per week.
“Such a dense flight schedule will facilitate travelling for business clients: after going to Tallinn, they will have a chance to handle their business affairs and to come back to Lithuania on the same day,” Managing Director of tourism agency network West Express Egidijus Vaišvilas commented. "We have observed a growing interest in this route; therefore, we are planning that with favourable pricing, a part of clients will change their travelling habits and choose planes instead of buses or cars. I believe that this route will increase the scope of cooperation between West Express and Air Lituanica even more.
Žydrė Gavelienė, head of travel agency network Estravel Vilnius, adds that more flexible schedules will allow saving both time and money: "A convenient flight schedule will enable companies to save business trip costs – additional overnight stays will not be required; costs for daily allowances will reduce.” Estravel is hoping that the meetings and conferences of companies based in the Baltic countries will make a comeback to Vilnius because the arrival to Vilnius will become more convenient.
Flights will be operated by Air Lituanica aircraft Embraer 175 with 86 seats and a 50-seat aircraft CRJ 200 leased for several months.