airBaltic Celebrates 15 Years of Palanga Flights in Lithuania

airBaltic Celebrates 15 Years of Palanga Flights in Lithuania
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airBaltic has this week celebrated 15 years of flights in and out of Palanga in Lithuania via Riga, Latvia.

This is a significant milestone which shows the airline’s relationship with airports in the Baltic States.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

15 Years of Palanga, Lithuania Flights…

airBaltic Celebrates 15 Years of Palanga Flights in Lithuania
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airBaltic launched flights out of Palanga, Lithuania on April 1, 2009.

Furthermore, in the last 15 years, the airline has handled over 545,000 passengers across 11,000 different flights between both cities.

Commenting on the milestone was the airline CEO Martin Gauss:

“Lithuania is one of our home markets, and we are dedicated to improving connectivity from there.”

“Over the years, we have observed passenger growth on this route and are pleased to offer our customers a wide range of travel options with a one-stop connection through airBaltic’s home base.”

Adding to this was Simonas Bartkus, CEO of Lithuanian Airports:

“We are delighted with our long-term and growing partnership with airBaltic.”

“The company’s 15 years of operations in Palanga have significantly contributed to improving the accessibility of Western Lithuania.”

“The growing cooperation between Lithuanian Airports and the airline, as well as airBaltic’s expansion plans will open up new opportunities for the development of the region’s business sector. 

New Route to Amsterdam Upcoming…

airBaltic Celebrates 15 Years of Palanga Flights in Lithuania
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Upcoming to Palanga, Lithuania with airBaltic will be direct flights to Amsterdam.

Furthermore, it is understood this will begin on May 29, on a twice-weekly basis, in strong news for the region.

Gauss added:

“Our recent announcement of starting direct service from Palanga to Amsterdam in May, demonstrates our commitment to increasing our market share in Lithuania.”

“We are grateful to our partners, Lithuanian Airports, for their cooperation throughout these years and looking forward continuing our collaboration in the future,”

“The launch of flights between Palanga and Amsterdam is expected to be a significant development. This will put Western Lithuania on the world map”, Bartkus remarked.

Over the course of this year, the airline will connect Lithuania to 19 destinations, with two aircraft also based in Vilnius.


Photo Credit: Jamie Clarke/AviationSource

In conclusion, this milestone is significant between airBaltic and Palanga in Lithuania.

Furthermore, it remains clear that the work is not yet done in growing the coastal region of the country.

Looking ahead, all eyes will be on how the launch of direct flights to Amsterdam will perform.

If there is room to grow, the airline will take advantage of it, as they have been doing for the last 12-18 months.

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