GetJet signs with ITAKA to operate direct flights between Vilnius and Kenya

A GetJet Airlines Airbus A330 lifts off the runway.
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An announcement today by the IOSA-certified Lithuanian ACMI and Charter operator GetJet Airlines and tour provider ITAKA on their plans to operate the first direct flights between Vilnius and Kenya.

Kenya’s second most popular city, Mombasa, is the destination for the upcoming winter seasons for this latest cooperation.

A first for Vilnius

Leonidas Močeņovs, CEO of ITAKA, says that ITAKA has already earned the title of an exclusive tour operator in the eyes of the public, and it aims to continue to surprise even experienced travelers by offering more and more new and undiscovered destinations:

“This year’s the most unique destination is Kenya. We are happy that in cooperation with GetJet Airlines we will be able to offer travelers direct flights, ensuring the highest quality of services”, says L. Močeņovs.

The fuselage of a GetJet Airlines Boeing 737-800.
Photo Credit: GetJet Airlines

According to Rūta Kulvinskaitė, CEO of GetJet Airlines, the new partnership opens up new flight routes for airlines: “We have already accumulated considerable experience in charter flights.”

“In summer we carry travelers to popular summer destinations like Turkey, and Greece, and in the winter season to Egypt, Tenerife, and to ski in Salzburg, Austria.”


“The new partnership will expand our flight geography, with our aircraft landing at the Marsa Alam resort in Egypt for the first time, and flying travelers to exotic Kenya early next year. These flights will be non-stop with only a short technical stopover in Hurghada, Egypt.”

“We are happy to be the first to fly Lithuanians more than 6,000 km directly to Kenya,” says R. Kulvinskaitė about the new partnership.

Benefits of the ACMI operator to a tour charter

“Direct flights to Kenya take as long as 11 hours, which is a serious challenge for flight planners, pilots, and flight attendants. Therefore, we chose our flight partner very responsibly.”

“The decision to work with GetJet Airlines was determined by their long-term experience, indisputable professionalism, and reliability.”

“We are happy with the new partnership, which we believe will grow and, in the future, will allow us to continue delighting Lithuanian travelers by presenting even more unique destinations,” says L. Močeņovsas.

Rūta Kulvinskaitė says that GetJet Airlines is one of the few airlines in the region that can quickly offer partners a replacement aircraft with a full crew and thus ensure non-stop flights. The benefits of the ACMI operator is, GetJet claims, one of the main reasons for the solidity of the partnership.

About the partners

ITAKA is one of the largest tour operators in Central Europe and operates not only in Lithuania, but also in Poland, Latvia, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary.

ITAKA organizes travels to more than 15 different countries around the world with regular and charter flights from Lithuania.

GetJet Airlines is a Lithuanian airline company, since 2016 providing charter flights and ACMI services worldwide.

GetJet Airlines’ fleet consists of Airbus A320, Airbus A321, and Boeing 737NG aircraft, with which the company operates flights to more than 170 airports in more than 50 countries and serves customers such as Wizz Air, Finnair, Transavia, Iceland Air, TUI Airways, Vueling and others.

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