Airlines can submit their proposals from 26 May until 9 June 2023, 15:00 (Lithuanian time). All submitted proposals will be evaluated according to the criteria which are set out in terms of call. Given that this route is of particular importance to business passengers, the selection criteria also aim to ensure that flights are operated at times and frequencies convenient for this segment of passengers.
It is expected that the contract with the airline which will submit the best offer, after all necessary qualification checks and the preparation of a joint business plan, could be signed by this September and flights could start in the autumn.
“This is the first time that flights to a strategic destination for Lithuania have been initiated under a risk-sharing partnership model. Among the various flight promotion alternatives, this model has been selected as the most appropriate to increase Lithuania's air accessibility. The City of London is the first destination to be launched, as it is important for the business community and tourism development,” said Minister of Transport and Communications Marius Skuodis.