aA
Ireland's budget carrier is temporarily suspending all flights to and from Vilnius and Palanga due to the pandemic and travel restrictions, leaving Kaunas-Dublin as the only route it will operate to and from Lithuania in the next few months.
Ryanair halts flights from Vilnius
© Scanpix

Tadas Vasiliauskas, spokesman for Lietuvos Oro Uostai (Lithuanian Airports), the operator of Lithuania's three international airports, said Ryanair was cutting its flight schedule in all European countries.

"It's currently known that the airline will simply not operate any flights from Vilnius Airport until the end of March due to the challenges caused by the pandemic and the existing travel restrictions, but this doesn't mean the closure of the base," he told BNS.

The spokesman said he had no confirmed information indicating that the company was planning to close its base at Vilnius Airport.

The Dublin-based carrier announced on January 7 that it was making big cuts to its flight schedule in response to COVID-19 restrictions.

"Ryanair will significantly cut its flight schedules from Thursday, 21 January, which will result in few, if any, flights being operated to/from Ireland or the UK from the end of Jan until such time as these draconian travel restrictions are removed:" it said in a statement.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.

Sources: businessman Stonys detained as part of probe into VAT fraud scheme

Lithuanian businessman Rimandas Stonys, active in the energy area, has been detained as part of an...

Vilnius Airport opens Covid-19 testing site (1)

From March 1st, passenger travelling though Vilnius Airport will have the option of conveniently...

OECD: Lithuania needs to boost municipal borrowing capacity

Lithuania needs to increase the borrowing capacity of its municipalities for public investment to...

5 smart city solutions from KTU students for Kaunas

Smart waste collection systems, advanced street lighting, mobile applications informing on the traffic...

Avia Solutions Group calls block on its investment in Vilnius "witch hunt"

Avia Solutions Group, an aviation business group, says it is disappointed with the recent decision by...

Top news

Sources: businessman Stonys detained as part of probe into VAT fraud scheme

Lithuanian businessman Rimandas Stonys, active in the energy area, has been detained as part of an...

Simonyte: too soon to speak about "green pass" without proper vaccination (3)

Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte says it's too soon to speak about the introduction of the...

501 new COVID-19 cases

On Tuesday, 501 new COVID-19 cases were detected in Lithuania. Since the beginning of the pandemic,...

How an International Education Empowers Learners to Succeed

In a world that is changing at lightning speed every day, it is vital for children not only to learn...

Lithuania to get 600,000 vaccine doses in Q1 another 3 mln in Q2

Lithuania is to receive a total of around 600,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses in the first quarter of this...