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“.

Palanga Airport opens Covid-19 testing site

Services of testing for COVID-19 begin to be provided next to Palanga Airport from the morning of 9...

PM on big business vaccination: there's no point in accumulating vaccines

The vaccination of workers from big companies would allow using up the accumulating AstraZeneca...

15min and BNS to merge with Media Bites

15min, the owner of the 15min news website, and Baltic News Service Lithuania are merging with...

Ministers: Lithuania won’t have outer deepwater port "for at least a decade"

The Melnrage outer deepwater port project in Lithuania will not be developed "for at least a decade",...

Lithuania to consider allowing all shops to reopen in mid-Apri

The Lithuanian government is considering allowing all shops, including those that are located in large...

Top news

President wants people with disabilities prioritized for COVID-19 vaccine

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda wants people with disabilities to be added to the list of groups...

Mayor: Vilnius hospital running out of COVID-19 beds half of patients aged under 65

Almost all of the beds allocated for COVID-19 patients at Vilnius City Clinical Hospital are occupied,...

French student shares his fears before coming to Vilnius (2)

Theo Yossa from Roubaix (France) will start a three-month internship in Vilnius this May. Before his...

1 088 new COVID-19 cases

On Monday, 1 088 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. Since the beginning of the pandemic,...

People aged 55-64 will be able to register for Pfizer vaccinations in Vilnius

People aged 55-64 will be able to register for Pfizer jabs in Vilnius as of Monday afternoon, the...