19-04-2024

Lithuanian and Greek Ministers welcome Greek air carrier to Vilnius

Lithuanian Minister of Transport and Communications Marius Skuodis and Greek Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Christos Staikouras have congratulated Aegean Airlines, a Greek airline that is starting operations in Lithuania, on the launch of its direct scheduled flights from/to Athens, starting this Friday.

According to Minister Skuodis, the entry of this new carrier into the Lithuanian market will undoubtedly improve connectivity from Lithuania, in addition to helping Lithuania to further expand its flight network in Europe.

"This is the tenth conventional airline to operate at Vilnius Airport. I am delighted that from today onwards Lithuania and Greece will be even better connected, and the two weekly flights to Athens will be a convenient way to connect not only the Greek mainland, but also many of its islands, as well as a good intermediate stop for travelers going to other destinations," said Minister of Transport and Communications Marius Skuodis.

According to Minister Staikouras, the inauguration of the first flight connection between Athens and Vilnius, brings the countries and their citizens closer.

“It has been only one week since we met in Vilnius, on the occasion of the High-Level Dialogue for Ukraine, Business Forum and the 3 Seas Initiative Summit, and today we witness another step towards deepening our bilateral cooperation. We salute this flight that connects Baltic and Aegean Seas, the countries, the citizens, the cultures”, said Minister of Infrastructure and Transport Christos Staikouras.

Aegean Airlines will operate flights from Vilnius to Athens on Mondays and Fridays, and from Athens to Vilnius on Sundays and Thursdays with Airbus A320 aircraft.

Aegean Airlines is a Greek carrier, with a total of 180 destinations in 49 countries in 2023.