A more active cooperation between Lithuania and Sweden encourages transport business to look for ways to improve connection between these countries.Airline Air Lituanica has decided to operate direct flights to Stockholm Bromma Airport located in the centre of Stockholm from 26 January 2015. An aircraft will be making as many as 10 flights per week from Vilnius International Airport.
“I hope that the direct flight connecting Sweden and Lithuania will encourage the Swedes to come to Lithuania and see why the world travel guide Lonely Planet named Lithuania as one of the ten most recommended places to visit in 2015, says Jurgita Kazlauskiene, Head of the State Department of Tourism. “Tourists from Sweden are offered the long weekend in Vilnius – the largest Baroque Old Town in Northern Europe – rest at our resorts, fare in modern and gourmet catering establishments, amber experience by following the Amber Road in Lithuania and other unique and welcoming places appealing for Swedish tourists due to a very good price–quality ratio.”
The sale of tickets to Stockholm Bromma Airport started in October and is gradually gaining momentum according to Simonas Bartkus, Commercial Director of Air Lituanica.“The occupancy of flights is still very uneven so far – for some flights it is up to 70 per cent, while for others it is only a few passengers, but we believe in the success of this route.The fact that Lithuania and Sweden must strengthen connection is confirmed by both politicians and businessmen”, notes Mr. Bartkus.
Air Lituanica will operate flights from Monday to Thursday in the mornings and evenings and on Fridays and Sundays – in the evenings only. Departure time from Vilnius on Mondays and Thursdays will be at 07:50 a.m., from Stockholm – at 08:35 a.m., on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from Vilnius – at 08:15 a.m., from Stockholm – at 09:25 a.m. Evening flights from Vilnius from Monday to Friday and on Sundays will be operated at 05:35 p.m. and from Stockholm – at 06:45 p.m. The flight duration is 1 hour 45 min. Bromma Airport is just 8-9 km from the city centre.
Tickets to Stockholm Bromma Airport as well as in other usual directions can be purchased on Air Lituanica website or via other flight search engines and travel agencies.
During the summer season of 2014, Air Lituanica already operated flights from Vilnius to two Swedish cities – Göteborg and Malmö.The flights were operated from mid-June to the end of August, with 2 evening flights per week on both routes.The company is also planning to strengthen communication with Sweden this summer.