Aer Lingus to launch Vilnius flights from Gatwick Airport
Wed, 16 Sep, 2009
Irish airline Aer Lingus will introduce a new route between London Gatwick and Vilnius this autumn.
Flights to the Lithuanian capital are set to prove popular among Brits looking for a city break abroad as the city is this year's European Capital of Culture.
Enda Corneille, the carrier's corporate affairs director, explained that the appeal of Vilnius lay in its "impressive Gothic architecture".
"For the 42 million Brits who opted for a staycation this summer, these flights will bring back the excitement factor of flying abroad and waving goodbye to the daily grind," he said.
"With a bleak winter predicted, finding something to look forward to during the dark winter moments is vital."
From next month, Aer Lingus will also operate flights to Bucharest, Eindhoven, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Warsaw, Faro, Malaga, Zurich, Vienna, Munich, Dublin and Knock from London's second airport.
Aer Lingus is also intending to increase its number of flights to Heathrow Airport from Shannon from two to three a day from October 25th.