On the 5th of August an Air Lituanica flight took off to the main airport of the German capital, Berlin Tegel International.
It is the third direct regular route offered by the airline.
Moreover, from now on Air Lituanica, in partnership with the German carrier Air Berlin, also offers convenient connecting flights to various destinations in Germany and across the entire Europe. No other airline is currently offering direct flights from Vilnius to Berlin, so the route is sure to be sought after by both business and leisure travellers.
‘Berlin is probably the most popular destination which had been inaccessible by plane from Vilnius for so long. Thousands of Lithuanians participate in yearly exhibitions and cultural events which take place in Germany; therefore, direct flights will not only enable them to reach the German capital more conveniently, but also significantly ease the accessibility of other German cities,’ spoke the vice mayor of Vilnius Jonas Pinskus at the special press conference organized during the takeoff of the first aircraft to Berlin.
His opinion was seconded by the counsellor to the German Ambassador in Lithuania. Mr. Peter Ziegler said that aerial communication was indeed very important in strengthening the economic and political relations between Lithuania and Germany: ‘German businessmen and tourists have grown fond of Lithuania. The new route provides people from both nations with the opportunity to get to know each other even better.’
The newly established partnership with Air Berlin will enable Air Lituanica passengers to reach many destinations much more easily. With a single stop in Berlin they can now travel to Stuttgart, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich and other cities in Germany as well as many important European business hubs, such as Vienna, Zürich, Rome, etc.
The head of the Vilnius office of the Chamber of German and Baltic Commerce Audrone Erciene has stressed the economic benefits of the new air route: ‘Direct flights between Vilnius and the German capital Berlin will further strengthen the economic relations between the countries and definitely improve the image of Lithuania, as an attractive country for doing business, in the eyes of German people.’