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New Route of the Day (18 April 2024): Aegean Airlines between Athens and Vilnius

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Aegean Airlines inaugurated flights between its Athens hub and Vilnius on Thursday 18 April. The 1,860-kilometre route will be maintained 2-weekly, on Thursdays and Sundays, with the A320 aircraft. The airline competes directly against Ryanair’s 2-weekly rotation between the two capitals.

Flight A3772 departs Athens at 23:10 local time, arriving in Vilnius at 02:05 local time the following morning. The return service, operating as flight A3773, takes off from the Lithuanian capital at 02:55 local time on Mondays and Fridays, touching back down in Greece at 05:45 local time.

What they said

Dirk Steffensen, International Sales Manager for Southern, Central & Northern Europe at Aegean Airlines, said: “We are delighted to launch a new direct flight between Athens and Vilnius. This route reflects our commitment to expanding our operations in the Baltic region. Lithuanian passengers from Vilnius can travel directly to Athens twice a week, and then through our company’s flight network, they can also reach other destinations in Greece, Europe, and the Middle East.”

Simonas Bartkus, CEO of operator Lithuanian Airports, added: “As representatives of the airports, it is very important for us not only that our country’s travellers will be offered a more convenient way to connect with popular holiday regions, but also that a large number of passengers will be able to comfortably use connecting flights through the Greek capital and reach an even wider range of countries or regions of the world.”

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Vilnius now served by 10 legacy carriers

Aegean Airlines joins a growing list of legacy carriers serving the Lithuanian capital. Vilnius Airport is still dominated by LCCs and seasonal charter airlines connecting the city to holiday destinations in cooperation with local tour operators.

Ryanair is Vilnius’ largest carrier, with a capacity share over the summer of about 31%, followed by airBaltic and Wizz Air.

Aegean Airlines becomes the 10th legacy carrier serving the airport. In addition to airBaltic, it joins Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Finnair, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, SAS, and Turkish Airlines.

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