Aeroporti di Roma

New Route of the Day (25 May 2024): PLAY between Reykjavik and Vilnius

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Iceland’s PLAY inaugurated flights between Reykjavik and Vilnius in Lithuania on Saturday 25 May. The 2,835-kilometre route will be maintained weekly with the 180-seat A320neo aircraft. The LCC faces no competition between the two cities. PLAY has an office in Vilnius, which performs part of the company’s administrative duties.

Flight OG594 departs from Reykjavik’s Keflavik Airport at 14:50 local time, arriving in Vilnius at 21:50 local time. The return service, operating as OG595, takes off from the Lithuanian capital at 22:50 local time, arriving back in Iceland at 00:10 local time the following day.

What they said

Einars Orn Olafsson, CEO of PLAY, said: “It’s no secret that Iceland and Lithuania have had a long-distance love affair for over thirty years, or since Iceland supported the Baltic independence. That is why we are so happy to be able to offer the residents of Vilnius our flights to Iceland. It is also no secret that we offer competitive prices everywhere we go, so we hope we will strengthen the bond between these two great nations even further with our services this summer.”

Martynas Jaugelavicius, Route Development Manager at operator Lithuanian Airports, added: “Iceland was the first nation to recognise Lithuania’s independence, so we’re thrilled to see an Icelandic carrier establishing direct regular air connectivity between our countries. Whether it be tourism, business, visiting friends and relatives, or connecting via Iceland, passengers can explore the travel opportunities PLAY has to offer.”

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