airBaltic moves to save stranded Lithuanian air passengers

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Latvia’s national airline airBaltic will take over some of the flights no longer served by Lithuania’s airline Air Lituanica and open up new routes from Vilnius, the RIX-hub’s state owned passenger carrier representatives told BNS newswire Friday as the neighboring country’s airline suspended operations.

“We will assist passengers in the first days following interruption of flights and will offer special savings prices for clients who have purchased tickets,” said Martin Gauss, airBaltic CEO.

On its part Air Lituanica stated that some of its passengers in the next eight days would be served by airBaltic. The airline's own FAQ page explains in detail.

Lithuania’s airline announced it would cease service Friday following its final flights to the destinations of Amsterdam, Paris and Tallinn. So airBaltic is taking over those passengers during the course of the next eight days.

airBaltic’s statement also says it will immediately begin direct service to Berlin, Brussels, Helsinki, Paris, Stockholm and Warsaw along with the just suspended flights.

Gauss’ statement went on to say that the entire Baltic region is the airline’s home.

“We will consolidate and strengthen our service in these home markets, offering more direct flights,” he said.

“Today’s events in Vilnius are a powerful signal that all three Baltic states must realize common projects in the aviation sector to better support travelers, create new economic activity and jobs,” he added.

airBaltic serves about 60 destinations altogether and is 99.8% owned by the Latvian state.

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