Airport celebrates a Baltic BirthdayApril 30, 2012
A Yorkshire airport is celebrating as figures show that more than 30,000 passengers have used a service to Lithuania since it started in April 2011.
The twice weekly flights from Doncaster Sheffield Airport to the increasingly popular capital of Lithuania - Vilnius - have proved to be a hit with travellers looking for new locations to explore.
Lithuania is a perfect destination for anyone looking for a diverse and inspiring getaway full of awe inspiring landscapes, interesting history and a fascinating culture.
Steve Gill, Doncaster Sheffield Airport director said: “We are delighted that this route has taken off so well. Yorkshire residents are making the most of these flights to Lithuania through Wizz Air. The route has exceeded our expectations, which in the current climate really is something to celebrate.
“We’re focused on continuously delivering more and more value for money flights for the region’s passengers, and our relationship with Wizz Air means that travellers can take advantage of some great low fares to a variety of destinations.”
Vilnius, is a small city, situated in south-eastern Lithuania at the meeting of the Vilnia and Neris Rivers; Vilnius is claimed by some to be the geographical centre of Europe.
The city is known as one of Europe’s most decorative old cities, and is a popular World Heritage site. The Cathedral-Basilica of St. Stanislaus and St. Ladislaus, St. Anne’s Church, Dawn Gate, Gediminas Castle & Museum and Genocide Victims’ Museum are largely considered to be the main sights of interest for tourists.
Daniel de Carvalho, Corporate Communications Manager of Wizz Air, said:
“Wizz Air is delighted that it’s Yorkshire route to/from Vilnius has become so popular among business travelers, tourists and expats. With fares starting just from GBP19.99* we now offer 7 routes from Robin Hood airport, and we look forward to deliver more of our great service combined with our very low fares.”
* One way fare (including taxes, mandatory charges and max booking fee). Each piece of checked baggage is subject to additional fees. Number of seats at indicated prices are limited.
Other destinations on offer from Robin Hood Airport and Wizz Air include Gdansk, Warsaw, Katowice, Poznan and Wroclaw all in Poland.
Flights and packages are now available at http://www.wizzair.com/