Aer Lingus is to commence direct scheduled flights to Lithuania for the first time with a thrice weekly Dublin to Vilnius service commencing May 2007.
Aer Lingus will also commence services to Santiago de Compostela in Northern Spain from next March operating twice weekly, making it the 14th Spanish destination to be served by the airline.
In total, today’s announcement brings to 67 the number of short haul routes Aer Lingus will operate in summer 2007 and continues the strategy of adding new routes in response to strong customer demand.
Announcing the expansion, Enda Corneille, Aer Lingus Commercial Director, said “The introduction of these new routes reaffirms Aer Lingus’ commitment to providing direct, low fares access for Irish customers to new destinations as well as providing real growth opportunities in inbound tourism from emerging markets. We have seen particularly strong customer demand for services to Eastern Europe and this year commenced a Dublin to Poznan service as well as expanding capacity on routes to Warsaw, Krakow and Riga. We are delighted that the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius is to served by Aer Lingus, and we expect to see strong growth on both of these new destinations”
Special introductory one-way fares excluding taxes and charges are as follows: Dublin to Santiago de Compostela €19
Dublin to Vilnius €29