Brussels Airlines adds Vilnius to its network
Starting 29th March 2009, Brussels Airlines will offer 4 weekly connections between the capital of Europe and Vilnius. This year, the Lithuanian capital has been named the European Capital of Culture. Up until now, the lack of direct connection between the two cities meant that passengers had to include a transfer at a third airport.
Lithuania is one of the more dynamic of the Baltic countries, with an economic growth rate that has exceeded that of most European countries over the past several years. With the launch of this new route, Brussels Airlines is responding to a growing demand for a direct line between Belgium and Lithuania, which will now take only 3 hours instead of the 6 hours previously necessary to travel between the two capitals.
A city with an important tourism potential, Vilnius was recently rated as one of Europe’s coolest capitals for 2009. Amongst the media, the city has become a destination not to be missed for the coming summer.
Amongst its many charms, the baroque Old City – UNESCO World Heritage site – is definitely worth a visit. This year, Vilnius has been designated European Capital of Culture, with 600 events planned during the year. And the capital isn’t stopping there – there’s also a Guggenheim Heritage museum planned for the future, as well as many other projects. For more information, see culturelive.lt/en/main.
This new route offer from Brussels Airlines will also delight business travellers, expats and EU institution travellers. Flights are operated on board Brussels Airlines’ comfortable XXX, with the choice of two economy classes on board – b.flex economy+ and b.light economy. Here, b.flex economy+ offers passengers a host of extra advantages : the ability to change their ticket, free extra baggage, fast-lane access at the security checkpoint at Brussels Airport, and finally an excellent food and drink service on board.
All flights leave Brussels in the morning, and the return flight from Vilnius t akes place during the afternoon. Flights leave on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, and are operated on Avro’s, Boeing 737s and Airbus 319s
SN3271 BRU-VNO 10h00-13h35 184.108.40.206
SN3272 VNO-BRU 14h10-15h55 220.127.116.11
This schedule offers easy connections via Brussels to onward European flights to Milan, Rome, Barcelona, Berlin and Geneva, amongst others..
One-way fares start at € 49,99 all-in.
Tickets are on sale now on the website www.brusselsairlines.com, or from your preferred travel agent or the Brussels Airlines ticketing desk at Brussels Airport.