Flights to popular city take off

Robin Hood Airport
Robin Hood Airport

MORE than 30,000 passengers have used Robin Hood Airport’s service to Lithuania, figures have revealed.

The twice-weekly flights from the Finningley site to the country’s increasingly popular city of Vilnius has got off to a flyer with travellers flocking to the capital since the service was introduced last April.

Lithuania has been tipped as a perfect getaway with a variety of landscapes, historical and fascinating cultural sights on offer.

Steve Gill, 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.

Claimed to be the geographical centre of Europe, Vilnius 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 and 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 its Yorkshire route to and from Vilnius has become so popular among business travellers, tourists and expats.”

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