Lithuania in the News
9th May 2010
Kaunas Airport Becomes a Major Link
Ryanair at Kaunas airport. Photo courtesy
Ryanair, the largest economy flights airline in Europe, opened an airbase at Kaunas airport last Tuesday May 4, 2010, making Kaunas airport Ryanair’s main airport in Central Europe. From now Ryanair will have more than 120 flights a week from Kaunas to 18 destinations in Europe, carrying more than a million passengers during 2010.
Ryanair has its head office at Dublin Airport, Ireland with primary operational bases at Dublin Airport and London Stansted Airport. Ryanair operates over 230 Boeing 737-800 aircraft on over 1,100 routes across Europe and Morocco from over 41 bases.
Lithuania’s Kaunas airport at Karmëlava was modernised not so long ago and its selection as Ryanair’s major airport in Central Europe will make it an important bridge between Lithuania and Europe. Many European airports were vying to be selected by Ryanair. At the end of last year Ryanair was still negotiating with four European airports and Kaunas airport emerged as the winner. Ryanair’s investment in Kaunas approaches $US 140 million and will create about a thousand jobs.

Further information: 04/05/10.