Located in the capital city of Lithuania, Vilnius International Airport is served by more than a dozen airlines including several major domestic companies. This airport serves as a hub for Aurela, a small charter airline that specializes in flights to popular vacation spots. Aurela connects Vilnius with Middle Eastern destinations like Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and Hurghada and Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt. Turkey’s Mediterranean resort city of Antalya and Spain’s Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Island are other destinations listed on the charter schedule operated by Aurela. Additionally, this Lithuanian airline connects Vilnius with capital cities in neighboring countries such as Kiev, Moscow, Stockholm, Tallinn, and Riga.
Another major Lithuanian charter airline based at Vilnius International Airport is Small Planet Airlines. This company has a slightly larger fleet of jets than Auerla. Small Planet Airlines offers non-stop trips to popular destinations in continental Europe such as Barcelona, Malaga, and Salzburg. Turkey’s resort communities of Antalya, Bodrum, and Dalaman are also listed on the schedule of this Lithuanian airline. Providing trips to Bangkok, Small Planet Airlines is also one of the few companies at Vilnius to offer long haul flights to Asia. Other destinations in Egypt, Greece, and North Africa are also accessible via charter flights by Small Planet Airlines.
Vilnius International Airport gets served by some of the largest low cost airline companies in Europe. The Irish company Ryanair offers year round trips to metropolitan European cities such as Barcelona, Brussels, Oslo, Paris, and Rome. Offering flights to Leeds, Liverpool, and London, Ryanair is one of the few carriers to connect Vilnius with the United Kingdom. Naturally, Cork and Dublin are also listed on the Ryanair timetables at Vilnius International Airport.
The Hungarian company Wizz Air is another low cost carrier that offers convenient trips between Vilnius and major European destinations. Barcelona, Bergen, Eindhoven, Liverpool, London, Paris, Oslo, and Rome can be reached by getting on the Wizz Air fleet.
Being one of the largest cities in Eastern Europe, Vilnius is naturally served by major airlines from neighboring nations. Aeroflot offers flights to Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport and Aerosvit provides flights to Kiev Boryspil Airport. Latvia’s capital Riga is accessible via airBaltic flights and Estonia’s capital Tallinn can be reached through Estonian Air service. Finnair, Norwegian Air Shuttle, and Scandinavian Airlines are the other major airlines from Lithuania’s surrounding countries that operate at the Vilnius International Airport. Passengers should know that all airlines use the main terminal at Lithuania’s largest airport.