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Low-cost carrier Wizz Air reveals second new route

By Lesley Houston

Published 21/04/2015

Last month, Wizz Air launched a direct service to Katowice in Poland which is also flying twice a week
Last month, Wizz Air launched a direct service to Katowice in Poland which is also flying twice a week

Belfast International Airport has unveiled a new direct service to Vilnius in Lithuania by low-cost carrier Wizz Air.

The route jets off for the first time tomorrow and will be part of a twice weekly service, with fares starting at £39.99

Last month, Wizz Air launched a direct service to Katowice in Poland which is also flying twice a week.

The airline carried almost 16 million passengers last year, up 18% on the previous year, and operates a network of 380 routes from 21 bases.

Lithuanian honorary consul, Bill Sinnerton, said the flights are a 'lifeline' for the 20,000 Lithuanians who have made Northern Ireland their home.

He added that the route will benefit families and business people exploring new business opportunities in the Baltic state.

"It will mean affordable direct flights both for them and their relatives who wish to visit them in Northern Ireland."

He echoed Finance Minister Simon Hamilton's recent comments that increased air connectivity has the potential for significant economic benefits, adding: "It will help boost trade and there's no doubt that tourism will greatly benefit."

Wizz Air's Daniel de Carvalho said Vilnius has one of the largest surviving medieval quarters in Europe, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

"The architecture is stunning but there are also many other attractions to visit and plenty of things to do," he said.

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