20 years ago Scandinavian Airlines SAS were the first Western Airline company to start its regular operations in Lithuania after the country regained its independence. The first SAS plane from Copenhagen landed at Vilnius airport on January 27, 1992.
Back in 1992 SAS started its regular operations in Lithuania with the 5 weekly flights on the route Copenhagen – Vilnius. Later the number of flights had been progressively increased. In 2004 airline company started its operations on the route Copenhagen – Palanga. In Palanga SAS also became the first international aviation company to start its operation at this airport. On January 11, 2010 SAS re-opened the route Vilnius – Copenhagen and on October 31, 2011 SAS opened a new route Palanga – Oslo. Now SAS is operating 19 weekly flights between Vilnius and Copenhagen, 13 weekly flights between Palanga and Copenhagen and 2 weekly flights between Palanga and Oslo; 34 weekly flights in total.
During the last 20 years SAS brought to Lithuania quite a few members of Scandinavian Royal families, numerous politicians, diplomats. Business people from Scandinavian countries as well as from Lithuania also favour these airlines. In addition, since this year SAS will pay more attention to the leisure travelling by the way of offering more holiday destinations. From those, the most relevant destinations for the Lithuanian travellers since March onwards will be the direct flights from Copenhagen to Malaga, Split, Katowice, Dubrovnik as well as to Shanghai, also direct flights from Oslo to Antalya and Faro.
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