Lithuania Determined to Establish a New National Airline

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Several attempts, but not much success. Nevertheless, Lithuania is determined for another try and plans to establish a new flag carrier at the end of 2020, the Lithuanian Ministry of Transport and Communications revealed.

Among the suggestions for the carrier are many options. One of the variants is to set not a standard carrier – virtual airline. The one that has its own brand, but owns no aircraft. Instead, it could purchase flight hours and services from other airlines.

However, the authority provided that currently it is the very early stage of development and all the options are possible.

The launch of a national carrier is considered to be of a high importance, especially in light of the chaos created by the coronavirus crisis.

Running a Lithuanian airline would make the country “independent of foreign air carriers’ constantly changing strategies”.