Ryanair announced (09-Feb-2010) plans to open its 40th (and first Central European) base at Kaunas (Lithuania) in May with two based aircraft and 18 routes (nine new). Ryanair also confirmed that it is in continuous negotiation with four other Central European airports to open bases. The Lithuanian Transport Minister welcomed the decision. [more]
Lithuanian Goverment: “Establishment of European-level airline depot (base) is good news for business as well as for tourism. It is not just new direct flights, but also big investments, new working places for Lithuanian people. This decision of the company shows that they are establishing in the Lithuanian market, and a long-term agreement means that they see wider perspectives in the Lithuanian airports", E Masiulisthe Minister of Transport and Communications. Source: London Bureau, Dow Jones Newswires, 09-Feb-2010.