airBaltic will start flying twice a week to Lisbon, starting on May 4, 2024, the airline recently announced, revealing that two days earlier it will also start two weekly flights to Hamburg (Germany). The two new routes are part of a risk-sharing cooperation between airBaltic and Lithuanian Airports.

Mantas Vrubliauskas, Vice President of Network Development at airBaltic, said, according to Publico: “Vilnius is one of airBaltic's home cities and we are committed to further improving connectivity to and from the city. The new routes will provide passengers with more variety when it comes to leisure and business travel. We are grateful to Lithuanian airports and our local partners for their cooperation over the years in supporting airBaltic’s expansion in Lithuania.”

Simonas Bartkus, CEO of Lithuanian Airports, highlights that, “together with our partners, we are investing in high-quality air connectivity between Lithuania and the main European aviation hubs. Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is a particularly crucial link for intercontinental travel. Furthermore, Hamburg, a prominent German city and port, presents significant business opportunities, facilitating the opening of new routes to destinations around the world.”

From Vilnius, airBaltic will operate two weekly flights to both cities, providing passengers with two classes of service – Economy Class and Business Class.

Both new routes will be operated by Airbus A220-300 aircraft.