Air Lithuania is a regional airline based in Kaunas in Lithuania. It operates scheduled and charter flights and also provides cargo services and aircraft rental. Its main bases are Kaunas International Airport (KUN) and Palanga International Airport (PLQ).
Air Lithuania was established as a state-owned company on 13 September 1991 after the reorganization of Aeroflot Kaunas Joint Air Detachment and started operations on 15 February 1992 on charter flights. The first scheduled flight was in February 1993 on a Kaunas to Budapest route. On 17 July 1995 it was reorganized from a state owned company into a Joint Stock Company and in August 1997 the shares of Air Lithuania were transferred to the parent company Lithuanian Airlines. Air Lithuania is now owned 100% by Arijus, the Lithuanian transport and logistics company. In 2004 the airline carried 54,500 passengers (24% increase over 2003).
Air Lithuania operates the following services (at January 2005):
In December 2004 Air Lithuania announced weekly ATR 42-300 services from Palanga to Cologne/Bonn and Munich starting in May 2005. In January 2005 they announced the launch of services from Billund to Warsaw, Hamburg to Luxembourg, and Oslo to Gdansk and flights from Palanga to Moscow by the end of March 2005.
The Air Lithuania fleet consists of the following aircraft (at January 2005):
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