- Air Lithuania
airline = Air Lithunaia
logo_size = 150
IATA = TT
ICAO = KLA
callsign = KAUNAS
founded = 1991
ceased = 2005
Air Lithuania (in
Lithuanian languagerefers to itself as "Aviakompanija Lietuva" (literally "Air Company "Lithuania")) was a regional airlinebased in Kaunasin Lithuania. It operated scheduled and charter flights and also provided cargo services and aircraft rental. Its main bases were Kaunas International Airport(KUN) and Palanga International Airport(PLQ).
Air Lithuania was established as a state-owned company on
13 September 1991after the reorganization of AeroflotKaunas Joint Air Detachment and started operations on 15 February 1992on charter flights. The first scheduled flight was in February 1993 on a Kaunas to Budapestroute. On 17 July 1995it 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). The airline filed for bankruptcy in November 2005. Fact|date=February 2007
At first the airline used
Yakovlev Yak-40planes, later leased ATR-42.
Air Lithuania operated the following services (at January 2005):
*Domestic scheduled destinations:
Kaunasand Palanga(airport is about 35 kilometers away from Klaipėda, therefore is also used by people from this city).
*International scheduled destinations:
Billund, Hamburg, Malmöand Oslo.
In December 2004 Air Lithuania announced weekly ATR 42-300 services from Palanga to
Cologne/ Bonnand Munichstarting in May 2005. In January 2005 they announced the launch of services from Billundto Warsaw, Hamburgto Luxembourg, and Osloto Gdańskand flights from Palanga to Moscowby the end of March 2005.
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