The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Friday, 26 October 2007

Take-off for Ryanair route linking
Prestwick Airport and Kaunas


A SPECIAL lunch took place last week to promote and celebrate in advance the launch of Ryanair’s new service linking Glasgow Prestwick Airport in Ayrshire, Scotland to Kaunas in Lithuania.


[Picture shows lunch guests Indre Trakimaite, director of the Lithuanian National Tourism Office, Vygaudas Uðackas, Lithuanian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Ryanair PRO Alan Clark and Bill Toner, Scotland’s Honorary Consul for Lithuania.]

The new service, which will operate on Sundays and Wednesdays, starts on Sunday 28 October.

Guests at the luncheon included Vygaudas Uðackas, Lithuanian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Indre Trakimaite, director of the Lithuanian National Tourism Office, and Bill Toner, Scotland’s Honorary Consul for Lithuania.

The group, which also included representatives from Prestwick Airport and Ryanair were treated to a series of presentations and anecdotal speeches about Kaunas and Lithuania, before sitting down to an authentic Lithuanian meal.

The Prestwick to Kaunas service is Scotland’s first to Lithuania, and flights are available for as little as £10 inclusive of taxes and charges.

Glasgow Prestwick Airport chief executive Mark Rodwell commented: “The Eastern European and Baltic markets are becoming increasingly important for us, and the success of our current services to Poland and Riga demonstrate that demand exists for these destinations.

“For the Scots and British, they are popular city break destinations, particularly as that type of trip becomes more popular among people here, while an increasing number of Europeans are visiting Scotland as tourists or to work here.

“Next week also sees the introduction of a new Ryanair service to Budapest, which will also be a first for Scotland, and a daily service to Belfast. It’s an exciting time for us at Glasgow Prestwick Airport with the introduction of these fantastic new services. Ryanair now serves more than 25 destinations from the Ayrshire airport, which is an impressive total, and many of these destinations are not served by any other Scottish airport.”

Links:

Kaunas Airport

www.glasgowprestwick.com

www.ryanair.com

www.lithuaniatourism.co.uk

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