Lithuania: government allows flights to Norway

The Lithuanian government has greenlit relaunching regular flights to Norway, making Oslo the fourth destination to be accessible by air from Vilnius. Regular flights have so far been allowed to Frankfurt, Riga and Tallinn. Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius told the Cabinet that flights from Vilnius to Oslo would resume from May 25, adding that AirBaltic…

Lithuania: EC predicts 8% dip in GDP

The European Commission predicts that Lithuania’s gross domestic product (GDP) will contract by 7.9% this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the country’s economy should rebound and grow by 7.4% next year, the Commission said in its Spring 2020 Economic Forecast. According to the Commission, the heaviest blow to Lithuania’s economy will be dealt…

Lithuania: GetJet Airline lays off over 90% of workforce

Lithuania’s wet-lease and charter services provider GetJet Airline has handed lay-off notices to 370 employees, the Employment Service has said. These include 14 technicians, eight flight coordinators, six maintenance control coordinators, five crew coordinators, five auditors and four financial controllers. GetJet Airlines had a total of 392 employees in February, based on data from the…