Aer Lingus is launching new flights to Vilnius, this year’s European Capital of Culture, from Gatwick later this autumn.
The Lithuanian capital is noted for its architecture and promises visitors a number of cultural events to choose from during 2009.
Enda Corneille, the airline’s corporate affairs director, explained that the route was one of six new flights being introduced from Gatwick on October 25th.
"For the 42 million Brits who opted for a staycation this summer, these flights will bring back the excitement factor of flying abroad and waving goodbye to the daily grind," she said.
"With a bleak winter predicted, finding something to look forward to during the dark winter moments is vital."
Aer Lingus also offers flights to Bucharest, Eindhoven, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Warsaw, Faro, Malaga, Zurich, Vienna, Munich, Dublin and Knock from London’s second-largest airport.
Recent figures from the Civil Aviation Authority revealed that 81 percent of flights from the airport were on time between April and June, which represents an 11 percent improvement from the same period last year.