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9 Dec

Cheap Flights To The Baltic Resort Of Palanga

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Visit Lithuania’s Main Seaside Resort In 2016

Low-cost airline WizzAir has expanded its flights out of Lithuania with the opening of routes from London Luton to the Baltic seaside town of Palanga.

Central and Eastern Europe’s largest budget airline, WizzAir, has announced plans to open a new route to Lithuania’s second airport of Palanga. The carrier is due to fly twice-weekly from London Luton to Palanga from March 2016.

Tourism In Palanga

Palanga is Lithuania’s main beach resort and attracts many of the country’s young population as well as travellers from other Baltic regions and overseas. The city’s coast runs along 10km of sandy beaches and dunes next to the Baltic Sea making it extremely popular during the summer months of the year. During the winter it becomes a bit of a haven for the older generations who enjoy a more relaxed pace of life when the nightclubs are closed.

Travellers who are looking for more than a beach holiday will enjoy a visit to the country’s famous Amber Museum, which is located in a late nineteenth century neoclassical palace designed by Count Feliksas Tiskevicius. Others might prefer a trip to the city’s Botanical Park which features a rose garden and a lake filled with floating swans, making it easy to forget that you’re a stones-throw away from Palanga’s beach bars and neon promenade.

Palanga’s Cuisine

Typical Baltic dishes in Palanga are largely focussed on fish and seafood delicacies. This is not the cheapest type of cuisine in town, but it is certainly the most authentic. Some restaurants offer less traditional and more international dishes such as pizza or steak, alongside your usual fast food fare.

WizzAir Success Story

The introduction of WizzAir flying into Lithuania’s second city is bound to be a welcome one, as they have had nothing but success in the country so far. WizzAir arrived in Lithuania in 2011 when they opened a number of routes from the capital of Vilnius. Since then they have flown over 2 million passengers to 25 European destinations in 15 different countries.

The carrier’s new route to Palanga will certainly improve inbound tourism to the seaside resort. However, it will also enable locals from the city, as well as those in the country’s third city of Klaipeda, to gain access to low-cost air travel to other European destinations. Up until now, citizens from Palanga and Klaipeda have needed to visit the larger airport at Vilnius. Both of these coastal cities are over 300 km away from Vilnius, which is more than a 3 hour drive.

Customer Service

WizzAir has embraced the customer service concept and introduced measures such as seat allocation and extra cabin baggage allowance for passengers with priority boarding. They also have a mobile friendly website for easier booking. Flights will initially occur on a twice-weekly basis on Mondays and Fridays.

You can book your flights to Palanga on WizzAir’s site today. Single flights are priced from as little as £24.99 plus taxes and fees, but remember that it is always important to stay covered when travelling by taking out some valid travel insurance, even when you’re travelling with a low-cost airline.

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