Air Lituanica receives Embraer ahead of first service

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Lithuanian start-up Air Lituanica has received its first aircraft, an Embraer 170, as it prepares to begin flights on 30 June.

The 76-seat twinjet landed at Vilnius on 22 June, painted in the carrier's red-and-white livery.

Air Lituanica says it will open daily services to Brussels from 30 June before expanding to a daily Amsterdam service on 8 July.

It will add Berlin flights four-times weekly on 5 August.

Air Lituanica says it will have a commercial co-operation pact with Estonian Air giving the new airline's passengers access to a much wider range of destinations.

It adds that it plans to acquire a fleet of five aircraft and extend its network to 13-16 routes by 2015.