Lithuanian carrier Aurela Air has
purchased two Boeing 757-200s to meet strong demand for its cross-border
Overall, both aircraft cost the privately-owned company around €60
million, says its director Valdas Barakauskas,
who expects a sound return on this investment.
He explains: “They can
accommodate 217 passengers each and fly up to 8,000km without landing. We
already have secured a raft of orders for such flights from domestic and
specialises in providing non-scheduled services from Vilnius International
Airport for several tour
operators by renting out a pair of 737-300s and a nine-seat Hawker 850XP for
Last year, the carrier transported 170,000 people and ranked as the
third largest Vilnius-based operator, accounting for 10% of local passenger
traffic. It says its fleet expansion plan also envisages purchasing 737-400s.