GetJet Airlines (GW, Vilnius) has signed a leisure charter agreement with the Lithuanian division of Polish tour operator Itaka, and will launch winter-time flights on its behalf from Vilnius.

The agreement covers, among others, flights to Marsa Alam in Egypt and to Mombasa (via Hurghada) in Kenya. Both destinations have not been previously served from Vilnius.

"Direct flights to Kenya take as long as 11 hours, which is a serious challenge for flight planners, pilots, and flight attendants. Therefore, we chose our flight partner very responsibly. The decision to work with GetJet Airlines was determined by their long-term experience, indisputable professionalism, and reliability," Itaka Lithuania CEO Leonidas Močeņovs said.

The ch-aviation fleets module shows that Lithuanian ACMI/charter specialist operates five A320-200s, one A321-200, and five B737-800s. Sister carrier GetJet Airlines Latvia (GJ, Riga) operates one A320-200, while affiliate Airhub Airlines (RE, Malta International) flies another two A320s, one A330-200, two A330-300s, and one A330-900. Chief Executive Rūta Kulvinskaitė told ch-aviation recently the group was evaluating adding widebodies to its Latvian AOC.