The Lithuanian Ministry of Transport and Communications has revealed that the nation plans to establish its own national flag carrier airline by the end of 2020.

One option being examined is a virtual airline. Whereby the airline has its own brand, but owns no aircraft. Instead the carrier would purchase flight hours and services from other airlines.

But, the ministry stated that these options are only at a very early stage, and all plans are being explored.

By running its own airline, it would make Lithuania independent of foreign air carriers and their constantly changing strategies which is having a major impact on the nation’s developing tourist industry.