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On plane alone: Lithuanian happens to fly on empty plane to Italy

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A selfie of Skirmantas Strimaitis as published by AP news agency

A Lithuanian passenger has happened to travel as the only passenger on a large plane to go skiing in Italy.

American news agency AP reported on Tuesday, April 2, that the unusual flight from Vilnius to Bergamo in Italy was experienced by Skirmantas Strimaitis travelling for a skiing holiday on March 16.

The reason, why he was the only passenger on the Boeing 737-800, was that Novaturas travel agency had chartered the plane to fly a group home from Italy, and to avoid flying empty, one-way tickets were sold. Only one person bought one, Novaturas explained to AP.

Strimaitis commented to AP that the flight, on which he was a lone passenger and took over two hours, was «a once in the lifetime experience.»


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