European aviation services provider FCG OPS has expanded its operations in the Baltic area with the opening of two new crew lounges at Lithuania’s Kaunas International Airport and in Estonia at Tarfu Airport. At both locations, the company is certified for handling of business aviation, military, and commercial charter flights. In the year prior to the start of the Covid pandemic, its number of flights handled at Kaunas had increased by 40 percent, while those at Tarfu rose by 20 percent, FCG reported.
Part of the Flight Consulting Group (FCG), which has been in operation for two decades, FCG OPS provides flight-dispatch and ground-handling services throughout Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, and the CIS. It also operates a full-service FBO at Riga International Airport in Latvia, which is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, as well as crew lounge/briefing areas at Estonia’s Tallinn International and Kuressaare Airports; and Lithuania’s Vilnius International, Palanga International, and Šiauliai International Airports, all of which offer complimentary WiFi.
The company noted that crew rest is one of the most important factors of flight safety. “Our crew briefings in Riga and Tallinn have been highly praised by crews from all around the world,” it said. “Now pilots and flight attendants can be confident that they will have the same comfortable areas and impeccable service when arriving on a quick return flight to Kaunas and Tarfu.”