...because of new sound regulations.
They will have to change their fleet almost totally. They used this fleet several years ago:
1 Boeing 737-500
1 Boeing 737-300
2 Boeing 737-200 Adv.
2 Yakovlev Yak-42
Air Lithuania (owned by Lithuanian Airlines) had:
Later they stopped lease of their 735 because it was the most expensive plane to lease and they didn't wanted 6 100-seat planes anymore. Then they used primary Yak-42 and 732 (all four planes of these types are not leased but owned by airline).
Now, when both types will be forbidden from EU airports, they are planning the following reforms:
1.Sell both Yak-42
2.Terminate lease of both SAAB-340B (one lease is already terminated)
3.Lease both (or only one) 737-200 adv. to other airlines and use them only in summer for charter flights (and maybe for flights to mid east)
4.Get (lease) a new 737-300 to fly to Europe instead of both 737-200 and Yak-42,
5.Lease a new SAAB-2000 to change both SAAB-340B planes, also, in some cases, to do flights previously operated with 732 or Yak-42
6.Move their owned company Air Lithuania from Kaunas to Palanga
7.Sell off all Air Lithuania's Yak-40s
8.Lease a new ATR-42 for Air Lithuania
So, their fleet should look so in near future:
2 Boeing 737-300
3 SAAB 2000
2 ATR-42 (Air Lithuania)