FlyLal (also known as Lithuanian Airlines and LAL) was the national airline of Lithuania, based in Vilnius. It operated domestic and international scheduled services. Its main base was Vilnius International Airport.
The airline was established as government-owned Lietuvos Avialinijos in 1991, shortly after Lithuania’s independence from the Soviet Union. In 2005 the airline was privatized and acquired by LAL Investicijų Valdymas, a wholly owned subsidiary of the FlyLal Group. The airline was subsequently renamed as FlyLal – Lithuanian Airlines. In 2008, charter flight services were transferred to sister company FlyLal Charters leaving only schedules flights for FlyLal.
Due to financial difficulties, FlyLal suspended operations in 2009. FlyLal’s sister airline, FlyLal Charters, continues to operate normally under a separate license, although in 2010, FlyLal Charters was rebranded as Small Planet Airlines.