Lithuanian Airports authority surveys foreign aviation experts on myths about Lithuania

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The annual event of Airport Council International ACI Europe Regional Airport Conference and Exhibition, held in Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, was attended by 250 leaders of aviation world from all over Europe. They actively participated in the game proposed by Lithuanian Airports and voted for the most common myths about Lithuania by using a mobile application.

According to the app’s data, even 89 percent of participants provided the correct answer to the question about Lithuania’s capital and voted for Vilnius, not Riga. Other questions were a bit more difficult for the aviation people – 62 percent mistakenly thought it was Lithuanians who invented the game of basketball. Just 37 percent guessed that Lithuanians love pink soup – cold beet soup, while only 11 percent of participants of the game correctly answered about the use of cannabis for culinary purposes.

“Next year, one of the most significant events in European aviation world will be held in Vilnius, where directors of European airports, managers of different fields, board members will gather. Therefore, seeking to familiarize our colleagues with Lithuania in advance, we chose the topic of myths and approached wittily the rumours circulating about our country and people,” said Gediminas Almantas, CEO at Lithuanian Airports.

ACI Europe event Regional Airport Conference and Exhibition will take place in Vilnius on 11-13 May 2016.

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