Olympic Air is cancelling scheduled domestic flights due to a strike announced by the Panhellenic Union of Licensed Aeronautical Telecommunications Officers from 24:01 on Tuesday, October 4, until 23:59 on Saturday, October 8.
“In order for Aegean and other operators to continue their expansion, errors hindering competitiveness must be rectified,” Eftihis Vassilakis, the vice president of Greece’s largest carrier, Aegean, said on Wednesday.
Paros Airport is an important infrastructure project that will contribute to tourism and the economy, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said from the Cycladic island of Paros on Friday during the inauguration of the new airport there.
The new airport of Paros, expected to handle four times the traffic and contribute to an increase in tourism, strengthen the local economy and create new jobs, is set to open its doors and be fully operational on July 25.
AEGEAN’s “Closer to Greece” initiative this month is dedicated to three islands of the northeast edge of the Aegean: Samos, Lemnos and Ikaria. These three “star destinations” will be introduced to all domestic and international passengers.
Celestyal Cruises and Miles+Bonus, the Aegean and Olympic Air loyalty program, recently announced their new loyalty program partnership to offer customers even more benefits and unique holiday opportunities.
Remote Greek islands are feeling the brunt of reduced government spending with the transport ministry announcing a 63 percent drop in subsidies for airlines undertaking flights to these regions and tourism sector professionals expressing their discontent.