“Despite the crisis, the reduced domestic demand and the loss-making results of last year, we continue to invest by taking up initiatives to strengthen Greek tourism,” Vice President of Aegean Airlines Eftichios Vassilakis said yesterday, 19 March, while presenting the airline’s new routes program in Heraklion, Crete.
The new routes program of Aegean Airlines includes the addition of 29 new scheduled international routes from a total of 12 airports, eight of which function as bases of the company.
Direct international flights are conducted now by eight bases (Athens, Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Rhodes, Corfu, Kos, Kalamata, Larnaca), since Kos and Kalamata bases were unveiled in 2013, while Heraklion and Rhodes are enhanced with increased number of aircraft.
Moreover, there will be activity with direct international flights from Chania, Alexandroupolis, Zakynthos and Skiathos.
Aegean’s flight network for 2013 includes five new countries (Ukraine, Switzerland, Poland, Sweden, Azerbaijan) and 10 new international destinations (Geneva, Manchester, Lyon, Stockholm, Kiev, Baku, Berlin, Nuremberg, Hanover, Warsaw).
Specifically from Heraklion, where the press conference was held, the company will conduct a total of 33 direct international routes to 12 countries this year.
The base of Heraklion will now have five aircraft Airbus A320, and new flights will be conducted to St. Petersburg, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Tel Aviv and Kiev. Also, the frequencies and the capacity for existing destinations of Russia and Germany will be significantly increased.