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Record Bookings on Ryanair’s Athens Summer Schedule

ryanairRyanair on Thursday announced record advance bookings on its Athens summer 2015 schedule, during a media event in the Greek capital.

Ryanair's sales and marketing manager for Greece, John Alborante and sales and marketing executive for Greece, Dimitra Apatsidou, speaking to a Greek press representative. Photo © GTP

Ryanair’s sales and marketing manager for Greece, John Alborante and sales and marketing executive for Greece, Dimitra Apatsidou (center), speaking to a Greek press representative. Photo © GTP

The airline’s Athens summer 2015 schedule has six new routes from the Greek capital to Warsaw Modlin (1x daily), Budapest (4 x weekly), Brussels Charleroi (1 x daily), Bratislava (3 x weekly), Rome Ciampino (2 x daily) and Santorini (2 x daily).

The airline’s Athens summer 2015 schedule will also include increased frequency on routes to Thessaloniki, London Stansted, Milan Bergamo, Paphos, Rhodes and Chania.

The summer schedule will deliver 12 routes from Athens in total and 156 weekly flights.

According to the Ryanair’s sales and marketing manager for Greece, John Alborante, the new routes is expected to deliver over 2.2 million passengers and support 2,200 on-site jobs at Athens Airport.

“We reaffirm our commitment to Greek tourism and jobs”, Mr. Alborante said.

Ryanair’s sales and marketing manager for Greece, John Alborante and the Slovak Ambassador to Athens, Peter Michalko. Photo © GTP

Ryanair’s sales and marketing manager for Greece, John Alborante and the Slovak Ambassador to Athens, Peter Michalko. Photo © GTP

Slovak Ambassador applauds Athens-Bratislava new route

Present at the media event was the Slovak Ambassador to Athens, Peter Michalko, who said that students from Slovakia have a considerable interest in visiting Greece. He said he expects Ryanair’s new route to make it easier for them to visit the country due to its low fares.

“We are very pleased with the Athens-Bratislava flight as it will definitely boost relations between Greece and Slovakia”, the Slovak Ambassador told GTP.

Ryanair celebrated the record bookings on its Athens summer 2015 schedule by releasing seats for sale at prices from 17.99 euros from Athens to Chania, Rhodes and Thessaloniki and from 19.99 euros to Paphos for travel in May and June. The low fare seats are available for booking until midnight Monday, April 20.

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