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SkyGreece Launches Thessaloniki-Toronto Route

The water salute in Thessaloniki SKG of "Taxiarhis" 767-300ER to mark the inaugural flight from Thessaloniki to Toronto via Budapest.

The water salute in Thessaloniki SKG of “Taxiarhis” 767-300ER to mark the inaugural flight from Thessaloniki to Toronto via Budapest.

Flights from Athens to New York coming soon

Skygreece Airlines held a ceremony at Thessaloniki International Airport on Thursday to mark its inaugural flight from Thessaloniki to Toronto via Budapest.

SkyGreece founder and chairman Father Nicholas Alexandris (second from right) with Peggy Filippou, communication director; Costas Krystallis, head of Proton air & tourism services; and Tasos Gousios of Alpha Marketing which supports the communications of Proton.

SkyGreece founder and chairman Father Nicholas Alexandris (second from right) with Peggy Filippou, communication director; Kostas Krystallis, head of Proton air & tourism services; and Tasos Gousios of Alpha Marketing which supports the communications of Proton.

SkyGreece is a new Greek airline that offers non-stop flights between Greece and North America to ease the connection for the Greek diaspora with their homeland. The airline started its North America operations on May 23 with direct flights between Athens, Thessaloniki, Budapest and Zagreb and Montreal and Toronto.

The Thessaloniki – Budapest – Toronto route will operate every Thursday, linking Northern Greece with Canada. The flight will be carried out on a Boeing 767-300 ER named Taxiarhis (274 seats).

The ceremony at Thessaloniki Airport was attended by the Canadian Ambassador in Athens Robert Peck, the governor of the Region of Central Macedonia, Apostolos Tzitzikostas, many representatives of the local government and the city’s tourism professionals.

Proton air & tourism services headed by Kostas Krystallis is the airlines’s representative in Central and North Greece.

During the ceremony, SkyGreece founder and chairman Father Nicholas Alexandris said that to date flights between Montreal, Toronto and Athens had 92 percent occupancy.

SkyGreece will launch the much-awaited direct Athens-New York route on June 30.

The flights will be operated by Airbus 330-200 of Bulgarian airline BH Air, through a wet-lease agreement. A strategic alliance between SkyGreece and BH Air was launched in April.

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