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Germania Expands Greece Service for 2018

Germania International Sales Manager Marta Alvarez-Rey and Top Kinisis Hellas General Manager George Antonaros.

Germania International Sales Manager Marta Alvarez-Rey and Top Kinisis Hellas General Manager George Antonaros.

German carrier Germania on Monday announced that it is expanding its service to Greece with the addition of more flights and new routes for 2018.

During a press event in Athens, held by the airlines’s General Sales Agent, Top Kinissis Hellas, highlights of the airline’s flight schedule for Greece this year, including three seasonal connections from Germany to Athens and four to Thessaloniki, were announced.

Germania flies to more than 55 destinations in 18 countries, with Spain, Greece, Turkey, Egypt and Portugal being the largest markets.

Flights to Athens and Thessaloniki

Regarding the Greek capital, starting from this month and until October, the airline will operate two weekly flights on the Athens-Nuremberg and the Athens-Bremen routes. As of May and until October, Germania will fly twice a week from Athens to Dresden.

Germania’s schedule for Thessaloniki includes two flights per week from Dresden and Erfurt to the northern Greek city from May until October. As of June and until October, the airline will fly twice a week to Thessaloniki from Nuremberg and Münster/Osnabrück.

“It is very important to continue the great flow to Greece from North-European countries, such as Germany that is a big partner to Greek tourism,” George Antonaros, the General Manager of Top Kinisis Hellas, told GTP Headlines on the sidelines of the event.

“These flights, which are scheduled from Germany to Athens, Thessaloniki and the Greek islands, are also important for the development of tourism from Greece to Germany, as they come from German cities, not so well known in Greek market, that can offer Greek travelers the opportunity to visit new destinations,” Antonaros said.

Flights to Greek island hotspots

The airline’s expansion in Greece also includes many seasonal flights from German cities to a number of Greek islands.

Germania’s schedule this year will include flights to Heraklion, Crete, from Berlin, Bremen, Dresden, Erfurt, Dusseldorf, Munich and Nuremberg; to Rhodes from Berlin, Bremen, Dresden, Erfurt, Dusseldorf, Nuremberg, Hamburg and Münster/Osnabrück; to Kos from Berlin, Dresden, Erfurt, Munich and Nuremberg; to Corfu from Berlin, Bremen, Nuremberg and Erfurt; to Lesvos from Dusseldorf and Munich; to Samos from Dusseldorf, Nuremberg and Hamburg; to Karpathos from Munich and Dusseldorf; to Santorini from Hamburg and to Zakynthos from Dusseldorf.

Germania also announced that seamen fares will be available for flights from Athens to destinations of its German network and vice versa.

“This is a complete product, a product that is addressed to individual travelers, tour operators and travel agents,” Antonaros said.

Germania offers connections from 20 departure airports in Europe to over 55 destinations within the continent, North Africa and the Middle East. Its fleet currently has 29 aircraft. By summer 2018, Germania will have added up to seven additional Airbus aircraft to its fleet.

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About the Author
Nikos is Greek-American born in New York, USA, and has lived in Greece for over 30 years. He is the managing editor of Greece's leading monthly travel and tourism guide, the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) since June 2008 and of news site GTP Headlines since its launch in September 2012. Nikos has also served as international press officer for the City of Athens and for the mayor. He has a degree in Mass Media and Communications, specializing in Journalism. Nikos is a native English speaker and speaks Greek fluently.

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