As underlined in an announcement on Thursday, the new connections are a result of the company’s cooperation with airlines and collaboration with the Hellenic Slot Coordinator.
“We are pleased to welcome on a daily basis new routes at our airports – a clear demonstration of the existing potential both for the airlines and destinations,” George Vilos, Executive Director of Commercial & Business Development of Fraport Greece, said, adding that the opportunities are huge and the company views each new partnership as a unique developmental opportunity.
British Airways inaugurated its flight from London (Heathrow) to Kefalonia on May 15. The route enables passengers from all over the world and especially from North America and Canada to reach the island through the British Airways network.
The airport of Corfu welcomed the Germania inaugural flight from Zurich on May 22, with the airline investing also in more connections from Germany and Switzerland. This summer, Germania will also serve Corfu from Berlin, Nurnberg; Kos from Berlin, Düsseldorf, Nürnberg and Zurich; Rhodes from Berlin, Düsseldorf and Zurich; Samos from Hamburg, Berlin and Zurich; Thessaloniki from Dresden, Erfourt, Munster and Nürnburg; Zakynthos from Dusseldorf and Zurich; and Lesvos from Dusseldorf.
Moreover, in late May, the airport of Mykonos welcomed Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight, which connects the popular Greek island with Doha for the first time.
“The new routes and connections as well as the high increase in traffic seen already at the 14 airports with international passengers pave the way for a very positive outcome this high season,” Vilos said.
According to Fraport Greece, the 14 airports that it manages and operates are attracting even more airlines both from intra and extra schengen, adding both new as well as an increasing the number of existing routes. At the same time Aegean, easyJet, Eurowings, flydubai, Laudamotion, Lufthansa, Primera Air, Qatar Airways, Ryanair, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), Small Planet, Thomas Cook/Condor, Transavia, Travel Service Airline, TUI Group, Volotea, Wizz Air are some of the airlines extending their operations to the shoulder months leading to the increase of the tourist season.