The airline sector had an extraordinary year in 2018
On behalf of the Hellenic Association of Airlines Representatives, I would like to welcome everyone visiting the WTM in London the world’s leading Travel exhibition and Philoxenia in Thessaloniki Greece’s leading exhibition in Hospitality.
Travel and tourism industry are the most valuable industries in the world and worth trillions. Our association fully supports exhibitions that give the opportunity to buyers and exhibitors to learn, share trends and grow in the travel industry.
We are very excited for 2019 as more airlines have announced the launch of seasonal flights to Greece.
The airline sector had an extraordinary year in 2018, load factors increased, airlines expanded their networks and renewed their fleets. Despite fear, profit forecasts continue to grow and it’s been proven that change can lead to more opportunities. Although more steps need to be taken to increase quality and services.
This summer season passenger figures for Greece increased following our country’s popularity and partial development of airport facilities in 14 Greek Regional Airports by Fraport.
We live in a competitive world and innovation is essential to our success.
We are very excited for 2019 as more airlines have announced the launch of seasonal flights to Greece. American Airlines will connect Athens and Chicago with daily flights. Additional flights to Greece from major carriers have also been announced for 2019.
In addition, news from Aegean Airlines investing in 42 new generation aircraft of the A320neo and new training facilities makes our market industry proud.
We will continue to support airline growth in Greece, just what our economy needs.