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AEGEAN to Fly Holy Flame to 14 Greek Destinations

Greek carrier AEGEAN on Holy Saturday, April 27, will provide three extra aircraft (non commercial flights) to distribute the Holy Flame to as many Greek destinations as possible, once it arrives in Athens from Jerusalem.

Overall, AEGEAN and Olympic Air will transfer the Holy Flame to 14 Greek destinations.

The aircraft, which will depart immediately after the arrival of the Holy Flame from Jerusalem, will fly towards three geographical areas: the Aegean; the Ionian; Central and Eastern Greece.

Flights will be chartered exclusively for the transfer of the Holy Flame to IoanninaKefalloniaZakynthos, Samos, Mykonos and Larissa.

According to an announcement, the carrier estimates the scheduled arrival time of the aircraft at the last destination to be between 8.00 pm and 10.00 pm.

Furthermore, the Holy Flame will be transferred on 8 scheduled flights to Santorini, Mytilini, Thessaloniki, Rhodes, Alexandroupoli, Heraklio, Limnos and Chios.

From Holy Tuesday until Holy Saturday, passengers traveling on AEGEAN's scheduled flights to Corfu, will receive clay pots from the cabin crew in order to follow the island's "botides" tradition, whixh sees the dropping of ceramic pots from upper-story windows onto the cobblestone streets of the island to mark Christ’s Resurrection.

From Holy Tuesday until Holy Saturday, passengers traveling on AEGEAN’s scheduled flights to Corfu, will receive clay pots from the cabin crew in order to follow the island’s “botides” tradition, whixh sees the dropping of ceramic pots from upper-story windows onto the cobblestone streets of the island to mark Christ’s Resurrection.

As every year, during holy week, AEGEAN and Olympic Air serve a traditional Greek Easter menu. Also, on Holy Saturday, the cabin crew will offer passengers Easter candles (lambades) on all international flights to Greece and all domestic flights.

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