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Tourism Minister Explores Possible Direct Athens-Boston Air Link

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis

As part of his trip to the US for the annual Capital Link Invest in Greece Forum held in New York, earlier this week, Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis visited Boston, where he met with Boston Logan International Airport and airline executives to discuss boosting flight frequency in view of rising interest from US travelers.

“Flights already operating are very profitable for all companies. Furthermore, there is a large number of passengers in Boston, but also at other US airports arriving in our country through airports mainly in Europe. Which means that there is a market available, or to put it differently, an existing customer base which would rather fly directly rather than make a stopover,” said Theoharis.

While in Boston, Theoharis also met with the Dean of the Boston University School of Hospitality Administration and Harvard professors as well as with executives from travel platforms TripAdvisor and Kayak.

The minister also met with airline executives from Canada as part of Greece’s efforts to expand into new markets through boosting air connectivity all year round.

Besides meeting with investors, entrepreneurs, and diaspora Greeks in both New York and Boston, Theoharis attended the celebration of Greek Day at the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street, where he joined the Greek delegation and rang the Closing Bell at the NYSE.

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