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SKY express Adds Flights to Paris and London from Athens

Greek airline SKY express on Thursday announced the addition of two new destinations to its international network, aiming to contribute to Greece’s tourism development.

Following the launch of its international flights to Larnaca and Brussels, SKY express will operate a new connection from Athens to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris as of June 5 and begin flights from the Greek capital to London Heathrow from August 1.

“We are aiming to establish Greece as a 12-month destination. The tourism season that has begun finds SKY express more than ready to contribute to boosting the economy and tourism,” said Vasiliki Christidi, Group General Manager of Aviareps. SKY express is part of the Aviareps Group headed by Greek entrepreneur Yiannis Grylos.

Speaking to journalists during a briefing in one of the airline’s new Airbus A320neo at Athens International Airport (AIA), Christidi informed that SKY express is also planning to launch seasonal flights to destinations abroad – Lyon, Nantes, Hamburg and Dortmund – and this way expand its network to a total of 43 national and international destinations.

On the domestic side, Sky express operates the largest domestic network in the country as it now serves 34 Greek destinations after adding flights to Thessaloniki and Rhodes from Athens and announcing a new route connecting Volos (Nea Anchialos National Airport) with Heraklion, Crete, as of June 15.

Investment in a state-of-the-art ‘green’ fleet

Over the next weeks, SKY express will complete the upgrade of its privately-owned fleet with a total of 6 state-of-the-art brand-new Airbus A320neo. The airline on Friday, May 28, will welcome its fifth green aircraft and its sixth in June.

The aerodynamics and the innovative engines chosen by SKY express, ensure even greater reliability, less noise, lower fuel consumption, and greater autonomy.

“With our brand new, state-of-the-art aircraft, passengers may enjoy a unique travel experience to 43 destinations in Greece and abroad, with the number constantly rising. Our goal is to become the favorite choice of the demanding traveler,” Christidi sais, adding that SKY express satisfies the need for reliability and high quality on competitive terms.

SKY express supports Greece with international campaign

Ioanna Papadopoulou, Director, Communications and Marketing, AIA; Theodoros Krokidas, Chairman & CEO, SKY Express; and Vasiliki Christidi, Group General Manager, Aviareps. Photo © GTP

SKY express is also strongly supporting Greek tourism’s restart with its international campaign “Greece is bliss”, which highlights the potential of Greece to not only be a destination for leisure but also for business. In this direction, the airline is aiming to attract digital nomads.

“We are working systematically to utilize the momentum and the advantages posed by the international trend of working remotely,” Christidi said.

SKY express has brokered significant interline agreements with global airlines such as KLM, Air France, Qatar Airways, Middle East Airlines, and Cyprus Airways.

Moreover, it implements a comprehensive plan of measures to ensure the health and safety of passengers and staff with the enhanced care and hygiene program “CarePlane”.

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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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