Dutch low-cost airline Transavia said it plans to boost available seats to Greece by 50 percent to meet the demands in the upcoming season and add Skiathos to its list of Greek destinations.
The news was announced after a meeting between Greek Tourism Minister Vasilis Kikilias, Transavia CEO Nathalie Stubler and Nicolas Henin, chief commercial officer at Transavia France, during the IFTM Top Resa exhibition held in Paris this week.
The airline executives agreed to increase the number of seats offered by 50 percent compared to 2019 and said they would be considering extending flights to Greek destinations throughout the year.
“It was nice meeting today with Greek Tourism Minister Vasilis Kikilias to announce the opening of the Paris-Skiathos connection by Transavia next summer,” said Stubler via her twitter account.
Kikilias thanked the company for its “steady and ever-increasing confidence in Greece.
The minister went on to add that based on feedback from his IFTM Top Resa meetings, “the signs are optimistic for 2022”.
“We remain committed to extending the tourist season and supporting winter destinations as well as special interest tourism,” he said.
According to the carrier’s website, Transavia currently flies to 15 destinations in Greece including Corfu, Heraklion and Chania (Crete), Argostoli (Kefalonia), Mykonos, Skiathos (new), Kos, Kalamata, Preveza, Rhodes, Thessaloniki, Samos, Volos, Zakynthos, Athens, and Santorini.