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SKY express Increases Direct Flights to Crete for Summer 2022

Crete’s airports in Heraklion, Chania and Sitia are expected this season to welcome more than one million travelers from domestic destinations and at least seven European countries, according to SKY express‘ schedule for summer 2022.

In a recent announcement, the Greek airline said it would be launching routes from the airports of Heraklion and Chania to five domestic destinations, namely Athens, Rhodes, Thessaloniki, Volos and Karpathos, while the airport of Sitia will continue to serve domestic flights to Preveza and Alexandroupolis.

Also, the airline will soon connect Crete directly with Brussels; eight French cities (Paris, Lyon, Nantes, Lille, Marseille, Havre, LaRochele, Châteauroux); three Polish cities (Warsaw, Rzeszów, Gdansk); Lisbon, Portugal; Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Copenhagen and Billund, Denmark; and Timisoara, Romania.

SKY express said it is uniting Crete with a network of domestic and European cities, aiming to contribute to the further promotion of the island as a top choice in terms of tourism and entrepreneurship.

“In one of the most demanding summer seasons, we organised our network based in Heraklion, Chania and Sitia in terms of destinations, visitor preferences and itineraries,” the airline’s chairman, Theodoros Krokidas, said.

On his part, the island’s governor, Stavros Arnaoutakis, said the Region of Crete and SKY express were joining forces to promote Crete both in Greece and abroad.

“The international promotion of Crete, the establishment of our island on the world tourist map as a centre of modern international transport networks and key air transport hub in Southeast Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean, is part of our strategy to enhance tourism,” Arnaoutakis said.

“SKY express, through the extended network of flights that connect Crete with major airports abroad, as well as with airports in the country, contributes decisively to the joint effort.”

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