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Airlines take off for Greek tourism market amidst signs for better year

The path to opening up the region was shown by Aegean. Greece’s largest domestic carrier will add 50 flights to and from the region of Greece this year, while 17 to 20 more aircraft will operate directly from its seven regional bases, in a total of 65 popular routes abroad with regular flights.

Greece is launching its tourism season May 14 amidst positive signs and hopes for a much better year than in 2020 that will lay the foundations for a strong year in 2022 at a time when large hotel groups are opening their doors and airlines are preparing to resume flights to Athens and the islands.

From the all-time record year in 2019 to the historic nadir of 2020 where the aviation industry went through the worst crisis in peacetime history, we reached 2021 which – as it seems – will be the bridge year between these two extremes.

Although it is still too early to draw conclusions about 2021, it is certain that it will be much better than 2020, while analysts are already talking about a recovery of travel reaching 50-60 percent of 2019 levels.

Aegean Airlines shows the way

The path to opening up the region was shown by Aegean. Greece’s largest domestic carrier will add 50 flights to and from the region of Greece this year, while 17 to 20 more aircraft will operate directly from its seven regional bases, in a total of 65 popular routes abroad with regular flights.

With 33 new direct routes, which significantly strengthen the company’s bases in Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Rhodes, Chania, but also in Corfu, Santorini and Mykonos. Of course, it maintains its base in Athens with 37-40 aircraft, as the main activity hub of its network for accessibility and interconnection both in mainland Greece and on the smaller islands.

Busy schedule for TUI

Yesterday, TUI, announced that it will start flights to Greece on May 14, the opening day of tourism, with destinations in Crete and the Western Peloponnese. The starting point of the first flight is Hannover, bound for Heraklion, while five…

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