Greece’s largest carrier Aegean Airlines said on Thursday it will gradually restart flights from Athens to some major European destinations by the end of May, ending the suspension prompted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Aegean, a member of the Star Alliance airline group, suspended its international flights on March 26 as a result of flight restrictions related to the coronavirus crisis.
The carrier said it will restart operations from its Athens hub to Munich, Zurich, Frankfurt and Geneva, initially with a reduced timetable.
It will also add more flights to Brussels – the only international destination that had not been suspended.
“Aegean is willing to gradually and with extreme cautiousness restore its network while fully respecting the tremendous national effort to control the Covid-19 outbreak within the country,” the carrier said.
Greece’s carrier will also increase flights in its domestic network from May 18-25, adding capacity to destinations including Heraklion and Chania in Crete, Thessaloniki, Alexandroupoli and the islands of Rhodes, Corfu, Lesvos, Chios and Samos.
In preparation for the resumption of flights, Aegean said it has already stepped up precautionary measures, including the mandatory use of masks during flights and aircraft cleaning and disinfection procedures.