This summer, American airlines is ready to return to Greece with three daily flights connecting Athens with New York, Chicago and Philadelphia in the United States.
Starting June 5, American Airlines will launch the new summer flight connecting Athens with New York, on a Boeing 777-200 aircraft.
“We are excited to be back in Greece this summer, with customer safety as our first priority, as always,” said American Airlines Managing Director of EMEA Sales, Tom Lattig, during an event at Athens International Airport (AIA).
Also, starting June 5, American Airlines will re-establish its seasonal connection between Athens and Chicago on a Boeing 787-8 aircraft, and from August 18, the airline will resume summer flights between Athens and Philadelphia on a Boeing 787-8 aircraft.
“We know that there is a particularly high demand for travel between Greece and the United States,” Lattig continued.
Speaking during the event, US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt emphasised that "Greece is famous for its philoxenía, and that world-renown hospitality extends to Greece’s effective management of the pandemic."
In reopening the country to tourism, the government "prioritised the vaccination of citizens on its islands and tourism workers and has instituted effective health protocols to make visiting Greece as safe as possible."
As a result, he added, "American travel demand for Greece has skyrocketed."
“Americans are eager to discover a secret that all of us living here know well: that this country’s crystal-clear waters and sparkling beaches, its winding mountain paths, its ancient monuments and museums, and its rare and brilliant light is something very special indeed,” he added.
Pyatt also congratulated Fraport on the completion of upgrades at 14 regional airports.