“We are aiming to establish Greece as a 12-month destination. The tourism season that has begun finds SKY express more than ready to contribute to boosting the economy and tourism,” said Vasiliki Christidi, Group General Manager of Aviareps Hellas.
As of June 5, SKY express will fly from Athens to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. Then from August 1, the carrier will fly from the Greek capital to London Heathrow.
Over the next weeks, SKY express will complete the upgrade of its privately-owned fleet with a total of 6 state-of-the-art brand-new Airbus A320neo.
The aerodynamics and the innovative engines chosen by SKY express, ensure even greater reliability, less noise, lower fuel consumption, and greater autonomy.
At the same time, SKY express strongly supports the resumption of Greece's tourism season with the international campaign “Greece is bliss", which highlights the country as a destination for both leisure and business.
“With our brand new, state-of-the-art aircraft, passengers may enjoy a unique travel experience to 43 destinations in Greece and abroad, with the number constantly rising. Our goal is to become the favourite choice of the demanding traveller,” Christidi added.
On her part, Ioanna Papadopoulou, Director for Communications & Marketing at Athens International Airport, pointed out that “the expansion of the international network of SKY express and the addition of two more very important connections from Athens Airport is an important development for our market and strengthens the choices of travellers... We reaffirm our support for our aviation partner and continue our close cooperation with the aim of strengthening the interconnection of our city and our contribution to the revitalisation of tourism and the economy."
In front of the spectacular backdrop of the Temple of Poseidon on Cape Sounion, Greece revealed its multimillion euro tourism campaign.
“In 2020, tourism won a difficult bet, which is why our country was awarded as a pioneer in the opening of the tourism industry,” said Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.
“Today our country is projected as a model for pandemic management in relation to Greek tourism…We open sails safely,” he added.
All travellers to Greece will have to fill in a passenger locator form (PLF) detailing where they will be staying and for how long and will also have to present a certificate of vaccination against Covid-19 or a recent negative PCR test or an official document certifying recent recovery from the virus.
Theoharis said that a system will be set up for Covid tests to be carried out at regular intervals at popular tourist destinations, while the government will also be leasing hotels to act as quarantine stations in the event of outbreaks.
he “All you want is Greece” campaign consists of five videos answering the question “What do you want?”
The videos, lasting 30 seconds each, present the country’s myriad attractions – from its serene beaches and dramatic landscapes, and its historical and cultural legacy, to its culinary traditions, high-end services and off-the-beaten path experiences.