Aegean Airlines announced on Tuesday that it is doubling the value of the government's 'Freedom Pass' to encourage young people to travel again.
Specifically, according to the air carrier's announcement, for young people aged between 18 and 25 that get vaccinated and acquire a Freedom Pass by August 31, 2021, Aegean will offer additional euros for every euro spent purchasing a ticket, thus doubling its value.
The offer will be valid for trips carried out between September 1, 2021 until June 30, 2022.
"In this way, Aegean is boosting the possibilities for using the Freedom Pass by encouraging the young people to easily plan and enjoy their next trip," the announcement said.
"The reservations will be made via Aegean's site or through travel agencies while further details on the implementation mechanism will be posted on the company's website as soon as the Freedom Pass is activated by the state," the announcement said.
Digital Governance Minister Kyriakos Pierrakakis announced yesterday a prepaid Freedom Pass that will be given to young people aged 18 to 25 on their smartphones when they are vaccinated.
As the minister said, “we encourage young people to travel and attend cultural events.”
The Freedom Pass will be available before the last third of July for those born between 1996 and 2003 who are either fully vaccinated, have got their first shot of the vaccine or scheduled a vaccination.
Pierrakakis explained that the amount can be used for purchases via e-commerce, e-shops and for all POS transactions.
It will be targeted toward specific activities, such as as air and sea travel, car rental, camping, hotels, travel agencies, museums and other things.
Obtaining it is simple as it will be available via a special platform on gov.gr and those eligible will receive all the necessary instructions via sms or e-mail, one day after they apply.
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