The continued support of Sky Express to Rhodes after the fires

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SKY express, as part of its immediate response to the emergency created by the recent devastating fires that hit the island of Rhodes, immediately mobilised a broad support mechanism both at the “Diagoras” International Airport of Rhodes and at its bases in Athens and Thessaloniki to continue the transportation and interconnection of passengers, special personnel (such as PPC linemen, volunteers, rescuers) and essential supplies.

In cooperation with the Municipality of Rhodes, institutions, and several Non-Governmental Organisations, SKY Express continuously carried with its aircraft dry food, pharmaceuticals, mattresses, isotonic drinks and bottles of water for distribution to the residents, visitors and firefighters who had to battle the wildfires. In all this effort, the island’s animals (dogs and cats), who also suffered in the emergency scenes, were not left out, as SKY Express organized the transport of the respective feed.

For more than a week, the SKY express cargo area in Athens and Thessaloniki received humanitarian aid and very important essential items, organising their immediate transport to the island of Rhodes daily with the company’s scheduled flights.

In parallel with the operation of these flights and the uninterrupted interconnection and transport of passengers and all necessities to Rhodes, the staff of the ground handling company SKYserv (a company part of the IOGR Group to which SKY express also belongs), was reinforced with the addition of employees who travelled to Rhodes station to facilitate and better serve all travellers and especially those who had lost their documents due to the fires. All the ground handling staff of Skyserv at Rhodes station created a chain under the most difficult conditions, facilitating and serving thousands of passengers in terms of procedures and human support.

As Mr Theodoros Krokidas SKY Express Chairman and CEO of BoD stated: “SKY express’s immediate mobilization for Rhodes was the result of the well-balanced cooperation and effective coordination of all the human resources of SKY express and Skyserv. The example of our people, but especially of our 330 employees at the Rhodes station, who are mainly from the local community, motivates us further and makes us proud. And of course, we do not stop here. We continue to support Rhodes now and, in the future, so that it becomes a 365-day destination.


SKY Express continues to stand by the island of Rhodes and its people giving its passengers the opportunity to travel to and from the island again by taking advantage of a new offer that provides a 25% discount. This way, the company aims to contribute in its own turn to the development of Rhodes’ tourist traffic and to give even more incentives to travellers to discover this unique destination.

The offer is valid for bookings between 03 – 11 August and applies to the travel period from 03/08 to 25/09 by entering the code RHODES  in the promo code field.

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