Deputy Transport Minister flies in first test seaplane flight from Lavrio

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Deputy Infrastructure and Transport Minister Christina Alexopoulou on Saturday flew in the first test flight carried out by Hellenic Seaplanes, which took off from the Lavrio seaplane field.

"This is an important day for transport in Greece, as the development of a network of seaplane bases is a goal of the government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis. By this summer, moreover, services will have started to Western Greece, specifically the Patras-Corfu-Paxi line will be fully active given that these sea bases are all licenced," she said.

"At the same time, the infrastructure and transport ministry will decisively contribute to creating a complete, modern network of seaplane bases and seaplane fields in the country, with growth potential and multiple benefits for the Greek economy. It is an initiative that greatly enhances tourism to the islands, providing safe transportation," Alexopoulou added.

According to a ministry announcement, Health Minister Adonis Georgiadis, Deputy Shipping Minister Yiannis Pappas and Deputy Citizen Protection Minister Andreas Nikolakopoulos also boarded the flight.

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