Greece Takes Flight: First Seaplane Test Signals Network Launch, Boosting Tourism

By this summer, services will have started to Western Greece, specifically the Patras-Corfu-Paxi line

Greece's Deputy Infrastructure and Transport Minister Christina Alexopoulou flew in the first test flight carried out by Hellenic Seaplanes on Saturday. The flight took off from the Lavrio seaplane field, as reported by ANA.

"This is an important day for transport in Greece," declared Alexopoulou. "The development of a network of seaplane bases is a goal of the Kyriakos Mitsotakis government. By this summer, services to Western Greece will have started, with the Patras-Corfu-Paxi line fully operational, thanks to the completion of licensing for these sea bases."

She further emphasized the ministry's commitment to creating a comprehensive, modern network of seaplane bases nationwide. "This initiative has significant growth potential and will offer numerous benefits for the Greek economy," Alexopoulou stated. "It will significantly enhance island tourism by providing safe and convenient transportation."

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

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