Aegean Airlines Expand Direct Flight Programme between Nicosia and Greece, Western Europe
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
Aegean Airlines is stepping in to cover flights to and from Cyprus and link the island republic with additional cities in Greece and western Europe following the shutdown of Cyprus Airlines, it announced on Tuesday.
In a press conference in Nicosia, Aegean Vice-Chairman Eftychios Vassilakis said the Aegean fleet would also acquire four new Airbus A320 aircraft as of March 30, and bring total annual capacity in schedules serving connections with Greece and another seven countries to over 1.5 million seats.
The number of direct flights to and from Cyprus served by Aegean will increase to fourteen, he said, including destinations both in Greece and western Europe (London/Heathrow, Paris, Munich, Rome and Milan).
Aegean's summer schedule will begin in April 2015, marked by increased regular flights from Nicosia to Athens and the introduction of a direct flight between Athens and Cyprus' city of Paphos. The new summer schedule also includes direct connections with islands - Heraklion (Crete) and Rhodes - with more islands such as Myconos and Santorini added in July and August. Eight to nine direct flights with destinations in Greece will depart Nicosia daily.