Sky Express has officially signed an interline agreement with Air France and KLM airlines, thus redoubling their competitive efforts, strengthening their commercial cooperation between Paris, Amsterdam and the Greek islands.
This new agreement allows air passengers to travel across Sky Express’ network with the convenience of a single ticket reservation, connecting Paris-Charles de Gaulle or Amsterdam-Schiphol to 24 Greek destinations operated by Sky Express, on continuation from Athens to Alexandroupolis, Astypalea, Kefalonia, Chios, Corfu, Kythira, Ioannina, Heraklion, Kalymnos, Karpathos, Kos, Ikaria, Chania, Lemnos, Milos, Mykonos, Mytilene, Naxos, Paros, Samos, Santorini, Skiathos, Syros and Zante. Passengers can book their round trip at www.airfrance.com, www.KLM.com and all Air France, KLM and Sky Express ticket offices.
From the passenger’s perspective, interlining simplifies travel arrangements for Air France, KLM and Sky Express, since all baggage transfer services are being provided at the connecting airport. Moreover, all Air France – KLM passengers can enjoy complimentary access to Sky Express’ lounge at Athens airport during their connection.
President and CEO of Sky Express, Mr. Theodoros Krokidas added: “We are pleased to announce one more interline agreement, especially with such big brand names as Air France and KLM. We are confident that this agreement will remarkably improve passenger transport and touristic development in the Greek islands. Sky Express will continue to focus on extending its network and play an important role in domestic air transport”.
Mr. Patrick Roux, SVP Alliances Air France-KLM Group stated: “By teaming up with Sky Express, customers benefit from the strength of the national Greek network starting this summer on departure from our two main hubs. With this new interline agreement, we are once again confirming the agility of our network and aim to improve our customers’ travel experience through simplified transfers, additional services and a more advantageous fare offer.”
Air France offers 39 weekly flights to Athens by Airbus A319 on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, in addition to KLM’s offer of 14 weekly flights on departure from Amsterdam-Schiphol by Boeing 737.
The 24 destinations offered by Sky Express are operated respectively up to 377 times weekly on departure from Athens by ATR42, with a capacity of 48 seats, and by ATR72 with a capacity of 70 seats. Sky Express has the largest domestic network, operating more than 30,000 flights per year, serving 32 destinations across the country.