Increased direct flights to Crete  in our summer schedule

Increased direct flights to Crete in our summer schedule

Apr 20, 2022

With direct routes from 7 countries, 17 foreign cities and 6 domestic ones, SKY express significantly strengthens Crete’s international position.

More than one million visitors from the interior and from at least seven European countries are going to welcome the airports of Heraklion, Chania and Sitia according to the company's planning for this summer.

SKY express strengthens Crete even more in order to increase the connectivity of the island, create the conditions for arrival of visitors and lengthen the period with premium visitors.

Specifically, in the upcoming period of time, the airline of the new era will directly connect Crete with Brussels, eight French cities (Paris, Lyon, Nantes, Lille, Marseille, Havre, LaRochele, Châteauroux), three Polish cities (Warsaw, Rzeszów, Gdansk), Lisbon, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Billund, Denmark, but also Timisoara, Romania.

In addition, from the airports of the two major cities, there will be routes to five domestic destinations, namely Athens, Rhodes, Thessaloniki, Volos and Karpathos, while the airport of Sitia continues to serve domestic flights to Preveza and Alexandroupoli.

The country's youngest and greenest fleet and one of the most environmentally friendly in Europe unites Crete with a network of domestic and European cities, contributing actively to the further promotion of the island as a top choice in terms of tourism and entrepreneurship. At the same time, through the strategic agreements with global carriers such as Air France, KLM, Qatar Airways, American Airlines, Cyprus Airways, Condor, El Al, Middle East Airlines, Transavia, Air Transat and easyJet, SKY express creates additional conditions for interconnection with its entire internal network.

Stavros Arnaoutakis, Regional Governor of Crete, stated: "The international promotion of Crete, the establishment of our island on the world tourist map as a centre of modern international transport networks and key air transport hub in Southeast Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean, is part of our strategy to enhance tourism. In this context, SKY express, through the extended network of flights that connect Crete with major airports abroad, as well as with airports in the country, contributes decisively to the joint effort. During this year's tourist season, the Region of Crete and SKY express will join forces to promote Crete both in Greece and abroad"

Respectively, Theodoros Krokidas , Chairman of the Board of Directors, SKY express stressed: "At SKY express, we are committed to our roots but also to our target to develop the interconnectivity of Crete in order to establish it in the top tourist destinations. In one of the most demanding summer seasons, we organised our network based in Heraklion, Chania and Sitia in terms of destinations, visitor preferences and itineraries. Companions in the joint effort with the Region of Crete and the Regional Governor Mr. Stavros Arnaoutakis whom we thank for the unhindered support we will pursue with all our strength the maximum result for the island and the country as a whole".


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