Following the gradual ease of travel restrictions for international flights, to and from Thessaloniki Airport Makedonia, recently announced by the Greek authorities, AEGEAN will be restarting direct operations to/from Thessaloniki, with basic European destinations. As of June 15th and in accordance to the epidemiological conditions in various countries, AEGEAN will operate direct flights from Thessaloniki’s hub to Munich, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Stuttgart and Larnaca, initially within a limited frequency. In addition, AEGEAN will reinstate the connection with Tel Aviv, as soon as the relevant authorities jointly announce the seize of travel restrictions.
During the initial restart phase, relevant frequencies will be restricted but they will substantially increase, following passenger demand and the dynamics of bookings, always in accordance to the removal of travel restrictions by the competent authorities in each destination, depending on the epidemiological profile of the country. For AEGEAN, it is of utmost significance continuing to support, even during these unprecedented times, both the touristic activity and the economy of Northern Greece.
By restarting its direct international operations from Thessaloniki, alongside the increase of domestic operations that already take place during June with direct flights to Heraklion, Chania, Rhodes, Mytilini, Kos, Samos, Chios, Limnos, Kalamata and will continue to evolve, as Paros, Mykonos and Santorini will be added at a later stage, AEGEAN will be directly connecting Thessaloniki with 20 domestic and international destinations.
AEGEAN would like to restate that changes on travel restrictions, mainly due to the pandemic conditions and relevant actions by competent authorities, either extend the current restrictions or allow the resumption of operation in specific regions or countries, inevitably create last minute changes in the company's schedule. Subject to relevant changes, AEGEAN is already offering increased flexibility to its passengers by enhanced cancellations and rebooking policies.