SKY express makes Heraklion Airport a strategic hub of its network

SKY express, true to its connectivity strategy, connects Heraklion with popular domestic and European destinations, creating bridges across Greece and abroad. It upgrades the position of the historic city and Crete as a whole to a key hub of its network and actively contributes to the further development of the island at national and international level.

From 22 June, SKY express’ state-of-the-art Airbus A320neo aircraft will fly from Heraklion’s N. Kazantzakis State Airport to Hamburg twice a week. In the following days, namely on 9, 10 & 17 July, direct flights will begin, initially to the iconic Charles de Gaulle in Paris and successively to three French cities, Nantes, Lyon and Lille. In addition, on 11 July the Heraklion – Amsterdam route will be launched, followed shortly by direct flights to Dortmund.

Thus, from the hub airport of Heraklion, there will now be services to four domestic destinations (Athens, Rhodes, Thessaloniki, Volos) and seven international destinations in three countries (Paris, Nantes, Lyon, Lille, Hamburg, Dortmund, Amsterdam airport).

The expansion of SKY express’s network and flight schedule was planned with the aim of creating ideal conditions for the arrival of visitors from Europe for holidays or business purposes. Direct flights save valuable time and of course favour the national effort to promote the country as an ideal destination 12 months a year.

The start was made with the Heraklion-Volos route launched on 15 June. With the central message “One flight – Countless options in Crete and Central Greece” the fastest growing Greek airline connects the two central cities of the country twice a week.

As Mr. Vassilis Krassanakis, Network Planning & Pricing Manager SKY express says. The emergence of Heraklion as a hub that connects Crete not only with the rest of Greece, as we have done seamlessly to date, but also with central Europe is practical proof of our commitment to strengthen Crete as an autonomous pole of tourism development. Based on our early planning, we estimate that July and August will move at very good levels and we will achieve our goal of extending the season with premium travellers.”

Similarly, Mr. Georgios Pliakas, Airport Manager of Heraklion Crete State Airport, stresses: “SKY express is upgrading Heraklion Airport and its key location. The new direct international and domestic connections will give even more travellers the opportunity to discover our Crete. We are very pleased and confident that the new venture of this great Cretan airline will be as successful as everything it has done so far.”

Crete has yet another reason to trust the fastest growing Greek airline. SKY express satisfies the need for connection, communication and growth prospects with reliability, high quality services and competitive terms.


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