Aegean Airlines has announced a new route from Birmingham Airport in the UK to the Greek capital of Athens. It’s a brand new route for the airport this year and will be operated by an Airbus A320 aircraft with 174 seats on board.

From June 2020 and throughout the summer season Aegean Airlines will operate a twice-weekly service to Athens from Birmingham Airport on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The new link will provide passengers with greater choice when travelling to the popular Greek islands, such as Corfu, Mykonos and Rhodes. Connections can also be made to destinations located in the Mediterranean, including Larnaca, a port city located on the south coast of Cyprus and Cairo, Egypt’s bustling capital.

“We’re excited to see the return of Aegean Airlines to Birmingham Airport with the launch of this new route to Athens,” commented Tom Screen, Aviation Director at Birmingham Airport. “The connectivity out of Athens Airport is a real advantage for Aegean and will allow holidaymakers the opportunity to explore and enjoy more of the Greek islands, as well as destinations slightly further afield.”

Aegean Airlines is a member of the Star Alliance group, joining seven Star Alliance airlines already operating from Birmingham Airport including; Austrian Airlines, Air India, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, SAS, SWISS, and Turkish Airlines.

Commenting on the Greek carrier’s new route Roland Jaggi, Chief Commercial Officer at Aegean Airlines, said: “We are delighted to be returning to Birmingham and with a new route to Athens, which will provide UK passengers with even greater ease, convenience and accessibility to visit Greece via Midlands’s largest airport.”

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