EasyJet has become more adventurous with its destination choices recently, giving Austrian city Klagenfurt its first and only link to the UK, for example. This trend is increasing, and as low-cost carriers continue to grow in popularity across the world, they are seeking to create new opportunities for themselves, even from airports with little to no current air services. With this announcement, it looks like EasyJet is continuing to do just that.
It appears that, in addition to 13 current destinations throughout Greece, in Summer 2018, EasyJet will give the city of Volos – in Greece – its long-awaited air link to London.
From June, the low-cost carrier will inaugurate the only scheduled link between the UK and Greece’s sixth largest city and important industrial centre. The announcement follows a meeting between the airline’s representatives and Thessaly (a region of Greece) Governor Konstantinos Agorastos in the city of Volos, after previously meeting at November’s WTM exhibition in London.
The service will initially operate on a seasonal basis, from the end of June to September 2018, with flights on a Wednesday and Saturday from London. The service will operate with one of EasyJet’s A320 aircraft, offering between 180 and 186 seats onboard.
According to reports, the new service will be officially announced in the coming weeks and tickets will be available shortly.
This is a clear sign in the way adventurous route choices can provide vital connections for communities, hopefully in the view to increase tourism and business to the port city of Volos and easily-accessible surrounding tourist hotspots of Skiathos and the Pelion.