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British Airways announces new routes to Greek destinations

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The carrier will connect London with Kalamata, Chania, Heraklion, Corfu, Kos, Rhodes, Mykonos, Santorini and Thessaloniki, allowing travellers access to the most popular holiday and city break destinations in Greece.

Corfu and Santorini will have an increased frequency of six and four per week, respectively, during the summer while Kos and Mykonos will have two flights per week, Heraklion five flights per week, Rhodes two flights per week and Thessaloniki four flights per week.

All these flights will be carried out by A319 and A320 aircraft from Heathrow and Gatwick along with four daily flights from Athens to London.

British Airways' Commercial Manager for Greece, Turkey and Cyprus Freddie Stier, noted that "these destinations will give our passengers the opportunity to enhance their travel experience and be flexible about their travel choices" and added:

"We honour the long history we have in Greece and continue our commitment to invest and support the local economies and offer new travel options to our customers".

Specifically, British Airways is launching the following routes to Kalamata and Chania.

From 30 April until 24 September 2016, British Airways will fly twice a week (Wednesday and Saturday) to Crete (Chania) from London Heathrow Terminal 3.
From 30 April until 24 September 2016, British Airways will fly twice a week (Thursday and Saturday) to Kalamata, Greece from London Heathrow Terminal 5.

Source: British Airways