Coming on the heels of Qatar Airways’ announcement that in January, 2013 it will offer Athens-to-New York flights, a new company, SkyGreece Airlines, based in Canada and with Greek-Canadian interests, is also planning to start direct flights from Athens to Canada, as well as New York and Chicago.
The flights will start in May 2013 and the weekly program will include two flights, one to Toronto and another to Montreal. The flights to New York will be three times a week. The company said it will launch direct flights from Athens to Chicago and South Africa as well.
The company will use Airbus A340-300 aircraft. SkyGreece Airlines said that the Cabin crew will be Greek and their aim is use Greek pilots as well.
The agreement was signed in a meeting held at the home of the Greek Ambassador to Canada, Eleftherios Aggelopoulos’, with managers of the company. SkyGreece’s offices in Montreal will start operating the second week of December, and a few weeks later, the offices in Toronto will be opened. The New York office will open in February. The company’s office at Eleftherios Venizelos Airport in Athens is already open.
SkyGreece is planning to start a promotional campaign in January 2013 and intends to combine flights with cruise itineraries to the Greek islands in summer 2013. Skygreece Airlines was founded in October 2012. The company’s main mission is to re-unite the North American Diaspora with the Greek Homeland. It was founded by a team of entrepreneurs who have extensive careers in the aviation and tourism fields.