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Sky Express to launch flights to London Heathrow

Greek airline Sky Express has announced flights between Athens and London.

Nonstop

Starting 1st August 2021, Sky Express will fly nonstop between Athens International Airport and London Heathrow Airport. The airline will use its Airbus A320neo featuring a total of 186 seats, with economy class cabin and business class cabin (middle seat kept free). The flights will run with the following schedule:

  • Athens-London
  • Departure time: 11:10
  • Arrival time: 13:05
  • Flight time: 3 hours and 55 minutes
  • Flight number: GQ700
  • Frequency: All days except Saturdays
  • London-Athens
  • Departure time: 14:00
  • Arrival time: 19:30
  • Flight time: 3 hours and 30 minutes
  • Flight number: GQ701
  • Frequency: All days except Saturdays

Sky Express, in a statement, said:

We are delighted to launch the new route from London Heathrow to Athens. Greece is such a popular destination for UK travellers and the new service will further extend its tourism reach into the UK with onward connections to 35 exciting destinations in the country. The entire team who worked on this deserves our thanks as we set the stage for a new opportunity for tourism growth.

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Sky Express was founded in 2005, and flies to 48 destinations in eight countries, offering what it says is the largest network of destinations within Greece. The carrier offers international flights to cities including Amsterdam, Brussels, Hamburg, Lyon, Nantes, Paris and Rome.

Competition

Fellow Greek carrier Aegean Airlines and British Airways, the flag carrier of United Kingdom, both fly nonstop between London Heathrow and Athens, while easyJet serves the Greek capital from Gatwick, Ryanair from Stansted and Luton, and Wizz Air from Gatwick and Luton. Additionally, Jet 2 also plans to launch flights from Stansted for Summer 2022.

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