British low-cost airline Jet2 has added half a million more seats and is to expand its flights to to Greece by more than 50 percent during the European summer months.
The airline announced on Wednesday that it has also added six new destinations – Skiathos, Preveza, Kalamata, Lesvos, Mykonos and Santorini – to bring the total to 14 destinations to Greece.
The airline said that it would operate more than 220 flights a week with 70 new services being made available.
“With multiple weekly flights to many Greek destinations, this means independent travel agents can offer holidaymakers complete flexibility over how long they choose to holiday for,” said Jet2 in a statement.
“With six brand new destinations, 14 destinations on sale in total, and significant investment to support this growth, [this] announcement is a clear signal of just how committed we are to Greece.”
The airline said it would be taking on new staff and said it would work with the Greek National Tourism Organisation and Greek hotel owners to promote Greece in the UK.
Meanwhile, ekathemerini.com reported that Chinese airliner Juneayo is to set up offices in Greece as part of its global expansion drive.
The airliner, which will also be setting up branches in the UK, Ireland, Iceland, and Malaysia is required under foreign ownership rules to find local partners in each of the countries.