LONDON – SKY express of Greece has announced that it will launch direct flights between Athens and Sofia starting on November 2.
Flights will operate on a five times per week basis, with aircraft type not confirmed at this stage.
Commenting on the route announcement was Vassilis Krasanakis, the Network Planning & Pricing Manager for SKY express:
“Today, we are announcing the expansion of our flight program in a strategic area with strong ties to Greece in terms of hospitality and entrepreneurship.”
“We are overjoyed for two reasons; within a short time from our first international flight, we spread our wings to the 10th international destination that we serve all year round with the newest and greenest fleet in Greece.”
“This can only give us further impetus for the next steps of SKY express’s long-term plan.”
Also commenting on the new route was Jesus Caballero, the CEO of Sofia Airport:
“Sky Express comes to Sofia Airport at a time when traveling is regaining momentum. As to confirm Sofia Airport’s commitment to enriching the network with new airlines and new flight offerings, Sky Express adds yet another Athens connection bringing the Mediterranean to one stop by air.”
“This comes in line with our transformation plan, which is to turn Sofia Airport into a 5-star regional airport bringing passenger and cargo service to excellence,”
It is clear that SKY express is continuing on with its expansion plans, and this has been the case over the Summer 2022 season.
Back in May, the carrier announced that it would be partnering up with American carrier Delta Air Lines.
This new partnership with Delta Air Lines will mean that passengers flying on one of Delta’s daily non-stop services to Athens will be able to connect to a further 34 destinations throughout Greece using SKY express.
Then, in June, the airline announced that it would be adding more Airbus A320neos into its fleet, especially with its push for a more sustainable aviation-based future.
The new addition to the A320neo fleet is part of SKY Express’s ongoing investment plan to improve the overall effort to create the right conditions for the promotion of the national tourism product.
Finally, back in August, the airline announced plans to launch three new destinations, which included Munich, Milan, and the Sofia route as well.
It remains clear that the expansion strategy that SKY express is undertaking is one of steady growth. The addition of A320neo aircraft will help them boost their destination offering.
Looking ahead, it’s going to be interesting to see what other markets the carrier wants to tap into and whether they want to put up more of a fight against competitor Aegean Airlines.
All eyes will, of course, be on the airline on November 2 to see how the new route performs and whether this is one that can be expanded into a year-round popular service.
But for now, all we can do is sit back and wait to see what happens on that inaugural and whether this is the continued success story that SKY express has been experiencing.