LONDON – On May 19, it has been announced that one of the fastest-growing Greek airlines, SKY express, has partnered up with American carrier, Delta Air Lines.
What this new partnership means…
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.
On top of this, customers will be able to hold a single Delta flight ticket from where they are in the U.S. all the way to their final destination within Greece, as well as their luggage only, needs to be checked in at the start of their journey across the Atlantic.
These other 34 destinations within Greece are –
Commenting on their new partnership, Delta Air Lines’ Senior Vice President of Alliances, Perry Cantarutti has said:
“Greece is one of the most sought-after destinations this summer for American travelers and with trade and tourism flows increasing between our countries,”
“Delta’s partnership with SKY express gives our customers more versatility when it comes to planning the perfect Greek getaway.”
“Customers will be able to hold a single Delta ticket and check their bags from North America all the way to their final destination, providing customers with a seamless service to some of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean.”
Adding to Cantarutti’s comments, SKY express’ Commercial Director, Yiannis Lidakis says:
“The agreement with Delta comes as a result of systematic work and discussions and makes us very happy.”
“It is based on the combination of the youngest and greenest fleet and an unrivaled network that will allow travelers across the U.S. to connect to the magical charm of our country.”
Delta currently serves Athens directly non-stop from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) using their Airbus A330 aircraft of which they currently have 57.
Delta’s A330 fleet is broken down into, 11 Airbus A330-200s, 31 Airbus A330-300s, and 15 Airbus A330-900neos. They also have further orders for 22 more Airbus A330-900neos.
Compared to Delta’s large fleet, SKY express only has currently a total of 20 aircraft, this is broken down as, four ATR 42-500’s, three ATR 72-500’s, six ATR 72-600’s, one Airbus A320ceo and six Airbus A320neo’s.
The carrier also has orders for a further two Airbus A320neos currently on the backlog.
The new partnership is SKY express’ third in the past two months, with the others being agreements with Jordan’s flag carrier, Royal Jordanian, and Canadian carrier, Air Transat.
All of these new agreements that SKY express is applying will have a significant positive impact on their customer’s travel arrangements, providing much easier access to other islands throughout Greece with a seamless service.