Air Canada this week announced the launch of its seasonal, daily non-stop flights between Toronto and Montreal and Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. Both flights will operate until late November.
But at a press conference held with numerous Canadian airline officials present, a representative of the airline did say that plans were underway to offer year-round non-stop service between Canada and Greece.
Extensive data was shared about the increase in Canadian visitors to Athens and the company’s justification for a year-round daily, non-stop flight, something many Greek Canadians have been longing for for a long time.
According to data, Canada is Athens’ 14th largest international market in direct, scheduled traffic with a 6 percent increase of passengers in 2022 compared to 2019 traffic and 10th in foreign arrivals with a 2 percent increase last year compared to pre-pandemic levels.
“The data shows our commitment to this market and I can tell you that bookings for this summer shows great demand for customers to Greece… This summer season sees an unprecedented demand and unprecedented number of travelers that will go through our network,” according to Stefano Casaregola, Air Canada’s regional manager for sales in Greece.
“This is the best indication for us to continue to invest in the Greek market and we will do so… Clearly, we are on the right path for year-round flights,” he concluded.
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