Ryanair adds 12 new Greek routes for winter 2019

The carrier will operate a total of 55 routes in Greece while serving 5.6 million passengers

Flying to and out of Greece will be even easier as Europe’s largest low-cost carrier has announced new routes for winter 2019. By the end of the year, Ryanair will add 12 new connections such as Athens to Barcelona and Madrid, and Thessaloniki to Copenhagen.

Ryanair will add five new connections to Athens — Alexandros Michailidis / Shutterstock
Ryanair will add five new connections to Athens and seven to Thessaloniki — Alexandros Michailidis / Shutterstock
 

The carrier will operate 55 routes to and from Greece in total, expecting to serve 5.6 million customers and supporting 4,200 jobs in the country.

At Athens, Ryanair will add five new routes and operate 28 connections in total. The carrier will fly five times per week to Barcelona, four times per week to Madrid, three times per week to Tel Aviv and twice a week to Kyiv and Nuremberg.

Ryanair will also add seven new routes to Thessaloniki, namely flights to Budapest, Copenhagen, Kraków, Manchester, Malta, Stockholm and Tel Aviv. Thessaloniki will be connected with 24 destinations in total.

At Chania, routes to Paphos and Thessaloniki will be added and Santorini will operate new two daily flights to Athens.

“Greek customers and visitors can book our winter 2019 low fare seats from today, so there’s never been a better time to book a low fare flight with Ryanair,” said Ryanair’s David O’Brien while announcing the new routes.

To improve the customer care service, Ryanair has recently unveiled changes in their policies including the option to amend bookings within 48 hours grace period. Passengers should also benefit from the newly set punctuality target. The carrier has pledged to deliver 90 per cent of connections on time.

With the significant growth in operation, Ryanair has also decided to reduce its carbon footprint with the new environmental improvements. In five years, the carrier plans to be completely single-use plastic-free.