Germania bases third aircraft in Dresden and adds flight to Athens

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed June 16, 2017 14:51

Germania bases third aircraft in Dresden and adds flight to Athens

By summer 2018 Germania will have a third aircraft permanently based at Dresden airport and will add new destinations to its flight programme.

“We have experienced very high demand from tour operators for our flights to holiday destinations and currently we are unable to satisfy that demand in full,” says Claus Altenburg, Director Sales at Germania, with reference to bookings for this summer. To meet overall demand, the flight offerings for next summer will be boosted by operating a third Boeing 737-700: a further 14 departures will be added to the present number of 33 departures each week.

There will be more flights to the Greek islands of Crete, Rhodes and Kos. Germania will also be adding further flights to Antalya in Turkey, doubling the volume to four flights per week. The daily connection to Palma de Mallorca will continue, as well as the flights to the Canary Islands.

A new destination, Athens, has been added to the schedule, with two flights per week and further travel options. An existing codeshare agreement between Germania and the Greek airline Sky Express will allow travellers from Dresden to fly via Athens to islands such as Mykonos, Santorini, Paros or Karpathos. Altogether there are now ten new holiday destinations available.

“Germania’s commitment to Dresden airport is a real success story”, said a delighted Markus Kopp, Executive Director at Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG and Managing Director at Flughafen Dresden GmbH. “Our Dresden-based home carrier has recognised the potential of this region and has now become the largest leisure carrier in Dresden. Thanks to a third aircraft being based here, passengers from the border triangle have new travel options, which also offer greater flexibility in terms of timing. Greece is experiencing a very dynamic upturn as a holiday destination, and as a result we are particularly delighted with the new scheduled flights to Athens and the many additional connecting flights.”

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed June 16, 2017 14:51