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From Newcastle to ancient Athens: AEGEAN Airlines launches new flights

Greece’s leading airline, AEGEAN Airlines, will commence new direct flights to Athens from Newcastle Airport, starting this Summmer. This exciting development opens up a world of possibilities for avid adventurers and culture seekers in the North East of England.

AEGEAN had announced that it will operate flights to Athens twice a week beginning in mid-June and continuing until mid-September. However, this has since been extended until 25th October due to soaring demand. The flights will depart every Wednesday and Sunday, starting on 14th June 2023.

Leon McQuaid, Director of Aviation Development at Newcastle International Airport said: “It is great to see that the positive sales performance so far has resulted in AEGEAN taking the decision to add another four weeks of flights, right up until the end of October.”

The new route offers an excellent opportunity for travellers seeking a short city break or a longer holiday in Athens. Additionally, passengers can conveniently connect to AEGEAN’s extended network of Greek islands, as well as other destinations across Europe and the Middle East, by transiting through Athens.

The airline’s exceptional service and dedication to passenger satisfaction have earned them the prestigious title of Best Regional Airline in Europe for an astounding 11 consecutive years in the Skytrax World Airline Awards.

Tickets for AEGEAN flights from Newcastle International Airport are already on sale on the airline’s website at en.aegeanair.com. Travellers can take advantage of the competitive prices and convenient flight schedule to embark on unforgettable experiences in Greece and beyond. AEGEAN also offers the opportunity to upgrade to Business Class on select flights, ensuring an even more comfortable journey.


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The airline’s commitment to the North East of England marks yet another exciting addition to the list of airlines launching flights from Newcastle Airport, cementing its position as a hub of travel and exploration. Athens, Europe’s most historic city, offers a wealth of captivating sights, landmarks, and museums for visitors to explore. Whether seeking ancient wonders or indulging in vibrant city life, Athens has something to offer every type of traveler.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to unlock Greece’s treasures. Book your tickets now, and get ready to embark on a Greek adventure like no other.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. Nice one!

    I lived down South for 11 years and got used to flying to wherever I wanted from Gatwick and Heathrow. If still comes as a shock when I have to go to Manchester or London to get the flight that I want.

    1. Well, at least that should no longer be the case for any trips to Athens or Aegean’s extended network from there, Ben!

      I flew out of Newcastle a month or two ago to the Balearics, and I have to say it was one of the best airport experiences (from a going-through-security perspective) that I’ve had in a long time. Being a small airport, it was so quick and easy!

  2. Yes, great that we can get from Newcastle to Athens. And now that we’re in the Champions League for next season we may even need a direct flight to Athens!!!!!!

    1. AEK and Panathinaikos will take part in the third and second qualifying rounds respectively in next year’s Champions League, so you never know!

  3. Freaky good news that those of us who live in the North East can get to Athens so much more easily.

    I’ve been to this great city once but as it’s dripping in so much history – and as I love Greek food – I’d love to visit again.

    1. Hi Mar – I think Athens is one of those places that is hard to justice to in just one trip. Hopefully having this new route will mean you can make many more visits.

  4. Athens is nowhere near as slick and sophisticated as many a European city and it’s probably all the better for that.

    It certainly deserves those direct flights as there’s so much that is authentic and fascinating there. Those flights ought to be packed!

    1. At last!!!
      My family have been waiting for years for this and I know many others have.
      I’m from Newcastle but now living in Greece with my Greek husband and children,
      It comes as a huge relief to have these direct flights, I Hooe they continue into the winter 🙌 🙏

    2. Hi Maria – thanks for stopping by. I don’t think there are any plans just yet for the service to continue beyond the end of October, but who knows… watch this space!

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