Greece is the word as Stansted opens up Athens route
London Stansted welcomed its latest airline as Greek carrier Air Mediterranean’s inaugural flight touched down from Athens yesterday.
The service is the airline’s first UK scheduled destination and will operate up to four times a week using the carrier’s fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft.
Fares start from £135 return to the Greek capital and include allocated seating, a 23 kg baggage allowance and complimentary inflight meals.
Stansted’s aviation director, Mats Sigurdson, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Air Mediterranean to London Stansted as they launch their first UK services. This is great news and adds even more choice of airline to the already extensive European network on offer at the airport.”
Air Mediterranean owner, George Hallak, said: “We are delighted to be launching our first scheduled services from Athens and expect the routes to be a remarkable success.”
Convenient flight times from London Stansted will also provide passengers with Air Mediterranean’s onward connections via Athens to the Middle East and Africa.
For more information and to book flights visit air-mediterranean.com.
Stansted to Athens flights depart at 1pm and arrive at 7pm. Athens to Stansted flights depart at 8.55am and arrive at 10.55am.
• Pictured (left to right): Mats Sigurdson, London Stansted Aviation Director, Martin Jones, London Stansted Commercial Director, Air Mediterranean owner, George Hallak and Paul Argyle, Flight Directors Managing Director are joined by entertainers in ancient Greek dress to celebrate the first Athens flight.