Air France, Aegean Airlines Reintroduce Suspended Flights



Air France and Aegean Airlines announced on Thursday that they will re-introduce flights that were interrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The French carrier will relaunch its flights to Greece on May 23. The month of May will only see two flights to Greece from Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport: one each on May 23 and May 30.

Observing the gradual lifting of coronavirus traveling restrictions, the flights will then increase on a weekly basis: there will be three flights per week as of June 1, four as of June 8, seven as of June 15 and eleven as of June 22.

Additionally, the direct flight between Charles de Gaulle and Heraklion, Crete will also resume on June 27, the company added.

Air France said it will observe diligent health safety protocols, including asking passengers to wear masks and keeping social distancing whenever possible in seating arrangements. It also said it will take infrared temperature readings of passengers before embarkation on any flight.

Aegean Airlines said it will gradually increase the number of its domestic flights as of Monday, May 18, and it will restart basic itineraries abroad as well.

On May 18, the airline will add more flights to Iraklio and Chania on Crete, Thessaloniki and Alexandroupolis in northern Greece, while the same will happen as of May 25 for the islands of Rhodes, Corfu, Mytilini, Chios, Samos and the rest of the domestic itineraries.

Starting late in May, the airline will start connecting with main hubs in Europe – Munich, Zurich, Frankfurt and Geneva – with a limited number of flights, and increase the number of flights to Brussels, the only foreign destination it did not cancel during the lockdown.

It said that both flight crew and passengers will be obliged to wear masks during travel and all aircraft will be carefully cleaned and disinfected after all flights.

With information from AMNA