New flights from Athens to Stansted Airport begin
Greek carrier Air Mediterranean's inaugural flight from Athens to Stansted Airport has touched down.
The service is the airline’s first UK scheduled destination and will operate up to four times a week using its Boeing 737 fleet.
Entertainers dressed in ancient Greek dress along with representatives from the airport welcomed the first flight to Stansted by handing out cupcakes to passengers as they arrived.
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.”
Flight times from Stansted will also provide passengers with Air Mediterranean’s onward connections via Athens to the Middle East and Africa.