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American Airlines returns to Greece with 3 direct flights per day

Executives form American Airlines (AA), officials from the Athens International Airport and US Ambassador to Athens Geoffrey Pyatt held an event on Wednesday to mark the launch of three daily direct flights from New York, Chicago and Philadelphia to Athens from beginning of June.

The first flight Athens-New York will start on June 5, 2021, sai dthe Greek Tourism Ministry

Pyatt said that he remembered giving remarks at the airport two years ago, “when American Airlines launched its first non-stop flights between Chicago and Athens, connecting Greece to one of the world’s largest Greek diaspora communities.” He said that US airlines had launched “a record nine daily direct flights” to Greece for the summer season.

In reopening the country to tourism, the Greek government “has prioritized the vaccination of citizens on its islands and tourism workers and has instituted effective health protocols to make visiting Greece as safe as possible.”

As a result “American travel demand for Greece has skyrocketed,” Pyatt stressed.

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