Ellinair launches direct flights from İzmir to Thessaloniki

Ellinair launches direct flights from İzmir to Thessaloniki

Ellinair launches direct flights from İzmir to Thessaloniki

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Ellinair has started to launch Thessaloniki flights from İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport, the airport’s operator TAV said in a written statement on Oct. 7. The reciprocal direct flights between İzmir and Thessaloniki will be performed twice a week.

Operated by TAV Airports, İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport hosted the ceremony for the launching of Greek airline company Ellinair’s Thessaloniki flights, which will take place reciprocally on Saturdays and Tuesdays. 

The ceremony at İzmir Adnan Menderes Airport welcomed Turkish and Greek guests including public officials, tourism officials and journalists from both Thessaloniki and İzmir. 

“As one of the most significant tourism and trade cities of the country, İzmir opens its gates to the world with the new destinations included to our flight network. Today, we are connected to 20 domestic destinations and 74 international destinations in 27 countries with direct flights performed from Adnan Menderes Airport. We are pleased to connect İzmir and Thessaloniki with Ellinair. We believe the deep-routed history and continuously progressing relationship between Turkey and Greece, particularly in recent years, will further improve with the tourism sector,” said TAV Ege General Manager F. Erkan Balcı to mark the opening.

Adnan Menderes Airport provided services to almost 11 million passengers in 2014, an increase of 7 percent compared to 2013. The airport also hosted 74,048 flights in the same period with an increase of 7 percent, according to the statement.