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Greek Airline Christens Two Aircraft in Honor of Greek Bicentennial

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The Greek flag flies proudly, held by a pilot for the Greek airline SKY Express. Credit: Youtube/SKY Express screenshot

The Greek bicentennial of the War of Independence was honored by the Greek airline SKY Express by their purchase of two more brand-new Airbus A320neo aircraft, and christening them with the names “1821” and “Freedom/Eleftheria.”

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The Greek flag is held by the pilot and copilot of a SKY Express aircraft. Credit: Youtube/SKY Express screenshot

SKY Express’ press release on the occasion of the purchase and naming of the aircraft says “To celebrate 200 years since the Hellenic Revolution together with all Greeks, our fleet’s newest members have been given apt names inspired by this glorious Anniversary.”

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SKY Express Airline is naming two of its new aircraft “1821” and “Freedom” to commemorate the Greek War of Independence this year. Credit: Eduard Marmet – CC BY-SA 2.0

Greek bicentennial planes carry message of Greek pride far and wide

The two new aircraft are already in the heavens above “the skies of Greece and Europe, to 39 domestic and international destinations, conveying the panhellenic message of pride that all Greeks boast,” the company says.

Pilots for SKY Express are seen in photos holding the Greek flag proudly out of the windows and in the cockpit of one of the sparkling new aircraft.

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