The first inter-island airline, Cycladic, was launched in Greece on Tuesday for the purpose of connecting several popular Aegean islands.
The airline, operated by private jet and helicopter management company Ifly SA says that the newly established air connection creates a special tourist product that redefines the concept of island-hopping in Greece.
Based on Paros, the airline will connect Santorini, Paros, Mykonos, Syros, Crete (Chania and Heraklio), and Rhodes with flights ranging between twenty and eighty minutes. In the summer, Milos will also be added to the list of destinations.
Inter-island airline will serve Aegean residents
The company says that Cycladic will provide a solution to the needs of the residents of the Aegean for easy travel between the islands twelve months a year.
It would connect them to Syros, the capital island of the Cyclades, twice a week, so that their medical care will take place as close as possible to their residence.
At the same time, it introduces passengers to a new travel experience in the Aegean Sea, offering the possibility of charter flights for greater autonomy.
Its fleet consists of three new single-engine, high-wing turboprop Cessna Grand Caravan 208BEX that provide an unforgettable flying experience with a significantly lower carbon footprint compared to older commercial aircraft.
These new aircraft fly at lower altitudes than usual and have large windows that, along with abundant natural light, allow for breathtaking views of the Aegean.
The aircraft have a large luggage capacity and can accommodate from eight to twelve people on each flight.
Several airports on the Aegean islands have recently been modernized by Fraport Greece, providing new services, greater comfort, and more amenities to Greek and international travelers.
Fraport Greece launched the airport development program in April 2017 in tandem with the start-up of its concession for managing eleven island and three mainland airports across Greece.
The innovative €440 million airport development program has significantly transformed the airports on Mykonos, Paros, Rhodes, and Chania among others.