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Three New Flight Routes From Athens Added by Wizz Air

Wizz Air aircraft flying over Athens
Wizz Air Adds Three New Routes From Athens. Credit: Anna Zvereva/CC BY-SA 2.0

With the addition of three new routes, all on “ultra-low fares,” to Bucharest in Romania, Tel Aviv in Israel, and Tirana in Albania, Wizz Air has continued to expand its network of flights from Athens.

The inaugural flights commenced from Athens International Airport on December 2nd, with the launch of the route to Bucharest. The Athens flights to Tel Aviv and Tirana launched ten days later on December 12th.

The addition means that the airline now offers twelve routes in eleven countries from Athens International Airport to its passengers. It is further expanding its presence in Greece, where it has been serving customers since the year it began operations in 2004, the airline said in an announcement.

“In 2022, Wizz Air has already carried more passengers than ever in the Greek capital,” said Ioanna Papadopoulou, Communications & Marketing Director of Athens International Airport.

Dynamic new destinations with flights from Athens

Tel Aviv is the economic and technological center of Israel, which offers around the clock culture and is famous for its lively nightlife. It is also known as the world’s vegan food capital, Wizz Air points out.

Jerusalem, Christianity’s holiest city, is only sixty-five kilometers away from Tel Aviv. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem houses two of Christianity’s holiest sites. These are the site where Jesus was crucified, known as Calvary or Golgotha, and Jesus’ empty tomb, where he was buried and resurrected.

Bucharest is Romania’s cultural, industrial, and financial center as well as the Albanian capital city of Tirana. It is the country’s most important economic, financial, and political center.

The three new routes will provide Wizz passengers an even greater variety of exciting city break and holiday options for winter and beyond, according to Adria Rabassa, head of network development of Wizz Air.

“We constantly strive to expand our route network, creating more low-fare connections whilst stimulating the local economies,” he commented.

Air China launches direct Shanghai-Athens flight

Recently, Air China also launched a new direct flight between China’s largest city, Shanghai, and Athens on Thursday at Athens International Airport (AIA). This is the first direct flight between the two cities.

Passengers were welcomed by Air China and AIA officials with balloons, desserts, and a mascot during an event at the check-in area.

It is one of two direct flights operated by Air China each week, linking Greece to China. The Athens-Beijing direct air link, inaugurated in 2017, was suspended in the winter of 2020 due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic but resumed in the summer of 2022.

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