ATHENS — A special event was held at Athens International Airport on Tuesday marking Emirates air carrier's June 1 launch of its daily direct flights from Athens to New York's Newark Liberty International Airport.
The event was attended by United Arab Emirates Ambassador to Greece Sulaiman Al Mazroui and Emirates Director for Greece & Albania Khalid Al Zarooni.
With this new air connection between Greece and the US, "Greek trade and consumers' movement are facilitated, and tourism is actively supported," noted Al Zarooni.
Meanwhile, in another Tuesday announcement by air carrier SKY Express, it was noted that the company launched its Athens-Paris direct flights on June 5, held once per week. The carrier added that it is expecting to soon launch direct flights to Paris from Heraklion, Crete.