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Sky Express Gives Vote of Confidence in Greek Tourism

January 19, 2023

ATHENS – The airline ‘Sky express’ on Thursday announced that it will continue to implement its investment plan for 2023, receiving its first two A321 neo aircraft in March and April. Speaking at an event organised by Sky express with the Athens International Airport, the airline’s Chief Commercial Officer, Gerasimos Skaltsas, said that the addition of the first two AIRBUS A321 neo proves the steady upward trajectory of Sky express, “which is constantly being fortified with new ideas, new products and trained human resources, so that we are able to plan our future with optimism.”

With these two new additions to its fleet, the company confirms its vote of confidence in the prospects of Greek tourism and boosts the level of social and environmental responsibility of its flight operations, according to an announcement.

Presenting the key figures for SKY express in 2022, following a successful course that created value for Athens International Airport as well, Skaltsas pointed out that, in comparison with 2019:

* Total flights in 2022 increased by almost 50% to exceed 49,000, covering 34 domestic and 24 international destinations.

* The company’s passengers in 2022 almost tripled, reaching 3,500,000, reflecting the introduction of two AIRBUS A320neo to the fleet.

* In 2022, the company’s total estimated revenue more than tripled to 267 million euros, driven by higher growth in international flights.

* Correspondingly, with the maturity of international routes, the average revenue per passenger in 2022 almost doubled.

* Average occupancy improved by 20 percentage points during 2022, demonstrating the dynamism of the company’s commercial prospects, its operational efficiency, but also helping to bring tourist traffic close to 2019 levels.

* These stronger figures were supported by a sharp increase in job positions, which increased to 619 in 2022, with 390 new hirings in the four-year period 2019-2022.

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