|SkyGreece Airlines prepares for Toronto - Zagreb flights|
SkyGreece Airlines is preparing to launch flights between Toronto and Zagreb next Monday, linking the two cities for the first time in seven years. The charter carrier, which officially began operations a month ago by inaugurating services from Toronto to Athens, will operate its Zagreb flights with a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. SkyGreece’s Regional Manager for Croatia, Mark Mocnaj, tells EX-YU Aviation News that the airline is expecting to handle over 4.500 passengers on the route during the summer. “We are on track to realise seventeen rotations for this year, for a total of just over 4.500 passengers, primarily from Canada to Croatia, with a mix of both VFR and Canadian leisure travel to Croatia”, Mr. Mocnaj says. Flights will operate until October 7.
SkyGreece Airlines is also evaluating the possibility of extending its services to Zagreb and even introducing flights to other cities in the region, though no firm decision has been made yet. “We are monitoring demand and evaluating the possibility of extending and renewing our service and frequencies for this year and next to possibly even include new routes to the region. This, however, will only be announced in Q4 of this year”, Mr Mocnaj tells EX-YU Aviation News. SkyGreece’s Commercial Manager for Ontario and Western Canada, Eleni Kessaris, says, “This is a historic moment for SkyGreece. We are very excited to commence the North American operation to Greece, Croatia, and Hungary. We look forward to welcoming everyone on board to experience our Greek hospitality from take off to landing”.
The Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, which will operate on the route, has the capacity to seat 274 passengers with 106 premium cabin seats. Some 150 of SkyGreece’s employees have come from Greece’s former national carrier Olympic Airways. SkyGreece has been issued all necessary permits for the new service by both Canadian and Croatian authorities. In addition to Zagreb, the airline already operates flights from Toronto to Athens via Montreal, as well as Thessaloniki and Budapest. The charter specialist has agreed on a joint marketing approach with the Croatian National Tourism Board in Canada in order to attract even more potential passengers. Individual bookings for the Zagreb flights can be made via the carrier's website. SkyGreece is a Greek-registered airline, founded by a group of Greek entrepreneurs, with its offices in Toronto, Montreal and Athens.
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