New agreement between Air France, KLM and Sky Express


Air France and KLM have signed an agreement with the regional Greek airline, Sky Express. Under this agreement, these three airlines can strengthen their commercial cooperation between Paris, Amsterdam and the Greek islands.

Customers can now book a single ticket on round trip services connecting Paris-Charles de Gaulle or Amsterdam-Schiphol to 24 Greek destinations, operated by Sky Express on continuation from Athens, at airfrance.com, KLM.com and at Air France, KLM and Sky Express ticket offices.

With this new agreement, Air France and KLM customers now benefit from 24 new routes in Greece on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol on continuation from Athens - Alexandroúpolis, Astypalaia, Kefalonia, Chios, Corfu, Kythira, Ioannina, Heraklion, Kalymnos, Karpathos, Kos, Ikaria, Chania, Lemnos, Milos-Plaka, Mykonos, Mytilene, Naxos, Paros, Samos, Santorini, Skiathos, Syros and Zante. This partnership also facilitates travel arrangements for Air France, KLM and Sky Express customers connecting at Athens with a baggage transfer service provided by the airlines.

Moreover, all passengers also enjoy access to the Sky Express lounge at Athens airport during their connection.

Patrick Roux, SVP Alliances Air France-KLM Group stated: “By teaming up with Sky Express, customers benefit from the strength of the national Greek network starting this summer on departure from our two main hubs. With this new interline agreement, we are once again confirming the agility of our network and aim to improve our customers’ travel experience through simplified transfers, additional services and a more advantageous fare offer.”

Theodoros Krokidas, President and CEO of Sky Express added: “We are pleased to announce one more interline agreement, especially with such big brand names as Air France and KLM. We are confident that this agreement will remarkably improve passenger transport and touristic development in the Greek islands. Sky Express will continue to focus on extending its network and play an important role in domestic air transport”.

Air France offers 39 weekly flights to Athens by Airbus A319 on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, in addition to KLM’s offer of 14 weekly flights on departure from Amsterdam-Schiphol by Boeing 737.

The 24 destinations offered by Sky Express are operated respectively up to 377 times weekly on departure from Athens by ATR42, with a capacity of 48 seats, and by ATR72 with a capacity of 70 seats:

Astypalaia: 8 weekly flights
Alexandroúpolis: 14 weekly flights
Kefalonia: 14 weekly flights
Chios: 19 weekly flights
Corfu: 18 weekly flights
Kythira: 7 weekly flights
Heraklion: 21 weekly flights
Ikaria: 7 weekly flights
Ioannina: 7 weekly flights
Kalymnos: 6 weekly flights
Karpathos: 7 weekly flights
Kos: 16 weekly flights
Chania: 21 weekly flights
Lemnos: 10 weekly flights
Milos-Plaka: 14 weekly flights
Mykonos: 14 weekly flights
Mytilene: 16 weekly flights
Naxos: 22 weekly flights
Paros: 15 weekly flights
Samos: 14 weekly flights
Santorini: 70 weekly flights      
Skiathos: 10 weekly flights
Syros: 6 weekly flights
Zante: 21 weekly flights

About Air France-KLM

A global giant with a strong European base, the Air France-KLM Group’s main areas of business are passenger transport, cargo transport and aeronautical maintenance.

Air France-KLM is the leading Group in terms of international traffic on departure from Europe. It offers its customers access to a network covering 314 destinations in 116 countries thanks to Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Transavia. With a fleet of 548 aircraft in operation and 101.4 million passengers carried in 2018, Air France-KLM operates up to 2,300 daily flights mainly from its hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol.

Its Flying Blue frequent flyer programme is one of the leaders in Europe with over 15 million members.

Air France-KLM and its partners Delta Air Lines and Alitalia operate the biggest trans-Atlantic joint-venture with over 275 daily flights.

The Group also offers cargo transport and aeronautical maintenance solutions.

Air France-KLM is a member of the SkyTeam alliance which has 19 member airlines, offering customers access to a global network of over 14,500 daily flights to more than 1,150 destinations in over 175 countries.

About Sky Express

Sky Express is a member of ERA (European Regional Airlines Association) and operates to 32 destinations within Greece, connecting the most popular Greek Islands with the mainland. Its fleet consists of new technology ATR aircraft.

The Sky Express brand is linked with safety, comfort and value for money. In 2014, Sky Express was presented with the ERA Silver Award, as airline of the year 2014/2015. For 4 years in a row, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 the company has received the “Fastest Growing Airline Thin Route” Award from Athens International Airport. In 2018, it was presented with the “Best of the TOP-10 Airlines” award for the fourth year running.

Sky Express offers high quality service with free access to Business Lounge facilities for all its passengers departing from Athens, the “Sky Fast Lane” service for faster access to airport security checkpoints, and free hand baggage and hold baggage for all passengers travelling with Air France-KLM.

In addition, Sky Express has developed an exciting Island Hopper product, which provides a highly attractive service for many tourists during their vacation in Greece, enabling them to visit at least one additional Greek destination, supporting Greek tourism in regional airports.

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