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easyJet: 500,000 More Air Passenger Seats to Greece in 2022

Budget airline easyJet is to add 500,000 air passenger seats to departures from the UK to Greek destinations, the Greek Tourism Ministry said on Wednesday.

According to a deal between the ministry and easyJet, sealed on the sidelines of the WTM London expo, the airline will allocate 1.6 million passenger seats to Greece next year, up from 1.1 million in 2019.

The news was announced following a meeting held by Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias and Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) Secretary General Dimitris Fragakis with easyJet CEO Johan Lundgren and easyJet Holidays CEO Garry Wilson.

Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias and GNTO Secretary General Dimitris Fragakis (R) with easyJet representatives at the Visit Greece stand at WTM London.

Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias and GNTO Secretary General Dimitris Fragakis (R) with easyJet representatives at the Visit Greece stand at WTM London.

easyJet does not rule out the possibility of allocating 2 million air passenger seats to Greece in 2022 in order to meet demand, the ministry said.

Moreover, easyJet’s representatives also expressed interest in operating a base either from the airport of Heraklion (Crete) or from the airport of Corfu from 2023.

Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias with EasyJet CEO Johan Lundgren (L).

Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias with EasyJet CEO Johan Lundgren (L).

During the WTM London expo, Minister Kikilias held a meeting with World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili and discussed issues focused on sustainable tourism.

He also held talks with UK Tourism Minister Nigel Huddleston, World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) President & CEO Julia Simpson, Visit Britain CEO Sally Balcombe, Sunvil Holidays Chairman Noel Josephides and representatives of British Airways.

The Greek Travel Pages (GTP) is an official media partner of WTM London.

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