easyJet has welcomed passengers onboard its inaugural flight from London Gatwick to Thessaloniki in Greece, providing Londoners with an even greater choice of destinations from their local airport.Fares for the three times weekly service (Wed, Fri, Sun), which increases to four times weekly from the 31 March 2008 to (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun), are available from an incredible £27.99 one way (£56.35 return) including taxes and we expect to carry 50,000 passengers on the route this year.
Thessaloniki is Greece’s second largest city and is a good starting point for seeing the best beaches of Halkidiki and most beautiful spots in the region known as Macedonia. The city is famous for its Byzantine monuments, Ottoman and Jewish architecture, as well as its fantastic nightlife. Picturesque restaurants, cosy tavernas, designer bars, and lively, modern nightclubs can all be found in the area of town nearest Thessaloniki Airport. Visitors to the city can’t afford to not try Bougatsa - pasty filled with custard, cheese, or minced meat, sold in bakeries throughout the city.
David Osborne, UK General Manager Commercial said:
“easyJet has seen a huge increase in flights to summer sun destinations form London Gatwick, such as Pisa, Sicily, La Rochelle and Lisbon. This new route reinforces our position as the favourite airline for independent travellers. “