Southampton Airport gets hyped for Skiathos route


Southampton Airport gets hyped for Skiathos route

Southampton Airport is counting down the days until the anticipated launch of Skiathos route. The first flight, provided by FlyLolo will take off on 3 July at 3pm. The airline will operate every Tuesday, totalling 14 flights until 2 October.

Unlike many other flights that have to stop en-route back from Skiathos at Thessaloniki and Kavala, Southampton Airport and FlyLolo offer a non-stop flight in both directions. The aircraft, operated by Flybe, is a 118-seater Embraer 195, however due to the short runway in Skiathos the aircraft has to operate with a restricted load of 97 passengers, giving plenty of room for people to stretch out.

Neil Garwood, the Managing Director for Southampton Airport said: “We are very proud to have the Skiathos route as part of our busy summer schedule. It’s a truly unique opportunity to be able to offer our passengers a direct connection from the UK's south coast to Greece, and we are looking forward to the launch on 3 July”.

Skiathos, the most popular of the Sporades islands, is called a paradise on earth with its lush pine forests and crystal-clear azure waters. Along with its neighbouring island Skopelos, Skiathos has been chosen as a filming set for the Hollywood’s most iconic Mamma Mia! musical. Skopelos is only 30 minutes away on a ferry and provides a cheaper accommodation.

Paul Dendle, the CEO of FlyLolo said: “We are very excited about the Skiathos flight and based on the great support we have received from local people we are looking forward to a big expansion for Summer 2019”

FlyLolo has announced that its first flight is 80% sold, however there are still seats left at a special price of £129pp on 3 July and £179pp on 10 July. In summer 2019 the airline is looking to increase the number of flights to two per week.

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