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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