The Greek airline changed its mind and canceled the Skopje - Corfu flight

A Greek Aegean Airlines plane landed at Skopje International Airport on November 01, 2018/Photo: EPA-EFE/GEORGI LICOVSKI

Aegean Airlines stopped the sale of tickets for the planned new line between Skopje and Corfu, which was supposed to start at the beginning of June with the line Athens - Skopje - Corfu - Skopje - Athens, the exyuaviation.com portal writes.

- The flights were supposed to take place twice a week on Tuesday and Saturday, and the flight Skopje - Athens was to take place on Wednesday and Sunday morning. According to the revised schedule, Aegean Airlines appears to have completely canceled the two weekly flights and will not operate between Athens and Skopje on those days, reducing the total air traffic between the two capitals from daily flights to five flights a week starting June 4. Additional changes remain possible, the post says.

In March, it was announced that Aegean Airlines will start a new seasonal service from Skopje this summer, the third to be maintained by the Greek airline from the Macedonian capital, with two weekly scheduled flights between Skopje and Corfu from June 1, with an ATR72-600 aircraft, operated by Aegean's regional brand, Olympic Air. Flights on the new line were scheduled until September 28. The flight to Corfu was announced in addition to Aegean's existing daily flights from Athens to Skopje, as well as the three weekly rotations from the Macedonian capital to Sarajevo.

On the website of "Aegean airlines" it was initially announced that tickets for this flight can be purchased, with a starting price of around 130 euros for one way.

Last year, Aegean Airlines applied for the subsidy program from the Macedonian government to introduce new routes from Skopje, but withdrew after the public call was cancelled.

Due to the long name dispute between Macedonia and Greece, there was no direct flight between Skopje and Athens for 12 years. The relationship was restored from November 1, 2018 after the signing of the Prespa Agreement and the stabilization of the relations of the two neighboring countries. The Greek airline Aegean Airlines and TAV then concluded an agreement to establish flights between the two capitals throughout the year.

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