Economy – Cyclades – CAA: Athens – Naxos, Athens – Paros and Athens – Milos routes are out of service | Type of Naxos
Do you have to do the cases in the matters mentioned in the cases in Naxos, Milos and Paros? Change of data in the tender for the 28 barren air routes conducted by the Civil Aviation Authority, as interest was expressed by airlines to take over 10 routes without financial compensation.
This means that the 10 lines are declassified as barren and the competition continues for the remaining 18 lines. And in fact, three of the four lines of the Cyclades are among them. Those related to Athens to (and from) Naxos, Paros and Milos. On the contrary, the line to (and from) Syria remains in the same status…
In particular, on August 4, air carriers expressed in writing the intention to operate the following routes for the period from February 1, 2023 to January 31, 2027, without financial compensation:
1) Athens – Zakynthos,
2) Athens – Ikaria,
3) Athens – Kythira,
4) Athens – Karpathos,
5) Athens – Milos,
6) Athens – Naxos,
7) Athens – Paros,
8) Athens – Skiathos,
9) Thessaloniki – Samos and
10) Thessaloniki – Chios.
The 18 lines for the consecutive competition
Therefore, the competition continues for the remaining 18 lines. The 18 barren lines, which will also be assigned for 4 years and specifically from February 1, 2023 to January 31, 2027, are the most recent:
Athens – Astypalaia, Athens – Skyros, Athens – Syros, Athens – Leros, Athens – Kalymnos, Athens – Sitia, Athens – Kozani – Kastoria, Thessaloniki – Corfu, Thessaloniki – Kalamata – Kythira, Thessaloniki – Skyros, Thessaloniki – Limnos – Ikaria, Rhodes – Karpathos – Kasos – Sitia, Rhodes – Kastellorizo, Alexandroupolis – Sitia, Aktio – Sitia, Corfu – Aktio – Kefalonia – Zakynthos, Limnos – Mytilini – Chios – Samos – Rhodes and Rhodes – Kos – Kalymnos – Leros – Astypalaia.
The ranking of binding bids for the 18 lines is set for September 25. The competition is international, so it is “open” to any EU air carrier.
Today, the barren airlines are operated by SKY express (the company, belonging to the IOGR group, owns the majority of the routes) and Olympic Air (Olympic Air belongs to AEGEAN).
In fact, both companies have recently renewed their fleet of ATR-type aircraft and – according to aviation market analysts – it is certain that they will “fight” in various lines of the competition.
In Greece, there are no other companies of significant size (Astra and Ellinair no longer flies), so it will be interesting if it will participate in the foreign air carrier competition.
With information from the capital.gr page