AEGEAN restarts direct flights from Newcastle Airport to Athens

An AEGEAN aeroplane
An AEGEAN aeroplane -Credit:Eric Coeckelberghs

Direct flights to Athens have taken off from Newcastle Airport for the second summer in a row.

Greece's flagship airline, AEGEAN, has returned to the North East for the second summer season after "strong bookings" in 2023. Passengers can once again travel to the Greek capital every Wednesday and Sunday until October 23; and there are options to connect to onward flights to islands across Greece.

Leon McQuaid, director of aviation development at Newcastle International Airport, said: "AEGEAN is one of our newest airline partners and we are delighted that, following strong bookings last year, the airline has returned for its second summer season operating from the Airport.

"As well as providing passengers with a new city break or summer sun destination, this direct service to Athens also offers a convenient option for passengers joining cruises from the Greek capital or serves as an additional hub connection for those who are looking to connect to the Greek Islands, and beyond, via AEGEAN’s worldwide network."

AEGEAN was awarded the title of "best regional airline in Europe" in the Skytrax World Airline Awards for the 12th consecutive year in 2023 and flies to 180 destinations in 49 countries. AEGEAN flights from Newcastle International Airport are on sale now at