The Greek Airline Hellenic Imperial Airways has announced plans for a regular Birmingham Airport to Athens Airport route. The flight will operate four times a week utilizing a four hundred and fifty six seater jet.
The move certainly shows confidence in the airlines belief in the success of the route. Two of the flights will connect to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia from Athens. A spokesman for the UK route Ahmed Chowdhury said that he believed there is certainly a market in Birmingham for such a route pointing to the large Greek population in the area.
He also believes that the large number of Muslims in the west midlands will make the connecting Saudi Arabia flight a popular choice. Jeddah is considered to be a gateway to Mecca which considered by many Muslims to be a place you must visit at least once.
The airline also has plans to offer a flights from Athens to Morocco which provides another travel option for UK tourists. The Athens-Birmingham flights will run on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
Hellenic Imperial Airways don’t consider themselves a budget airline and will offer premium seats as well as economy seats.