ECONOMY

OA cuts four European routes, adds domestic and Balkan links (Update)

Olympic Air (OA) plans to stop flying to four European destinations, including London and Brussels, but will expand domestic flights and Balkan routes as part of restructuring efforts, it said on Wednesday.

?The recent decision from the European Competition Committee, blocking the creation of a single Greek airline of pan European status, along with negative conditions and the market’s medium term prospects, obligate the company to review its flight program,? OA said in a statement.

Domestic flights will be expanded with the following routes: Athens-Corfu, Athens-Alexandroupolis, Thessaloniko-Iraklion, Thessaloniki-Hania, Thessaloniki-Mytiline, Thessaloniki-Rhodes.

On the international front, the other European destinations that will be cut will be links to Vienna and Paris while an Athens-Belgrade route will be added. Changes will start to come into affect on March 27.

?At the same time, we are readjusting our international network by maintaining or expanding flights to Amsterdam, Belgrade, Bucharest, Cairo, Istanbul, Larnaca, Sofia and Tirana,? it said in a statement, without providing further details.