Government sets 24.6-mln-euro subsidy for airline services to islands


The Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport said it would pay a subsidy of 24.6 million euros via a tender for 12 airline services to Greek islands.

The tender will also set the maximum charter rates according to the season and the minimum frequency of flights.

The 12 flights will connect Athens with Skiathos, Ikaria, Syros, Leros, Astypalaia, Kalymnos, Skyros; Thessaloniki with Samos, Chios and Kalamata; and Rhodes with Karpathos, Kassos and Kastellorizo.

The tender is for the period starting on October 1, 2020 until September 30, 2024.