ECONOMY

New hydroplane service links Athens with Volos

Argo Airways is today launching its hydroplane service linking Athens with Volos in central Greece. The weekly flight linking Athens International Airport with the port of Volos will depart every Tuesday using a de Havilland DHC-3 that can land both on the water and on the ground. Last week Argo Airways started flying from Volos and the nearby island of Skiathos to Thessaloniki, services that are already proving popular due to the problems on the national highway at Tempe. There are four flights per week between Thessaloniki and Volos and two between Thessaloniki and Skiathos. Tickets cost about 100 euros and the flight time is about 50 minutes. «The company is next planning to expand its services to the Balkans via Thessaloniki, as well as to Samothrace, Halkidiki and Thasos,» said Argo representative Constantinos Panayiotou.