Helvetic Airways is stationing two aircraft of its Embraer E-Jet fleet at EuroAirport which services the Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg area from July 10, 2021.
The new operation from the world’s only binational airport, which serves a trinational catchment area, is a first for the Swiss regional carrier. The aircraft will be deployed on weekend services to the Greek island of Santorini, to the Spanish city of Jerez and to Larnaca on Cyprus.
The Med on Basel’s doorstep
Santorini is the southernmost of Greece’s Cyclades islands, and enjoys more hours of sunshine than anywhere else in the country. The island’s spectacular landscapes are the product of volcanic activity, and are famed above all for their magical craters. Santorini will receive weekly Saturday Helvetic Airways service.
Helvetic Airways’ second new destination is Jerez de la Frontera in Spain. The city , which is renowned for both its surrounding vineyards and its rich cultural heritage, stands on the plain at the mouth of the Guadalquivir River in southern Andalusia, some 12 kilometres from the Atlantic coast. Jerez will also receive a weekly Saturday service.
Larnaca on Cyprus will welcome Sunday weekly Helvetic Airways flights. The island’s third largest city is also a port with a thousand-year history and some 340 days of sunshine a year, all of which makes it a popular holiday destination.
Top Copyright Photo: Helvetic Airways Embaer ERJ 190-100AR (IGW) HB-JVT (msn 19000199) ZRH (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 954322.
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