Astra Airlines (Thessaloniki) as planned, today (April 26) took delivery of its first Airbus A320.
Copyright Photo: Paul Doyle. Previously operated by defunct Amsterdam Airlines (Amsterdam) as PH-AAY, Airbus A320-232 is now registered as SX-DIO (msn 527). SX-DIO prepares to depart from a wet Dublin on its delivery flight to Greece. The A320 carries promotional sub-titles for the Mouzenidis Group.
Astra Airlines (Thessaloniki) of Greece is expanding. From its home base the airline is adding to the list of Russian cities it served last summer. Besides Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Omsk and Rostov-on-Don, this season the airline will expand by adding flights to Volgograd, Voronezh, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Perm, Samara and Saratov.
The Greek carrier is also adding additional service from Thessaloniki to the Ukraine with new flights to Kiev, Donetsk, Kharkov and Lvov.
Astra Airlines has decided to add two 170-seat Airbus A320s with the first due this month. The second A320 is due in early May.
Currently Astra Airlines operates two BAe 146-300s.
In May Astra is adding weekly summer service from Thessaloniki to both Munich (May 26) and Nuremberg (May 27).
Domestically starting on May 1 the carrier will operate flights from Thessaloniki to Kalamata, Corfu, Samos continuing to Chios. In addition, starting on May 1 Astra will serve Athens-Sitia.
Copyright Photo: Keith Burton.