Published on : Saturday, July 18, 2020
After months of struggle with the lockdown, Ryanair officially resumed flight services from Chania following four months of being grounded. On Friday, the launch of Ryanair’s summer 2020 schedule for Chania took place after a Memmingen to Chania flight was welcomed with a water salute upon arrival. The schedule includes over 20 routes from destinations such as Marseille, Brussels Charleroi or Milan Bergamo.
As travel restrictions are being gradually lifted, Europeans can now look forward to planning a well-deserved summer getaway on the lowest fares. Ryanair has also rolled out new health measures ahead of the summer season to protect the health and well-being of its crew and customers.
Chiara Ravara, Head of International Comms, Ryanair said in a statement that Ryanair is pleased to resume Chania operations after four months. She mentioned that the flight from Memmingen to Chania marked the official launch of Ryanair’s Summer 2020 schedule for Chania with passengers being welcomed with a water salute. They also received complementary singly wrapped local sweets as a first taste of their well-deserved Greek summer holidays upon arrival in Chania. She mentioned that holidaymakers from all over Europe can now discover Crete’s hidden gems including stunning Chania old city and unspoiled beaches and enjoy their post-lockdown summer holidays.
She shared that Ryanair’s resumption of 40% summer schedule marks an important turning point for the tourism industry, which supports many jobs and small businesses. George Vilos, Executive Director, Commercial & Business Development, Fraport Greece, stated that the airport has welcomed Ryanair’s restart at Chania Airport and said the development is of utmost importance for the local community and Fraport Greece.
He also informed that Ryanair’s comeback to airport’s domestic network under such challenging conditions with the re-introduction of Athens-Chania route indicates the destination’s strength and future perspectives. He concluded that Fraport Greece will continue supporting the developmental course of Ryanair by offering an efficient and fully compliant with the hygiene protocols operational environment and a consistent and fruitful collaboration.