SkyGreece Gets Strategic

Bill Alefantis, chief commercial officer of SkyGreece Airlines and Ianko Ivanov, CEO and accountable manager of BH Air, jointly announced a new strategic joint venture between the two airlines.

Alefantis said: “By adding Sofia to Athens, Thessaloniki, Zagreb and also Budapest to our hub and strategic routes, we solidify our presence in the Balkans and Eastern Europe and become a genuine alternative for travelers and travel agents searching for direct flights between Europe and North America.”

He continued: “BH Air is a great company and with the addition of their 5 aircraft to our program, it definitely makes us an important player in Eastern Europe and in the Balkans. It will allow us to feed our various hubs but also to use their Fleet as a back-up for our North American operations.”

Ivanov said: “This new partnership will enable us to maximize the utilization of our fleet in Europe and to develop a North American program from Bulgaria. Together with SkyGreece Airlines, we will develop more synergies and more alternatives for everyone, and Canada is only one of the countries we wish to offer from Bulgaria.”

BH Air is an IATA and IOSA carrier that began its operations 14 years ago in Bulgaria. It has 3 Airbus 320, 1 Airbus 319 and 1 Airbus 330 in its present fleet.

SkyGreece Airlines will launch its North America operations on May 17, 2015 with direct flights between Athens, Thessaloniki, Budapest and Zagreb and Montreal and Toronto.