Athens Airport aspires to see more Chinese arrivals

Drawing on the direct air links between Athens, the capital of Greece, and Beijing and Shanghai in China, Athens International Airport (AIA) is counting on a return of the number of Chinese arrivals in Greece to pre-pandemic levels soon.

AIA welcomed large numbers of Chinese tourists before Covid-19 hit the world, Ioanna Papadopoulou, AIA's director of communications and marketing, said at a press briefing on Tuesday.

On December 22 Air China launched a new direct flight between Shanghai and Athens.

After the resumption of the Athens-Beijing air link last summer following a two-year hiatus, Air China now operates two direct flights per week between the two countries.

"We are firmly committed to continuously working together to substantially support the airlines' operations here in Athens and of course contribute to the success," Papadopoulou said.

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