When you're looking for Athens flights, you'll have plenty of Air Carriers to choose from. The Athens International Airport is served from Canada by many Scheduled Air Carriers as well as one Charter Air Carrier, Air Transat. Typically, the most affordable Athens flights are offered through Charter Air Carriers, in this case, Air Transat. While Charter flights are generally very reasonably priced they do have some restrictions, including:
- Service with Charter Air Carries is usually only available during peak tourist season, which is late May/June to September/early October.
- Departures onboard Charter Air Carriers are not available on a daily basis, but rather once or twice a week.
- Charter Air Carriers do not operate from every major Canadian gateway. Air Transat provides service from Montreal Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport in Montreal and Toronto Pearson International Airport in Toronto to the Athens International Airport.
Scheduled Air Carriers that operate service from Canada to the Athens International Airport include: Air Canada, Air France, British Airways, Austrian Airlines, Swiss International and US Airways.
Flights to Athens can be direct or non-direct, depending on the airline you are travelling with. Non-direct flights typically route through another major European gateway, and this gateway depends on which airline you are flying with. For example if you are travelling onboard British Airways, your flight will connect through London Heathrow Airport or if you are flying with Air France you will have a stop at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris.
Upon arrival into Athens, travellers will have numerous options to transfer from airport to city centre. The most common and straightforward options are public bus and railway. Located just 30kms east of the city centre, driving from the airport to Athens can be done. Take note, driving in Greece can be overwhelming, often stressing the most seasoned of drivers.
As Greece is a popular vacation destination for not only Canadians, but European residents, there are many flights available from Europe's major gateways to the Athens International Airport. This makes it easy to tack on a stay in Athens to any European vacation. Ask our Travel Experts about the myriad of Low-Cost Air Carriers operating from key European destinations to Athens International Airport.
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