Southampton Airport launches flights to the Mamma Mia island of Skiathos
TRAVELLERS can now head to Skiathos as a new route is launched at Southampton Airport.
The first flight, provided by FlyLolo, will take off on July 3 at 3pm.
The airline will operate every Tuesday, totalling 14 flights until October 2.
The aircraft, operated by Flybe, is a 118-seater Embraer 195, however due to the short runway in Skiathos the aircraft has to operate with a restricted load of 97 passengers, giving plenty of room for people to stretch out.
Skiathos is famed for providing the filming landscape for the 2007 film Mamma Mia, based on the music of Abba.
Neil Garwood, managing director for Southampton Airport, said: ‘We are very proud to have the Skiathos route as part of our busy summer schedule. It’s a truly unique opportunity to be able to offer our passengers a direct connection from the UK’s south coast to Greece, and we are looking forward to the launch.’
Paul Dendle, the CEO of FlyLolo, said: ‘We are very excited about the Skiathos flight and based on the great support we have received we are looking forward to a big expansion for Summer 2019.’
The first flight is already 80 per cent sold. Fares are from £129pp on July 3 and £179pp on July 10.