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.

Wednesday, 20th June 2018, 7:00 am
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 5:01 pm
Skiathos was used for the filming of the 2007 film Mamma Mia. Picture: Peter Mountain

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.

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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.