Skopje is one of the destinations that in 2018 will be included in the list of cities with which Athens will be connected through Greece’s leading carrier Aegean Airlines.
11 new destinations will be introduced next year, company’s Executive Vice Chairman, Eftychios Vassilakis said speaking at a news conference on Tuesday.
In addition to Skopje, other destinations from the Athens Airport include Turin, Palermo, Bologna, Lamezia Terme, Malaga, Basel, Zagreb, Zadar, Vilnius and Cluj-Napoca.
This past summer, entrepreneurs from Macedonia and Greece demanded the inauguration of a direct flight between Skopje and Athens so as to boost the business ties between the two neighboring countries.
Greece is one of the top five trade partners of Macedonia with capital investments in the banking sector, the oil industry, trade and textile companies. The two countries in 2016 recorded an exchange of goods estimated at EUR 598 million with EUR 148 million falling to import and EUR 450 million to export.