Today, Germania has begun flying from Dusseldorf to the Greek island of Karpathos. The inaugural flight is a great example of the extensive Greek schedule that the independent German airline is offering from Dusseldorf this summer: the green-and-white carrier has already been taking holidaymakers to Samos, Zakynthos and Crete since May and will add a further destination in twelve days’ time, namely Lesbos.
With a combination of popular tourist hotspots, such as Crete, and unusual destinations such as Karpathos, Greece is a major priority for Germania in Dusseldorf. And with good reason: following several years of crisis, Greece is once again on the rise as a tourist destination. According to the Greek Tourism Federation (SETE), Greece welcomed almost 10% more visitors in 2017 than in the previous year.
Karpathos is one of the Dodecanese islands in the eastern Aegean. As well as its white beaches, idyllic diving and surfing sports and dramatic, rocky landscapes, the island has one very unique thing to offer – an original and traditional cultural experience. Many traditions that have long since disappeared in the rest of Greece have been preserved on Karpathos. For example, the wearing of traditional costumes is still part of everyday life.
Germania flights depart from Dusseldorf to Karpathos every week. There is also a weekly service to Crete, Lesbos and Zakynthos, as well as two flights a week to Samos. In total, the airline’s current summer schedule includes 22 destinations – from Egypt to Cyprus. And so that passengers can arrive at Dusseldorf Airport already fully relaxed, inexpensive Rail&Fly tickets by Deutsche Bahn are available from Germania.
Tickets for flights from Dusseldorf to Karpathos are available from only 99 euros one way and can be purchased at www.flygermania.com, by phone via +49 30 610 818 000 (standard charges apply to calls from German landlines, mobile phone charges may vary) and at selected travel agents. All prices quoted include tax and fees, as well as the legally-required air travel surcharge.
Germania is an independent German airline which was established over 30 years ago. On short-haul and medium-haul flights the airline, with its distinctive green and white livery, carries more than 4 million passengers per year. Germania offers connections from 20 departure airports in Europe to over 55 destinations within the continent, North Africa and the Middle East. Reversing the common industry trend, Germania continues to offer complimentary snacks, soft drinks, magazines and a minimum of 20 kg free baggage allowance. Germania operates scheduled, charter and ad-hoc flights. Together with Bulgarian Eagle and the Swiss airline Germania Flug AG, Germania’s fleet will include up to 37 aircraft by summer 2018.