Olympic Air plans to increase the number of direct flights between Athens International Airport and Kalamata

Olympic Air on Wednesday announced plans to increase the number of direct flights between Athens International Airport and Kalamata, Messinia to 12 per week, from the start of the 2017 tourism season next summer.

The additional flights will take place between June 1 and September 30, with seven morning flights departing from Athens at 10:40 each morning and five evening flights departing from Athens at 19:40.

The airline also launched flights between Kalamata and Thessaloniki in October, taking off three times each week during the winter and rising to six a week during the summer months.

Kalamata airport has been linked to seven new European destinations in 2016, significantly increasing the number of visitors in the area, with passenger arrivals up 23 pct compared with the same period in 2015. The upward trend is expected to continue in 2017 due to the additional Olympic Air flights.