TUI France joins forces with the Greek national company AEGEAN Airlines will bring more French travelers to Greece this summer given the high demand, the tour operator announced this week on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the partnership between the two companies.
Member of the TUI Group, TUI France aims to bring 100,000 tourists to Greece this summer, adding that it is the best-selling destination in pre-bookings for the year. The tour operator also said it expects bookings to “explode” this summer, forecasting a triple-digit increase from summer 2021. French travelers are eager to visit Athens, Crete, Kos, Rhodes and Corfusaid TUI France.
Under the agreement with AEGEAN Airlines, TUI France offers 24 airlines, 12 departure airports, seven destinations – namely Athens, Heraklion, Corfu, Rhodes, Kalamata, Kos and Larnaca (Cyprus) – and 15 Marmara clubs and Lookea.
To respond to French demand, AEGEAN increases its available seats to more than one million to Greeceup 10% compared to 2019, and operating from Charles De Gaulle airport. Thus, the Greek national airline represents 41% of TUI France seats to Greece.
“Our solid partnership has allowed us to get through the Covid crisis with mutual goodwill despite a very difficult economic context. Today, we are delighted with the resumption of activity and are capitalizing on our exemplary collaboration,” said the managing director of TUI France. Dirk Van Holsbeke, who added that on the whole transport plan of the company, AEGEAN is one of our top 3 airline partners.
“We share the same requirements and we know that we offer our customers the best service when they come through your company. We have ‘renewed our vows’ working on a new contract which I am happy to sign here with you now,” van Holsbeke said.
For his part, the CEO of AEGEAN Dimitris Gerogiannis refers to the trust that TUI France has shown in airlines and in Greece over the past two decades.
“Through our cooperation, we have jointly served more than 3 million passengers in Greece and offered them a unique vacation experience. nearly 10 million, if we include all of our operations in France over the last 20 years. We have made it easy, comfortable and memorable for each of them to visit Greece. Our collaborators, the AEGEAN and TUI France teams did it for them. The cooperation, efficiency, flexibility, problem-solving ability and commitment of our two teams – who actually work as one – are the reasons for our success,” he said.
TUI France offers personalized travel experiences to its customers through 4,000 partner travel agencies, the TUI Stores network and its website.
Earlier this month, TUI group said it was moving full speed ahead with plans to bring more than 3 million visitors to Greece this year – much sooner than ever and surpassing pre-Covid 2019 levels. Cretethe company has appointed a TUI fly Boeing 737-8 “Heraklion” after the capital of the island, where the group operates and started its cruise season and home port cooperation with the departure of the cruise ship “Mein Schiff 5” with 1 650 passengers.
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