Delta’s making it easier for its North American flyers to reach the Greek islands this summer.
Thanks to a new interline agreement between Delta Air Lines and Greek airline SKY Express, passengers can book 1- or 2-stop itineraries from the U.S. to 34 destinations within Greece and Cyprus.
“Greece is one of the most sought-after destinations this summer for American travelers and with trade and tourism flows increasing between our countries, Delta’s partnership with SKY Express gives our customers more versatility when it comes to planning the perfect Greek getaway,” said Perry Cantarutti, Senior Vice President of Alliances at Delta.
Let’s take a look at what the interline agreement means for you.
The Greek Islands Are Now More Accessible for Delta Flyers
Athens (ATH) is the principal international gateway to Greece, and Delta flies there from Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), and New York (JFK).
Before this agreement, Delta could only take you as far as Athens, and you’d have to book separate tickets on another airline if you wanted to travel anywhere beyond the capital. And for the majority of North American travelers visiting Greece, that’s exactly where they want to go — specifically one (or more) of Greece’s 200+ stunning islands.
And now, the agreement between Delta and SKY has made it possible to book 1 ticket and check your bag through to your final destination within SKY’s network.
“Customers will be able to hold a single Delta ticket and check their bags from North America all the way to their final destination, providing customers with a seamless service to some of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean,” said Cantarutti.
Whether you want to visit the party island of Mykonos (JMK), Greece’s largest island, Crete (HER/CHQ), the beachfront Cypriot city Larnaca (LCA), or off-the-beaten-path islands like Chios (JHK) or Kythira (KIT), they’re now easier to get to than ever before for Delta loyalists.
Delta and SKY’s interline agreement is without a doubt a great development for Americans — especially those who prefer Delta — who want to escape to the Aegean blues of Greece this summer.
However, while the interline agreement facilitates easy connections, Delta SkyMiles members won’t be able to earn or redeem miles on SKY flights, and elite perks and benefits will stop once you arrive in Athens (ATH).
Hot Tip: If you’d prefer to use miles, you can redeem your Delta SkyMiles on flights to Athens, and then book your island-hopping itinerary separately.
SKY operates a fleet of 15 ATR turboprop aircraft on the airline’s shorter inter-island routes. It also has a fleet of 6 Airbus A320neos that operate longer routes from Athens (ATH) to cities across Europe as well as Rhodes (RHO) and Thessaloniki (SKG) in Greece.
Greece’s sun-kissed islands are now easier to get to than ever for Delta flyers the airline’s new interline agreement with SKY Express. With over 30 destinations to choose from, deciding where you’ll go could very well be the most difficult part of the trip.
Here’s to more agreements like this — and, hopefully, this partnership will be such a success that it will deepen and you’ll be able to earn SkyMiles on SKY flights in the future.
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