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Greece to develop Seaplane Network

Hellenic Seaplanes is preparing an ambitious plan to launch seaplane connections in Greece. This includes the licensing and construction of 150 water airports over the next five years.


Athens, Greece: 20 January 2021



According to Hellenic Seaplanes Managing Director Nicolas Charalambous and Greek Water Airports Managing Director Anastasios Govas, more than € 300 mln in investments are expected to go into the project in the next five years through:


  • construction of waterways,

  • the purchase of at least 20 aircraft,

  • the creation of a training school for seaplane pilots.


The companies said they are expecting the licensing procedure to start for a waterway network in Attica connecting the Saronic islands. According to Greek Travel Pages, environmental studies are underway for 5 waterways on:

  • Evia in Halkida

  • Edipsos

  • Karystos

  • Aliveri

  • Kymi.


The airline companies will be part of the project and will offer training to seaplane pilots and will provide package deals. The package deals will include combined airline and seaplane tickets at destinations.


The Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said:


With the launch of flights, the seaplanes will create new tourism products, parallel activities as well as new jobs on islands and in remote areas that will have an air connection and direct access from urban centers and airports


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Sources:


Greece Aiming for 150 Waterways in Five Years

Greek Travel Pages. 20 January 2021


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