Olympic announced the launching of a new flight, that will link Heraklion and Brussels via Thessaloniki for the summer period. The airline will be using a newly leased B737-300 on this route.
The schedule of the twice-weekly flight is:
TUESDAY: Heraklion (HER) departure: 14.00
Thessaloniki (SKG) arrival: 15.00 - departure: 15.45
Brussels (BRU) arrival: 18.45 - departure: 19.45
Thessaloniki (SKG) arrival: 22.25 - departure: 23.05
Heraklion (HER) arrival: 00.10
THURSDAY: Heraklion (HER) departure: 04.50
Thessaloniki (SKG) arrival: 05.50 - departure: 06.35
Brussels (BRU) arrival: 09.35 - departure: 10.35
Thessaloniki (SKG) arrival: 13.15 - departure: 13.50
Heraklion (HER) arrival: 14.55
This flight is obviously replacing the dropped SKG-BRU 717 route. But Olympic is adding the HER-SKG part, which will also be a domestic service. Do you think the route will be successful, considering the the low demand, especially from HER, the weird hours and the fact that Olympic already has 12 weekly flights from Athens to Brussels?
If anybody knows more about this flight could you answer some questions for me please? Will this flight continue after the summer, perhaps without the HER-SKG part? And how was the SKG-BRU service doing before it was dropped recently? And SKG-CDG and -AMS?
Plus I wonder where this 737-300 is coming from...