I have read in several different magazines that Olympic Airways will start 5 times weekly services into Manchester (UK) this Summer. What is more interesting is that they will be operated by A340-300s and will contiunue on to Boston 2 days a week and Toronto 3 days a week.
From an article I read in Airliner World Olynpic already has the route rights ATH-MAN-BOS and is negotiating the ATH-MAN-YYZ rights.
This is an interesting developement, Mancester currently has no service to either BOS or ATH, while YYZ is served daily by Air Canada 767s. We also don't see regular A340s anymore, Virgin fly 747s and Air Mauritius now fly a 767 non-stop instead of an A340 via CDG.
My question is, are the US/Canadian flights adding to current frequencies, or are they in effect adding a stop at Manchester onto existing non-stop flights to/from Athens.
Has anyone flown Olympic? Their new A340s look nice on their website, having PTVs at every seat!
Thaks for any info!