Hellenic Imperial to launch Boeing 747 service from Birmingham to Athens and onto Jeddah

Hellenic Imperial Airways (HT) will be launching a new weekly
service between Birmingham and Athens, with onward connections
to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, on Saturday 25 July 2009
The Greek scheduled airline will operate a Boeing 747-200 aircraft
with 450 seats. It will arrive into Birmingham on Saturday at 20:00
and depart back to Athens and Jeddah at 22:00
From 10 August 2009 flights will arrive into Birmingham at 17:00
on Monday's, departing back to Athens and Jeddah at 22:00 on
Tuesday evening
The Chairman of Hellenic Imperial Airways, Talal Abureyal, said
"Birmingham is our first UK airport and we are very excited about
launching services in the Midlands. Athens, which is our HQ, is not
currently served from Birmingham so we expect that our flights
will be welcomed by those travelling for business and leisure, in
particular those visiting friends and relatives"
Marc Watkins, Birmingham Airport’s Market Development
Manager – Aviation, said, "We welcome this development,
particularly in today’s challenging economic climate. There is a
market for Athens in the Midlands and the convenient schedule
will suit those flying on business and leisure to both Greece and
the Middle East. We urge those who would normally travel to
other UK airports outside the region to now choose Hellenic
from Birmingham to support this new venture"
Theo Silvestros, Commercial Manager, Hellenic Imperial Airways
said "As the principal gateway to Mecca, the Jeddah flights to be
used by many Pilgrims wanting to access Islam's holiest city, and
with such competitive prices Midlands people will be able to start
this important journey from their doorstep"
Return flights start from £199 (plus taxes) to Athens and
£399 (plus taxes) to Jeddah. Tickets can be booked through
or by calling Hellenic Imperial on 0121-635 5796
Hellenic Imperial Airways schedule to Birmingham -
Saturday 25 July 2009 only
Arrive 2000 HT 269 from Athens Depart 2200 HT 270 to Athens/Jeddah
Weekly from Monday 10 August 2009
Arrive Monday 1700 HT 269 from Athens and Jeddah
Depart Tuesday 2200 HT 270 to Athens and Jeddah
Schedule and start date subject to confirmation!!
Thursday 23 July 2009


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