Greek carrier Aegean is hiking capacity by 1.5 million seats in 2020 including Birmingham to Athens flights being reinstated after three years.
A total of 19.2 million seats will be available across the airline’s network as it introduces six new Airbus A320/A321neos to bring the fleet up to 65 aircraft.
The route to the Greek capital from Birmingham will be flown twice a week while an additional frequency will be added from Edinburgh as part of a 2% increase in UK capacity.
The airline also serves its Athens hub from London and Manchester, providing onward connections to Greek islands such as Mykonos, Santorini, Crete, Kos and a new base in Corfu.
Chief executive Dimitris Gerogiannis said: “2020 constitutes a new beginning for Aegean, as we are further investing in our network and overall activity from eight bases in Greece and Cyprus.
“With 11 new routes, 1.5 million additional seats and 19.2 million seats in total, and with the addition of the first six A320neo family aircraft to our fleet, we create a new growth potential for our company.
“This year, along with the expansion of our Athens activity, the strengthening of Thessaloniki, and the new base in Corfu, we also enhance and boost our connections with Germany, a market that has always been in the forefront of our strategic planning and overall market segment mix.”