Greece specialist Sunvil Holidays and its sister company GIC The Villa Collection have jointly announced that they will be introducing a new airline for their Greece programme in summer 2013.

Germania will base one of its fleet of aircraft at Gatwick for the entire summer season to provide flights for the Sunvil and GIC programme, offering full catering with a hot meal service, plus a 20kg baggage allowance and pre-allocated seating.

The German aircraft will fly from Gatwick to the Greek islands of Corfu, Kefalonia, Skiathos and Crete, as well as Samos and Lemnos and mainland airports such as Preveza, Volos and Kalamata.

Customers using the new service will be able to pre-book extras such as select-a-seat, additional legroom or excess baggage.

Chris Wright, operations director for Sunvil and managing director of GIC The Villa Collection, said:  “Germania will bring that well-known and much-admired German efficiency to Gatwick from its base in Berlin – 2013 will see its debut in the UK market. 

“Basically, we’ve selected all the old-fashioned frills much-missed by customers and served them up on a modern 737-700 aircraft that’s run by a company well-versed in efficient management of charter programmes.

“Faced with competition from the low-cost carriers, it is very important that, as real specialists to Greece, we differentiate our offering. The new full-service Germania flights will allow us to do just this, on a modern aircraft.”