Sunvil Holidays and sister company GIC has agreed its summer flying programme with air charter firm Air Partner.

A Germania Airbus A319 will operate 215 flights Gatwick until October to the islands of Corfu, Kefalonia, Skiathos, Crete, Samos and Lemnos, as well as the Greek mainland airports of Preveza, Volos and Kalamata.

Air Partner selected Germania to operate the flights after a thorough search process. The German carrier will maintain an A319 aircraft at Gatwick for the summer.

The contract win is seen by Air Partner as a “significant milestone” as it grows its presence in the tour operator sector since last year.

The Sunvil and GIC contracts follow deals with Silver Ski and Olympic.

Sunvil managing director Chris Wright said: “Air Partner has identified and brokered a solution that gives our customers what they asked for – reliable, high end and well serviced flights to and from their holidays.

“This has been reflected in the initial feedback from customers – which has been very positive and exactly in line with expectations.”

Paul Argyle, head of Air Partner’s commercial jet division said: “Tour operating is a natural sector for Air Partner that plays to our skills and experience.

“We’ve won a number of new contracts and I am pleased more tour operators are deciding to leverage our independence, network and broking skills.

“We’ve put together a very good solution that provides Sunvil and GIC with reliability and value, while providing their customers with an enhanced holiday experience.”