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Peloponnese expects tourist boom with new Messinia flights

The Peloponnese region of Greece is expecting a successful tourist season in 2016 and a significant increase in tourist arrivals thanks to the launch of new flights to the Kalamata International Airport in Messinia.

Monenvassia in the Peloponnese, Greece.
Monenvassia in the Peloponnese, Greece. Image by Marmontel / CC BY 2.0

A 28% increase in air arrivals or an additional 25,000 visitors (compared with 2015) are expected this year. The luxury Costa Navarino resort has opened for the season with the introduction of a new family-oriented programme. From April, new air routes servicing the Kalamata airport will include British Airways flights from London, Vueling flights from Rome, and Aegean Airlines flights to a number of western European destinations.

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