Translated from a March 28, 2014 SkyGreece press release.
SkyGreece Airlines SA the new Greek Transatlantic Airline, created by the Greek diaspora in Canada and the U.S. , has acquired all the necessary permits from the Civil Aviation Authority, and the Ministry of Transport of Greece .
Following the test flight that took place last week, with members of the CAA, the company fulfilled all of the procedures required by the legislation, and is ready for worldwide operation. The airline has provided all of the required documents in the U.S. and Canada pursuant to acquiring the licenses required to start scheduled services from Athens to New York, Toronto and Montreal. Until those approvals are granted, the airline will fly Charter services.
SkyGreece Airlines SA has been staffed with experienced people in the aviation community and aspires to unite with the Greek community abroad. SkyGreece maintains offices in Athens, Attica Markopoulos, Montreal, Toronto and will be opening soon in New York.
The first aircraft SkyGreece Airlines SA is a 274 seat Boeing 767-300 ER SX-BPN an ex-Martinair ship, named TAXIARCHIS. The aircraft will fly with its distinctive Greek flag on the tail and Greek hospitality on board, and is expected to enter transatlantic service in the near future. Plans are already underway for the acquisition of a second aircraft .
SkyGreece Airlines SA wishes to thank both the Diaspora , and the Greek State for the unwavering support and cooperation.