Aegean Airlines returned to Birmingham Airport (BHX) today with twice-weekly Athens flights.
Services on its A320 aircraft to and from the Greek capital will run on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Tom Screen, aviation director for BHX, said after watching today’s 1035 Athens departure take off: “We are very pleased to welcome back Aegean after a five-year absence.
“Whether customers want to enjoy historic Athens or travel onwards to the popular Greek islands, we are in no doubt that these Aegean services will be well subscribed.
“For customers travelling from Greece, Birmingham, at the heart of the growing West Midlands region, has strong appeal for those travelling on business or leisure.”
Aegean will be the seventh Star Alliance carrier at BHX.