Next comes the flight details for France. For the first time in my memory, there will be non-stop scheduled flights from Paris to Kos. On the other hand, Smartwings are not offering any flights to Rhodes from France. Whether this is their final position for the year, I don;t know, it may reflect poor profitability in 2019, or a shortage of aircraft caused by the Boeing 737MAX debacle.
Here’s the first of the 2020 summer flight summary tables – this one covers flights from the UK. A couple of warnings: TUI has not yet had approval for the flight time slots they are advertising for 2020, so some times will probably change, and as usual some of their flights will be outsourced to other airlines – so far I only know of one that affects Rhodes or Kos, but with there being very little chance of all their Boeing 737MAX planes being operational in time for summer, there are bound to be more.
UPDATE: Aer Lingus has now placed scheduled flights from Dublin to Rhodes on sale! Flight table updated.
Don’t forget, too, that connecting via Athens or Thessaloniki using Aegean Airlines and their subsidiary Olympic Air adds a lot more flexibility. Whatever airline you use for your outward trip, they all sell one-way tickets and you could return with a different airline (or even to/from a different airport) if this suits you.
So here we go: