On Saturday 22 June 2019 once more in Skiathos airport history, the service between Thessaloniki and Skiathos started on seasonally (aircraft of the first service was registration SX-OBD).
Olympic Air flight 598/599 with 78 capacity Dash8 Q400 will operate the route four times a week.
The flight is operating by airplane based in Thessaloniki and is part of the network of Olympic Air to many Greek islands from Thessaloniki airport.
Last time Skiathos Island connected with Thessaloniki was in summer 2011. Eight years back the route was a kind of extension of regular Athens flight, with the airplane continues three times a week to Thessaloniki.
Full article of the first flight Skiathos-Thessaloniki on 4 July 2011 with more details (Greek language) can be found here.
Video of Ceremony for the first flight of Olympic Air, between Thessaloniki and Skiathos, on summer 2011 can be found on skiathoslandings.com YouTube channel here.
The seasonal service started by 4 July 2011 by Olympic Air (owned by MIG at that time).
Flight 868/869 was a kind of extension of regular Athens-Skiathos service. The flight was Athens-Skiathos-Thessaloniki and return.
Following is the Press Release by Olympic Air back in 2011
Olympic Air hereby announces the commencement of a new Thessaloniki – Skiathos – Thessaloniki route, starting on July 1st and ending on September 11th, 2011. The new service will be operated three times a week (Monday, Friday and Sunday).
Flight number OA868 departs every Friday and Sunday at 19:40 from Thessaloniki, arriving at Skiathos Airport at 20:30 and every Monday departs from Thessaloniki at 17:10 arriving at Skiathos at 17:50. Return flight OA869 departs every Friday and Sunday from Skiathos at 18:25, returning to Thessaloniki at 19:15 and every Monday departs from the island at 16:00 arriving at Thessaloniki at 16:45.
Olympic Air becomes the first airline to offer its passengers direct, regular scheduled flights between Thessaloniki and Skiathos. Olympic Air already connects Thessaloniki with other popular destinations: Heraklion, Chania, Mytilene and Rhodes.