The Hellenic Imperial Airways company carried out its first flight to New York on Friday. The Boeing 747 aircraft arrived at Kennedy airport at 9:20 at night (local time), 10 minutes earlier than its scheduled time.
After Olympic's flight had stopped about two years ago, the Greek flag has been hoisted at the entrance to the international Kennedy airport again as of Friday.
Hellenic Imperial Airways general director Costas Mavrikis, speaking to the ANA-MPA, said "we want to cover the vacuum that had been created," adding that "we are starting with four flights a week and, according to demand, our aim is to establish a daily Athens-New York flight and vice-versa."
Foreign Exchange rates - Monday
Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank:
U.S. dollar 1.443
Pound sterling 0.901
Danish kroner 7.570
Swedish kroner 9.317
Japanese yen 115.77
Swiss franc 1.208
Norwegian kroner 7.899
Canadian dollar 1.417
Australian dollar 1.367