EasyJet, Europe’s leading low-fares airline, will launch a new daily flight to Athens from Rome Fiumicino airport this autumn. The new route is part of easyJet’s support of the Greek tourism industry with a schedule of 21 flights from major European cities to Greece.

EasyJet will offer daily flights from Athens to Rome, increasing the destinations served from Athens International Airport to seven. The airline expects to carry 550,000 passengers to Greece this year, an 18% increase from last year’s figures.

Since last summer, easyJet has extended its operations in Greece by adding six new flights from across Europe, which joined existing routes to 21 destinations from Athens, Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Rhodes, Corfu, Santorini and Mykonos. EasyJet operates on a year-round basis to Athens and Thessaloniki and runs summer-only flights to the top Greek tourist destinations.