National Express offers free travel for those affected by Greek wildfires - The Solihull Observer

National Express offers free travel for those affected by Greek wildfires

Solihull Editorial 25th Jul, 2023 Updated: 25th Jul, 2023   0

GREEK holiday-makers who are being repatriated to a different airport than they flew out from are being offered free coach travel.

National Express has announced it will transport people and their luggage, if they have it, back to their original airport or a different location of their choice within the UK.

As of Monday (July 24) rescue flights have been bringing holiday-makers home from Greek islands Corfu and Rhodes, which have been hit by wildfires amid a heatwave.

Jet2 and TUI have cancelled flights from Birmingham Airport to Rhodes and are operating repatriation flights to help some of the 10,000 Britons estimated to be stranded.

Managing director of National Express Coach, Chris Hardy, said: “We’ve all seen the horrifying experiences people have had in the Greek wildfires on the news. This is the least we can do to help them get back home.”




Anyone who has been repatriated and requires a free coach ticket should show proof of their original flight and airport and the boarding pass of the flight they have taken.

Chris added: “National Express is proud to step up in these national moments to help people get home.”


National Express also honours coach travel already booked for any date subject to availability if customers’ onward travel plans have been impacted in unforeseen circumstances.

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