Q: We're going to be in London this summer and would like to make a side trip to Mykonos. I'm trying to figure out which airlines fly nonstop from London to the island and how much fares would be, but it's not particularly easy to do. Can you help? Also, if there an official Mykonos tourist site?
A: As far as I can make out, British Airways (
www.ba.com) flies this route nonstop from London's Gatwick Airport only, with fares as low as $130 each way, but many dates are completely sold out for travel in July and August, and only the higher fares are available on days when there are seats. Also a possibility is Astraeus (
www.flystar.com), which I believe offers nonstop charter flights from Gatwick, and charter operator XL Airways (
www.xl.com), also from Gatwick. As a side note, other airlines flying nonstop from European cities to Mykonos are TUI, Condor, and Transavia, among others. You can find route maps for these and dozens of other airlines on the
Airfarewatchdog.com route maps page. Visit the island's Web site at
http://www.mykonos.gr/DefaultEn.asp and you'll find some reviews of Mykonos on