Due to the economic problems facing Greece right now Swiss airline pilots are taking precautionary measures and carrying cash with them on flights to Greece. The Swiss airline of Edelweiss has given instructions to its pilots to carry cash with them in a cash box, and some are carrying as much as €10,000. This money is to be used for landing and handling fees as well as kerosene fees. "The people are very helpful, the service perfect - despite the difficult situation," said Martin Gautschi, a pilot with Edelweiss.
The airline flies to the Greek Islands of Kos, Mykonos, Crete, and Santorini and is a subsidiary of Lufthansa. Paying for transactions has become increasingly difficult due to the country’s economic crisis so cash is the preferred method.
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