Aegean Greece’s largest airline and a Star Alliance member, is to launch a new direct route from the UK to Larnaca, Cyprus and Heraklion, Crete.
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and codeshare partner Aegean Airlines, are celebrating five years of Etihad Airways’ non-stop services between Athens and Abu Dhabi, and the start of Aegean’s new direct flights to the UAE capital. Etihad Airways commenced operations to Athens in June 2009, and since then has carried almost 400,000 guests and nearly 3,700 tonnes of cargo on the route.
Reaching Athens will be even easier if you live or work in Birmingham, as Aegean Airlines has announced a new direct air connection between the UK city and the Greek capital, starting in early June. As part of ongoing route expansion, the Greek airline will operate the scheduled route twice a week on Tuesdays and Saturdays, starting on June 10th and September 13th and from September 20th to October 25th, Aegean will operate one weekly Saturday flight.
Etihad Airways has signed a codeshare agreement with Aegean Airlines, Greece’s largest commercial airline. The agreement will see Aegean Airlines commence a four times a week service between Athens and Abu Dhabi on March 30th 2014 with a 168-seat Airbus A320 aircraft.
Officials at the European Commission have approved the take over of Olympic Air by rival Aegean Airlines after a protracted dispute. The Commission originally rejected the proposal two years ago, citing concerns a merged airline would dominate the Greek market.
Aegean Airlines has announced it will begin flights to Athens from London Stansted Airport on July 11th. The route will operate three times per week and will connect easily with a through flight to the islands of Corfu, Kos and Rhodes.
Aegean Airlines will begin operating a direct service between Manchester Airport and Athens International this Saturday. Aegean will connect Manchester Airport to Athens International airport with bi-weekly flights, on Saturdays and Mondays.
Aegean Airlines has announced it will begin operating a direct service between Manchester and Athens on Saturdays and Mondays from May 25th 2013. The bi-weekly service will provide passengers with flexible and affordable direct access to Athens, as well as making it easy for passengers to continue their journey from Athens to any of the Greek islands.
From December Singapore Airlines customers will be able to fly to the Greek cities of Athens and Thessaloniki through a code-share agreement with Star Alliance partner Aegean Airlines. Under the agreement, SIA will add its ‘SQ’ code to Aegean-operated flights serving the Greek capital Athens from Frankfurt, London, Milan and Munich, as well as to flights serving Greece’s second-largest city Thessaloniki from Frankfurt and Munich.
Aegean Airlines has confirmed revenue for the first half of 2012 stood at €269.4 million, nine per cent lower than when compared to the same period last year. The airline carried 2.7 million passengers in the first half of 2012, registering an eight per cent decline in passenger traffic on 13 per cent less flights compared to last year.