Aegean has reported a pre-tax loss of €297 million for financial 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic took a toll on the aviation sector. The Greek airline is, however, expecting a change of fortune in 2021.
The new attendants will bear a special insignia and will assist passengers to follow all safety measures while boarding, in flight and during disembarkation.
Aegean has seen revenue slump 88 per cent in the second quarter, highlighting the stark impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the aviation sector.
Following a gradual easing of travel restrictions by the Greek government on international flights, Aegean will be restarting direct flights to a number of European destinations.
Aegean has become the latest airline to announce a gradual return to flying, with the carrier enhancing connectivity on its domestic network from May 18th. The airline will gradually increase capacity to Heraklion, Chania, Thessaloniki and Alexandroupolis.
Travel restrictions imposed by Greece, the EU and other states, as well as the newly adapted measures for the restriction of unnecessary movements in the country, have made operations impossible, Aegean said.
Aegean set a new traffic record in 2019, nearly reaching the 15 million passenger threshold. The carrier recorded a seven per cent increase in total passenger traffic last year, a significant achievement marking 20 years of operation.
In a brief statement, the Greek carrier confirmed: “Aegean has participated in the non-binding indicative offer stage of privatisation of Croatia Airlines, which does not include any commitments from the company.”
Aegean and Olympic Air have reported ten per cent growth in passenger traffic in November, welcoming 969,000 passengers on board their flights.
Aegean has announced consolidated revenue stood at €939 million for the first nine months of financial 2018, up five per cent on 2017.
Aegean has announced its first half results for 2018, with consolidated revenue at €456 million, one per cent higher compared to the respective period last year.
Aegean Airlines has firmed up an order for the purchase of 30 A320neo family aircraft at a ceremony in Athens, witnessed by Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras.