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.
AEGEAN reports 2011 passenger figures with international network traffic exceeding domestic for the first time in its history. More specifically, international network passengers rose by 15%, reaching 3.52 million out of total 6.5 million passengers carried in 2011.
Star Alliance members, Aegean Airlines and Scandinavian Airlines are today entering into a code-share agreement that offers Scandinavian travelers more and quicker transfer points across Europe. In addition, the code share will allow Aegean Airlines to offer Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm, as new destinations in its International Network.
Aegean Airlines made a net loss of €23.3 million in financial 2010 as the carrier was hit by the Greek debt crisis. The largest carrier in the country also saw revenue fall five per cent to €591 million.
At a ceremony held in Athens today, Aegean Airlines was accepted into the Star Alliance network as the 28th member.
The Frequent Flyer Program cooperation between the two carriers began June 30th, 2010.
Greece’s Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air have agreed to merge in an effort to reduce price competition in the domestic market and offer a more robust international challenge.