This winter, AEGEAN, a Star Alliance member, is adding more destinations and frequencies to its existing network. AEGEAN announces the operation of nine additional international flights from Athens, (compared to winter 2013), contributing thus significantly to the development of tourism and the extension of the tourist season.
In specific, AEGEAN will extend the flying period of 8 international summer-season flights to cover the winter period as well and resumes flights from Athens to Cairo, enhancing at the same time frequencies on existing routes. The 2014/15 winter timetable comes into effect on Sunday 26 October 2014 and applies until 28 March 2015.
Connections in Western Europe
Summer connections from Athens to Stockholm, Copenhagen, Manchester, Zurich and Marseille will be continued in the winter offering even more options and better connections to passengers.
Significant growth in the Middle East and North Africa
During the winter season, beginning October 26, AEGEAN will continue to operate flights to Abu Dhabi, Beirut, Amman, while the company will resume flights to Cairo after a three year hiatus.
Increase frequency of existing routes
The company enhances the frequency of routes from Athens to Barcelona, Berlin, Budapest, Düsseldorf, Geneva, Vienna, Prague, Warsaw, Rome and Tel Aviv.
Dimitris Gerogiannis, CEO of AEGEAN, stated: “It is time we realize that the main challenge and objective for all of us in the Tourism industry is how to extend the season. This requires concentrated efforts and investment in flights, charges, products and promotion. Aegean is strong enough to support this effort and will continue to do it. However we also need the airports, the state tourism policy and the overall tourism product to evolve in the same way”.
In the context of its ongoing development, AEGEAN increases the size of its fleet through the order of 7 new Airbus A320ceos, equipped with the new “Sharklets” on their wings, which will be delivered directly from the manufacturer. With the integration of the new aircraft, the company enhances its capabilities and one of its main competitive advantages, the low average age of the fleet. The deliveries of the seven new aircraft will begin in June 2015 and will be completed in early 2016.
AEGEAN, which currently operates 205 international routes, from its 8 Greek bases, is the largest ever Greek enterprise in the aviation sector. As the first Greek carrier with 13,000,000 available seats and 120 destinations – 87 abroad, in 32 different countries, and 33 in Greece – AEGEAN has set itself the target of placing Greece firmly back on the global aviation map.
Maintaining its excellent record of recognition as the Best Regional Airline in Europe, AEGEAN received an award from SKYTRAX in 2014 for the 4th year in a row. The World Airline Awards are the top awards in the global aviation industry and represent the highest accolade for an airline, depending entirely as they do on passenger votes.
Increased frequencies on existing routes:
- Athens- Barcelona from 3 to 4 weekly,
- Athens – Berlin from 3 to 5 weekly, additional frequencies in Christmas season
- Athens – Budapest from 2 to 3 weekly, additional frequencies in Christmas season
- Athens – Dusseldorf from 2 to 4 weekly
- Athens – Geneva from 3 to 4 weekly
- Athens – Vienna from 4 to 5 weekly, additional frequencies in Christmas season
- Athens – Tel Aviv from 5 to 6 weekly
- Athens – Prague from 3 to 5 weekly, additional frequencies in Christmas season
- Athens – Warsaw from 4 to 5 weekly
- Athens – Rome from 9 to 12 weekly
Source: Aegean Airlines.