Aegean Airlines, a member of Star Alliance, is Greece’s largest airline providing at its inception in 1999 until today, full service, premium quality short and medium haul services.
On 23rd October 2013 AEGEAN acquired Olympic Air; as a result passengers now have increased flight frequencies and connections as well as improved accessibility to Greece’s islands, including some of the more remote, both for visitors and Greeks alike.Total traffic of both companies reached 10,1m passengers in 2014.
AEGEAN invests on strengthening its international presence and on supporting the Greek tourism both in Athens and in regional airports. The company´s summer 2015 timetable includes a network of 134 destinations, 100 international in 42 countries and 34 domestic, with 15,400,000 available seats, i.e. 2,4 million more seats than in 2014. The flights will be performed with one of the youngest fleets in Europe, comprising 57 aircraft, after AEGEAN´s recent investment in new additional Airbus A320ceos. The flight increase will be more intensive in 2015 from the main base of Athens, but shall also cover activities from other 8 bases of the company ( Heraklion, Rhodes, Corfu, Chania, Kos, Kalamata, Thessaloniki & Larnaca). From the Larnaca base the company will operate with 4 Airbus A320 aircraft, while the number of destinations connected directly with Cyprus will increase to 14. As regards direct connections with Greece and 8 other countries, total yearly capacity will exceed 1.5 million available seats. AEGEAN has been honored with the Skytrax World Airline award, as the best European regional airline for 2014. It is the fifth time that the company has received this distinction, the previous being in 2009, 2011, 2012 and in 2013.