Fledgling Aegean Airlines will add eight new international destinations and increase frequency between many top destinations and and the Greek capital.
Aegean will add 700,000 seats, primarily increasing traffic during the slower winter months.
Aegean will also be increasing service between Athens and:
It’s a good time for the Greek airline. With no state-run competition from Olympic and an improving economy, Aegean is profitable. Revenue and load factors are also up. The route additions will mean Aegean offers 10.3 million seats in the international network and 17.7 million total seats, which are quite impressive for a regional airline.
Aegean CEO Dimitris Gerogiannis said:
We consistently create new destination options for our passengers, along with the offer of new services. We consistently and constantly respond to the significant new investments of tourism entrepreneurs who offer new upgraded hotel units, trying also from our side to contribute to the extension of the tourism period. This effort will allow us to exploit our own investments in aircrafts and technology. The coordinated contribution and investment from industry stakeholders together with the right State policies that would promote sector competitiveness can lead to the further development of Greece’s Tourism product.
Note the undertone: Aegean thrives due to its lack of competition. In some sense, that really sells Aegean short.
I’ve always enjoyed flying Aegean and look forward to flying this boutique airline against this year.
Will you fly of Aegean’s new routes?