Greek carrier Aegean Airlines recorded passenger traffic of 3.2 million on international flights during the nine-month period of 2013, a 15 percent increase compared to the corresponding period in 2012.
Greece is getting ready to attend the World Travel Market (WTM) 2013, the leading global event for the travel industry, that will open its doors on Monday 4 November at ExCeL, London exhibition center.
Greek carrier Aegean Airlines signed a definitive agreement with Marfin Investment Group to acquire Olympic Air on 23 October. The transfer of 100 percent of Olympic Air shares was completed the same day.
Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air recently presented their plans that will follow the merge of the two companies, during a meeting with 32 representatives from 15 Greek remote islands that has air routes covered by Olympic Air.
The upcoming merger of Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air is expected to create a strong national carrier that will contribute to the growth of Greek tourism, according to the president of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), Andreas Andreadis.
Aegean Airlines recorded a 23 percent increase on its international flights during the May-June 2013 period, the first two months of the main tourist season, compared with the same period the year before.
Travelport recently announced that European low cost carriers, Jet2.com and Norwegian, are the latest participants in the aggregated shopping component of its recently launched Travelport Merchandising Platform.