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Aegean Airlines Signs Partnership with Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines Vice President of Communications, Geert Sciot (left), referred to Lufthansa which in September 2008 bought 45 percent of the Belgian airline: "Once approved by the European Commission, Lufthansa will be able to buy Brussels Airlines as of 2011 and onwards." To the right are: Giovanni Matassa, commercial director of Aegean Airlines; John Platanias, sales manager of Brussels Airlines in Greece; and Dimitris Gerogiannis, CEO of Aegean Airlines.

Brussels Airlines Vice President of Communications, Geert Sciot (left), referred to Lufthansa which in September 2008 bought 45 percent of the Belgian airline: “Once approved by the European Commission, Lufthansa will be able to buy Brussels Airlines as of 2011 and onwards.” To the right are: Giovanni Matassa, commercial director of Aegean Airlines; John Platanias, sales manager of Brussels Airlines in Greece; and Dimitris Gerogiannis, CEO of Aegean Airlines.

Aegean Airlines recently signed a commercial cooperation agreement with Brussels Airlines that includes the operation of the route Brussels-Athens.

January 2009 will take off with the code share that will allow Aegean Airlines to promote Brussels as a new destination within its international network. This partnership agreement sees the commercialization of both airlines offer between Greece and Brussels.

Aegean Airlines will sell seats on the daily flight operated by Brussels Airlines between Athens and Brussels, while the partnership also allows Brussels Airlines to offer three new onward connections to Thessaloniki, Heraklio (Crete) and Rodos via a transfer to Athens.

“We are very happy with this new important partnership, which will allow us to extend our European network and reach the heart of Europe,” said Dimitris Gerogiannis, CEO of Aegean Airlines.

Aegean Airlines will also introduce a daily flight to Brussels as of summer 2009, along with the addition of flights to another four European destinations: Berlin, Barcelona, Vienna and Venice.

All flights will be performed exclusively with the new Airbus A320/321.

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Nikos is Greek-American born in New York, USA, and has lived in Greece for over 30 years. He is the managing editor of Greece's leading monthly travel and tourism guide, the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) since June 2008 and of news site GTP Headlines since its launch in September 2012. Nikos has also served as international press officer for the City of Athens and for the mayor. He has a degree in Mass Media and Communications, specializing in Journalism. Nikos is a native English speaker and speaks Greek fluently.

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