Aegean Airlines on Thursday announced the expansion of its service to the Middle East with the addition of two new routes to its flight network.
On July 20 and July 22, the airline launched new routes to Riyadh and Teheran, respectively. AEGEAN is the first Greek carrier to connect the Iranian capital with Athens.
The flights from Athens to Riyadh take place every Monday and Thursday with a scheduled departure at 23:30 (local time) and arrival at Riyadh the next day at 02:05 (local time). Flights from Riyadh are scheduled to depart every Tuesday and Friday at 03:45 (local time) arriving in Athens at 07:25 (local time).
The flights from Athens to Teheran take place every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday with a scheduled departure at 20:15 (local time) arriving at Teheran the next day at 01:10 (local time). Flights from Teheran are scheduled to depart every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 02:00 (local time) arriving in Athens at 04:30 (local time).
The new routes will be operated with Airbus A320 aircraft.
According to AEGEAN, the new flights increase available choices for Greek passengers and offer easy access to a wide variety of popular European destinations through Athens for travelers from Iran and Riyadh.
With these additional routes, Aegean completes the cycle of new destinations added in 2015, reaching 17 new destinations served. Aegean has a network of 134 destinations in 45 countries.
“Assuming the Greek economy will stabilize, our goal is to further expand our network in 2016 as well”, Dimitris Gerogiannis, AEGEAN’s CEO, said in an announcement.