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June-July 2014: Aegean Registers Growth In Int’l Passenger Traffic At Greek Airports

Aegean Airlines has registered significant growth in international passenger traffic at the Greek airports of Thessaloniki, Chania, Heraklio and Rhodes during the two summer months of June and July.

Greek Carrier “Ellin Air” To Take Off In Late 2013

The new Greek carrier Ellin Air that will launch direct flights to Russia, is expected to begin initial operations between December 2013 and January 2014.
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Olympic Air Offers Promotional Fares On Domestic Network

Greek carrier Οlympic Air is offering special promotional fares for one-way trips within its domestic network from/to Athens.
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Aegean Returns To Profitability Due To Positive International Network Performance

Aegean Airlines' revenue for the first half of 2013 reached 278.6 million euros, 22 percent higher compared to the same period last year.
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Olympic Air On Upcoming Flight Cuts To Thessaloniki, Iraklio and Rhodes

Greek carrier Olympic Air issued an official statement in regards to its recent decision to halt flights from Athens to Thessaloniki and Iraklio, Crete, as of 13 October 2013, and to Rhodes as of 30 September.
Olympic Air announced last month that together with Aegean Airlines it would appeal against the decision of the European Competition Commission that blocked their plans to merge.
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Olympic Air To Cut Flights From Athens To Three Greek Cities

Greek carrier Olympic Air announced on 22 July that it would stop its flights from Athens to Thessaloniki and Iraklio, Crete, as of 13 October 2013.
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Aegean Airlines Announces New Routes To Istanbul, Cairo

Greek carrier Aegean Airlines has announced the launch of two new routes that will link Heraklion, Crete, to Istanbul and Athens to Cairo.

EU Agrees to Olympic Airlines’ Privatization

The European Union last month gave its consent to Greece's plan to privatize the Greek carrier Olympic Airlines next year, but said the airline must pay back 850 million euros in illegal state aid it received between 2005-2007.

Aegean Picks Up Yet Another Quality Award

The European Regions Airline Association last month presented Greece's Aegean Airlines the Silver Award Airline of the Year 2004/5. Aegean Airlines' general manager, Dimitris Gerogiannis, accepted the award during a prestigious ceremony held in conjunction with the...

Aegean Adds Two Additional Aircraft To Its Fleet

Aegean Airlines, considered Greece's most prominent domestic carrier, last month announced it was about to add two more four-engine Avro RJ 100 turbo-prop passenger aircraft to its fleet.