Aegean Airlines



Aegean Airlines has offered the first real alternative to long-established Olympic Airlines and is winning fans and repeat fliers.

  • Aegean airlines service is consistently reported as excellent.
  • Food is top-notch on Aegean and a snack is served even on short flights.
  • The Aegean fleet of planes is well-maintained with newer planes.
  • Prices are competitive.
  • The Aegean Airlines website offers WAP support.

Cons

  • Routes are still limited though expanding constantly.
  • Aegean Airlines is prey to widespread problems in Greek air travel, which is beyond their control.
  • The effect of the expected 2009 restructuring of rival Olympic Airlines is as yet unknown.

Description

  • Aegean Airlines' fleet of planes is new and caters to the space-hungry business traveler.
  • Even on very short flights, food and drink are plentiful and automatically served.
  • The European Regions Airlines (ERA) awarded it the Gold Award for "Airline of the Year 2004/05".

Guide Review - Aegean Airlines

Aegean Airlines has been determined to outperform its competition. While Aegean is still prey to some idiosyncracies of Greek airspace and route assignment, Aegean Airlines has attracted many repeat flyers who find the combination of competitive prices and superior service hard to resist.

New From Aegean - The Aegean Airlines Greek Airpass

In 2007, Aegean Airlines is offering an "Airpass" program which provides very good discounts on flights within Greece, with flights from Athens to the islands and other destinations starting at just 53 Euro.

In 2009, with the restructuring and rethinking of main competitor Olympic Airlines possibly turning into Pantheon Airlines underway, Aegean Airlines will be adapting to the changed operating environment in Greece, but observers expect the company to make the most of this opportunity and to become stronger and even more important to travel to, from, and within Greece.

Aegean Airlines added routes to and from London via Stansted, starting in May 2008. In 2009, they are adding service to several new cities in Europe, including Brussels, Berlin, Vienna, Barcelona and Venice. Their current schedule includes Athens, Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Chania, Rhodes, Kos, Samos, Mytilene (Lesvos), Chios, Alexandroupolis, Mykonos, Santorini, Kavala, Limnos, Corfu, Ioannina and Kefalonia (Cephalonia). International destinations include London, Paris, Munich, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, Berlin, Brussels, Barcelona, Rome, Milan, Venice, Larnaca (Cyprus), Paphos (Cyprus), Cairo, Sofia, Bucharest, and Tirana.

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