Aegean Airlines is a Greek airline company that operates flights in the Mediterranean basin. Founded in 1987 under the name of Aegean Aviation, this airline operated its first flight in 1992. It specializes, naturally, on flights to and from Greece, the Cyclades, and Crete.
- IATA code: A3
- Number of serviced cities: approximately 25
- Main hub: Athens International Airport (ATH)
- Alliance: Star Alliance
- Fleet: 30 aircraft
- Loyalty rewards program: Miles & Bonus, Miles & More
History of Aegean Airlines
Aegean Airlines was the first private airline to operate in Greece. The first flights operated from Athens to Heraklion and Thessaloniki. The next destinations were Rhodes and Chania. Adding destinations one by one, this small Greek airline has grown to service around 25 cities. The company bought Air Greece and with the acquisition of seven more aircraft, the fleet grew as well as the number of services flights per day.
In 2001, Aegean joined forces with Cronus Airlines which led them to include in their route network seven international destinations. This same year the business class was added to Aegean aircraft, creating a more elite and selective flying class. Today Aegean has signed several code-share agreements, notably with Brussels Airlines and bmi, a subsidiary of Lufthansa. The company has also received an ISO 14001 certification for environmental protection.
Travel with Aegean Airlines: practical information
- Meals: During the flight small snacks, sandwiches, meals, coffee and drinks are served, depending on the destination.
- Entertainment: Onboard the new Airbus A320, there are individual entertainment systems. On flights departing/arriving to London, Paris, Brussels and Barcelona, the entertainment systems are programmed with 6 music channels and a good selection of newly released films.
- Cabin: 1 piece of hand-luggage that does not exceed 8kg in weight and 55cm x 40cm x 20cm in size.
- Checked: 20kg limit on all domestic and international flights. Infants less than 2 years old are allowed one bag weighing 10kg or less.
- Excess: On domestic flights, overweight bags are subject to a fine of 2€ per kilo. On international flights, the fee for each additional kilo is 1.5% of the cargo released by IATA.
Discounts and Special Offers
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