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An Aegean Airlines A320 and SKY Express ATR propeller jet at Athens International Airport. (Photo: Konstantinos Chatzigeorgiadis | @athspotter)

Greek Airlines Embrace New Jets and Domestic Competition

Following a blockbuster year of aircraft deliveries in 2019, 2020 was positioned to be a record-shattering year for Airbus. As with most other aviation-related businesses, the year has not gone as projected. The aircraft manufacturer has delivered 341 jets as of Nov. 15, down 40% from the same period last year. Despite a severe downturn in deliveries, one European country will see 10% growth in its commercial aircraft fleet by the end of 2020 thanks to the addition of new…

Israeli Parliament Passes Bill to Save El Al from $400…

Customers have taken up a class action lawsuit against El Al Israel Airlines at the Central District Court over its actions to refund customers whose flights have been canceled due to pandemic-related restrictions, the airline announced in a statement to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange on 12 July. Israel’s flag carrier airline…

Aegean Airlines Turns 21 as it Restores International Flying

For many, the 21st birthday is an exciting milestone, a celebration of the past, present and future. In Athens, Greece, Aegean Airlines recently celebrated its 21st birthday on May 28 as the carrier works to weather the worst crisis in the history of aviation. Since the sale of Olympic Airlines…

Getting Creative: Aegean Airlines Converts Fleet to Cargo Aircraft

As airlines deal with a sharp decline in air travel demand and closed borders, they are becoming creative in finding new ways to keep their aircraft flying. On March 26, Aegean Airlines temporarily suspended its international network until April 30 in an effort to preserve the sustainability of its operations.…

Aegean Airlines Takes Off into ‘Neo’ Era with Livery, Onboard…

Aegean Airlines made headlines in 2018 when it announced the largest private investment ever by a Greek company with Airbus to renew and grow its fleet. After celebrating 20 years of operations in 2019 and ending the year with record-breaking passenger figures, Aegean Airlines took delivery of three brand new…

Trip Report: Flying Business Class on Europe’s Best Regional Airline

In mid-June, Aegean Airlines was once again named Europe's Best Regional Airline for the ninth consecutive year by Skytrax World Airline Awards. Commonly referred to as the “Oscars of the aviation industry,” Skytrax has come under scrutiny on multiple occasions for the various awards it has handed out, including the…

Conversation with the CEO: An In-Depth Look at Aegean Airlines

Greece welcomed 30.1 million tourists in 2017 and the number is expected to skyrocket by over 10 percent in 2018. With packed summer flights and light winter loads, the aviation sector has been very difficult to navigate for the various airlines that have attempted to succeed in this highly seasonal…

Aegean Airlines Prepares $5 Billion Deal With Airbus to Renew…

Following almost two years of deliberation, Aegean Airlines has chosen Airbus to help renew its fleet. Greece’s largest carrier has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Airbus to purchase 30 A320neo family aircraft with options for 12 more. The airline made history when it made its announcement as this…

Photo Gallery: Behind-the-Scenes at Athens International Airport

Earlier this year, we created a behind-the-scenes article featuring Dubai International Airport, one of the world’s busiest airports for passengers and cargo. In August, AirlineGeeks visited Athens to tour Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport, Greece’s largest and busiest airport. History of Athens International Airport Located east of the center of Greece’s…

Aegean Sees Strong Figures as Summer Season Begins

Compared with last year’s April-May data, Aegean Airlines grew passenger numbers on both domestic and foreign flights by 8 percent. The airline is starting off the busy summer season on a strong note after passenger numbers also growing by 5 percent in the first quarter of 2017. Greece’s Aegean Airlines…