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A Juneyao Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in Beijing. (Photo: N509FZ [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)])

Juneyao Air Expands in Europe with New Services to Iceland and Ireland

Just over a week after Juneyao Airlines announced its new service between Manchester and Shanghai, the airline is in the news once again this week after announcing additional routes to Europe. Beginning in March 2020, according to the airline's social media, new services from Shanghai to Dublin and Reykjavik will be opened. As with the newly-announced Manchester route, both services will operate through Helsinki in both directions on the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The new service to Iceland will be the…

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…

American Adds Europe Flights, Reduces Asia Routes

Dallas/Fort Worth-based American Airlines has made a large route announcement involving added European service and modified Asia service. For Europe, American will add routes from their Charlotte, Dallas - Fort Worth, Chicago’s O’Hare, Philadelphia, and Phoenix hubs. While adding more European routes, the carrier is also reducing its Asian service…

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…

Cyprus Airways Adds Six New Destinations

Charlie Airlines, an airline operating under the name “Cyprus Airways,” has announced six new destinations for its growing route network. The airline plans to connect the Greek capital of Athens and Larnaca, starting on March 29, 2018. The airline will be competing with Aegean Airlines, Blue Air, and Cobalt Air…

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…

Emirates Launches Athens Route to Both Fanfare and Protests

On Sunday, March 12,  Dubai-based Emirates launched its brand new route to Newark via Athens. The route, operated by a Boeing 777-300ER, marks the airline's 12th destination in the United States and 155th globally. The route, bearing the flight number EK 209, was announced back in January and launched on Sunday,…

Taking Flight Again After Eight Years: The Story of Olympic…

If you have flown to Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport during the past few years, you may have noticed two Olympic Airlines Airbus A340-300 aircraft sitting near the airline's former hangars parallel to runway 03R/21L. When the carrier ceased operations in 2009 after 52 years of operations, it had 43…

Emirates Announces 12th US Destination via Athens

On Monday, Dubai-based Emirates announced the first nonstop year round flight between the United States and Greece. The new flight will be Emirates’ second “Fifth Freedom” flight to the US. The Greek Government initially showed its interest to Emirates for a nonstop flight from Greece to New York a few years…