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Greece’s Sky Express Launches International Flights

Sky Express, previously an all-domestic Greek carrier has launched its first flights into the international market. The airline recently started flying to Larnaca, Cyprus from its main hub in Athens, with the first scheduled commercial flight touching down on Monday, Feb. 22, according to the airline. Prior to the international launch, the carrier flew to 33 domestic destinations within Greece's mainland and islands. Flights are currently less than daily, but as of March 1, flights will become twice daily. The…

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…

Juneyao Air Expands in Europe with New Services to Iceland…

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…

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,…