Aegean Airlines, a member of Star Alliance, is Greece’s largest airline providing at its inception in 1999 until today, full service, premium quality short and medium haul services.
On 23rd October 2013 AEGEAN acquired Olympic Air; as a result passengers now have increased flight frequencies and connections as well as improved accessibility to Greece’s islands, including some of the more remote, both for visitors and Greeks alike. Total traffic of both companies reached 10,1m passengers in 2014. AEGEAN invests on strengthening its international presence and on supporting the Greek tourism both in Athens and in regional airports. The company´s summer 2015 timetable includes a network of 134 destinations, 100 international in 45 countries and 34 domestic, with 15,400,000 available seats, i.e. 2,4 million more seats than in 2014. The flights will be performed with one of the youngest fleets in Europe, comprising 58 aircraft, after AEGEAN´s recent investment in new additional Airbus A320ceos. The flight increase will be more intensive in 2015 from the main base of Athens, but shall also cover activities from other 8 bases of the company ( Heraklion, Rhodes, Corfu, Chania, Kos, Kalamata, Thessaloniki & Larnaca). AEGEAN has been honored with the Skytrax World Airline award, as the best European regional airline for 2015. It is the sixth time that the company has received this distinction, the previous being in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and in 2014.
Aegean Airlines has been strongly committed to supporting the development of Golf in Greece and has been successfully organizing, since 2006, the international golf tournament “Aegean Airlines Pro-Am”, which has established itself as one of the most important golf events both in Greece and abroad. Furthermore, Aegean Airlines, is officially named as the “Preferred Airline of the Confederation of Professional Golf”, the “Major Sponsor and Official Carrier” of the PGA of Greece and the “Official Air Carrier” of the Hellenic Golf Federation and the Cyprus Golf Federation respectively. In addition, the company favours air travel for all golfers by offering free of charge carriage of golf bag and equipment for every Golfer.