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Aegean Airlines is Greece’s largest airline carrier by fleet size, number of destinations and passengers carried. It is also part of the Star Alliance, the world biggest airline carrier alliance, begging with June 2010. Aegean Airlines currently has a list of 82 destinations, both domestic and international, including the 15 destinations supplied by the subsidiary Olympic Air.

Aegean Airline has a total fleet of 49 ships (including subsidiaries) and employs over 1,500 people. The main hubs of the business is Athens International Airport with additional hubs at Thessaloniki International Airport and the future operating hub at Larnaca International Airport starting in March 2015. The majority of the Aegean Airlines groups is owned by TheodorosVassilakis (34.17%), other large shareholders being Alnesco Enterprises Company Ltd with 9.48%, Siana Enterprises Company Ltd with 9.48% as well and KonstantakopoulosAchilleas with 6.39%.


Aegean Airlines was founded in 1987 as Aegean Aviation which was solely a VIP charter operation and air ambulance services. It operated like this until May 1999 when it moved to passenger services and was given the name it holds nowadays. Over the years Aegean Airlines entered in different co-ops with airlines like Cronus Airlines, Lufthansa, TAP Portugal and many others.

One of the big steps in the life of Aegean Airlines was the merger with Olympic air which was delayed by the European commission from 2010 until the end of 2013 based on concerns that this new company will have monopoly of over 90% on the flights from Athens. It was approved in late 2013 and motivated that due to crisis Olympic Air would go out of business anyway, leaving Aegean the only carrier.


Nowadays Aegean Airlines has a fleet composed only out of Airbus carriers, however until it got here it went through two strategic changes. The first one was to dump all turboprop planes and second was to place a large order of Airbus planes. The current fleet is made out of 35 planes, 28 of which are Airbus A320-200, 6 Airbus A321-200 and one Airbus A319-100. The company is still awaiting the completion of 9 more aircrafts.


Aegean Airlines has been the winner of countless awards and industry recognition. Not counting smaller awards and local airport awards, Aegean has won two major awards in multiple years:

·         ERA Airline of the Year Award: Bronze (2000/2001), Silver (2005/2006, 2006/2007), Gold (2004/2005, 2008/2009)

·         Skytrax Best Regional Airline in Europe – 2009 and consecutively from 2011 to 2014.

Routes and destinations

Aegean airlines is active in 82 destinations in Europe, Africa and Asia out of which 20 are domestic. As of 2014 the list is due to increase to 134 destinations over 42 countries, the domestic destination list increasing to 32. Besides these individual flights Aegean has entered several codeshare agreements with various other carriers. Aegean Airlines also caters to chartered flights, especially in the summer season by associating itself with tourist operators, only for touristic areas in Greece. 

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