Congratulations to Greece’s leading airline carrier AEGEAN, who is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month with pride and a renewed commitment to passengers.
Greece’s largest airline both in terms of passengers transported and fleet size was founded in 1999 by late self-made entrepreneur Theodoros Vassilakis, from Crete.
Since June 2010, AEGEAN operates scheduled and charter services from Athens and Thessaloniki to other major Greek and international destinations operating out of Athens International Airport, Thessaloniki Airport, and Larnaca International Airport in Cyprus. In 2013, the airline acquired Olympic Air, which continues to operate as its own brand.
AEGEAN has repeatedly been awarded for its top-notch services and listed among the most successful and punctual airlines in Europe.
In 2018, for the eighth consecutive year and the 10 time in the last 10 years, it was named “Best Regional Airline in Europe” by Skytrax World Airline Awards and ranked 5th among the world’s top 20 airlines (apart from the US) by Conde Nast Traveler.
In 2018, AEGEAN and Olympic handled 14 million passengers, a 6 percent increase against 2017, with its international flight activity up by 7 percent to 7.8 million travelers and its domestic network stronger by 4 percent to 6.1 million flyers.
Looking ahead, AEGEAN plans to increase its international network capacity by 700,000 seats against the previous year to a total of 10.3 million international seats and 17.7 million overall, including its domestic network.