Greece’s leading airline carrier Aegean has announced the addition of 11 new international destinations to its 2020 schedule from Greece.
According to the announcement, the airline will increase the number of available seats by 1.5 million, totalling 19.2 million seats in 2020.
The carrier will fly to 155 destinations with 65 aircraft in 2020, including the first six Airbus A320/321neo expected to be delivered in the first half of the year.
The 11 new routes to international destinations will operate from its bases in Athens and Thessaloniki, as well as from its new base on Corfu. It will also add three new routes to its network from Birmingham, Paphos, and Bilbao.
Moreover, the airline plans to increase capacity on 47 international routes by adding 1.1 million seats to its yearly activity, reaching a total of 11.4 million seats.
According to Aegean CEO Dimitris Geroyiannis, the airline’s schedule focuses on developing its Athens base and boosting activity to its bases in Thessaloniki and its new one on Corfu.
Thessaloniki includes routes from the northern Greek city to Barcelona, Brussels, Rome, Milan, Zurich, and Berlin, as well as a 25 percent increase in the number of available seats to international destinations.
The company is also adding a total of eight new destinations from Thessaloniki – six international and two domestic. Aegean’s plans for Thessaloniki also include the investment in a new 500m2 lounge to enhance the passenger experience.
Their new base on will launch its first Corfu – Paris scheduled flight service, as well as 12 charter flights, while Aegean’s main hub in Athens will offer more access to the country’s smaller islands. The carrier plans to add four new destinations from the Greek capital to Bilbao, Nuremberg, Paphos, and Birmingham.