Aegean Airlines operates with a fleet of 38 aircraft ( August 2009). The majority are of the type Airbus (21). The rest of the fleet consists of 4 Boeing and 6 BAE AVRO RJ 100.
Founded in 1987, Aegean Aviation at first took on regional flights with smaller jets. The company was soon able to establish a strong position on the market and began operating international flights alongside its regional operations.
The airline was given its current name in 1999. in December of that year, it merged with Air Greece. Two years later, in 2001, a second merger took place with Cronus Airlines.
Since November 2005 Aegean Airlines has been a Lufthansa partner. A partnership with TAP Portugal became concrete in March 2006 and in the spring of 2009, the airline announced that it was to join the Star Alliance.
From Athens and Salonika, Aegean Airlines serves domestic and European destinations. National destinations include Heraklion, Rhodes, Corfu, Alexandroupolis and Samos, international airports flown to are for example Basel-Mulhouse (EuroAirPort), Rome, Milan, Munich, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf and Stuttgart. In its role as Code-share partner, Aegean serves Venice, Palermo, Genoa, Turin, Trieste and Naples together with the Italian airline Air One, with the Lufthansa it flies via Frankfurt and Munich to Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin, Hanover, Hamburg, and with TAP Portugal it operates flights to Lisbon.