Aegean Airlines is member of the Star Alliance and the largest airline in Greece. The airline provides short and medium haul scheduled flights for passengers.
AEGEAN acquired Olympic Air in 2013 and has increased the frequency of flight connections as well as improving connections to the Greek islands. In 2014, the total traffic of both companies reached 10.1 million passengers with 11.6m exptected by 2015.
In 2015 the flightplan comprised 134 destinations with 15.1m available seats. For 2016 the company plans to operate to 149 destinations in 45 countries. The airline's fleet is amongst the youngest in Europe and consists of 58 aircraft, including the company's recently purchased Airbus A320ceos.
AEGEAN was awarded the Skytrax World Airline as best European regional airline in 2015, this being the 6th time it received the award (previous awards in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014).
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.