Going Places With AEGEAN, the airline that knows Greece best

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1 Jun 2024 by BusinessTraveller
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Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2024, Star Alliance member AEGEAN is Greece’s largest carrier, serving 180 destinations in 49 countries

Launched in 1999 with only two aircraft, Star Alliance member AEGEAN has grown to become Greece’s flag carrier. In 2023, the airline carried 15.5 million passengers alongside subsidiary Olympic Air, and serves a network of 180 destinations in 49 countries, with 307 direct scheduled and charter routes from 10 bases in Greece and abroad. 

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Network

AEGEAN operates an extensive network, with 69 direct flights per week in the summer and winter period from five UK cities (London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Bristol) to Athens. In March 2024, the carrier secured another slot at Heathrow airport to add its fourth daily flight connecting Athens with the UK’s international hub.

Its summer schedule will be served by the airline’s fleet of 76 aircraft, including the new Airbus A320 and A321neo.

The carrier has also shored up its commitment to more long range travel from 2026-2027 with an order for four A321neo LR aircraft. The long-range version of the aircraft will be able to support flights of up to 7.5 hours from Athens.

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Sustainability

Since 2018, AEGEAN has been undergoing a fleet renewal programme in line with the airline’s sustainability goals to achieve a steady reduction in CO2 emissions while expanding operations.

Last year AEGEAN received 10 new aircraft from the A320neo family, which deliver a 16 per cent reduction in fuel consumption per flight, and 19-23 per cent lower CO2 emissions per passenger seat compared to previous generation Airbus aircraft. In addition to contributing to a reduction of CO2 and NOx emissions per flight and per passenger, the new aircraft are quieter, thereby also reducing noise pollution. 

AEGEAN also recently expanded its sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) programme into Heathrow, Oslo and Stockholm and aims to roll out this green initiative across its network wherever SAF becomes available.

To further demonstrate its commitment to the planet, AEGEAN is renovating the recently obtained new hangar facilities at Athens airport by featuring 35,000 sqm of photovoltaic panels to meet the energy needs of the facility. One of the first hangars in Europe to be powered by solar energy. 

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Lounges, dining and Wi-Fi

AEGEAN’s Lounges in Athens (Extra Schengen and Intra Schengen), Thessaloniki and Larnaca offer contemporary design and a warm Greek reception prior to boarding. The design of the lounges is inspired by the simple, elegant architecture of Greece and incorporates the airline’s brand colours: Aegean blue, silver blue and white. Expect curved, soft edges and warm, inviting spaces that incorporate marble, terrazzo, glass, and wood, as well as the opportunity to sample artisan food and wines from local producers.

Inflight dining is also a premium experience. With menus crafted by three Greek executive chefs and a trio of mouthwatering mains on offer, passengers can customise their dining experience from the moment of booking up until 24 hours before take off.

Passengers travelling with a Miles+Bonus membership or on a business class ticket can also stay connected during their flight for free. The airline additionally offers two Wi-Fi paid bundles for those travelling in economy class: Text & Surf (6) and Stream (12).

Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure to Greece, fly AEGEAN for a more sustainable journey and some authentic Greek hospitality.

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