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Aegean Airlines

Aegean Airlines

Aegean Airlines is an is the flag carrier airline of Greece founded in 1987.

Aegean Airlines S.A. Aeroporía Aigaíou Anónimi Etairía pronounced is the flag carrier airline of Greece and the largest Greek airline by total number of passengers carried, by number of destinations served and by fleet size. A Star Alliance member since June 2010, it operates scheduled and charter services from Athens and Thessaloniki to other major Greek destinations as well as to a number of European and Middle Eastern destinations. Its main hubs are Athens International Airport in Athens, Macedonia International Airport in Thessaloniki and Larnaca International Airport in Cyprus. It also uses other Greek airports as bases, some of which are seasonal. It has its head office in Kifisia, a suburb of Athens.

On 21 October 2012, Aegean Airlines announced that it had struck a deal to acquire Olympic Air, and the buyout was approved by the European Commission a year later, on 9 October 2013.Both carriers continue to operate under separate brands. In addition, Aegean Airlines participated in the final stages of the tender for the privatization of Cyprus Airways, the national carrier of Cyprus. Following the bankruptcy of Cyprus Airways, Aegean Airlines established a hub at Larnaca Airport, thus initiating scheduled flights to and from the island to various destinations and filling the service gap created by the services termination of Cyprus Airways.

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October 9, 2013
Approved by the European Commission
October 21, 2012
Aegean Airlines announced that it had struck a deal to acquire Olympic Air,
June 30, 2010
Aegean joined the alliance.
May 26, 2009
Aegean Airlines' membership application was approved by the Chief Executive Board of Star Alliance.
2009
Aegean Airlines started codeshare agreements with BMI, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and TAP Air Portugal.
December 2008
Aegean Airlines announced its co-operation with Brussels Airlines.
March 2006
Aegean Airlines also entered into a co-operation agreement with TAP Air Portugal.
2005
airline has been in partnership with Lufthansa.
1999
Aegean acquired Air Greece.
1999
Aegean's first commercial flights were in May 1999 from Athens to Heraklion, Crete and Thessaloniki with 2 new wholly owned British Aerospace Avro RJ100.[

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