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Aegean Airlines, during the Easter week, will have a nice festive atmosphere on their flights.
During Easter week (from Good Monday through Good Friday) on all Aegean flights (domestic, international or charter) the will be special Lenten menus for all classes (economy or business). Also in all flights there will be Classical music in accordance with the atmosphere of the Easter week.
For 12th season, Aegean, on all Corfu flights starting from Good Tuesday through Good Saturday will be giving little traditional clay jugs to its customers as the old customs of Corfu “Botidon” require, to be broken on Good Saturday morning on the main town square!
Especially for the young passengers, up to 12 years old, Aegean will offer from Good Wednesday through Easter Sunday, little lovely chocolate bunnies. (more…)
It is with great pleasure that Hermes Airports and AEGEAN AIR announce the launch of new flights from Larnaka to London and Paris. AEGEAN has upgraded its presence in Cyprus to coincide with the start of the summer program, turning Larnaka International Airport into a base for three of its Airbus A320s.
Since 27 March 2011, AEGEAN AIR has been connecting Larnaka to London Heathrow Airport (Terminal 4) with one daily flight. The aircraft departs from Larnaka International Airport at 8:15 am and returns from London Heathrow Airport (Terminal 4) at 12:15 (local time).
Additionally, from 09 June 2011, AEGEAN AIR will launch direct flights from Larnaka to Paris, one of the largest cultural and business centers of Europe. Flights to Paris will run 3 times a week, every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The aircraft will depart from Larnaka at 15:45 and return from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris (Terminal 1) at 20:15. The flights will be operated with a brand new AIRBUS A320 with 168 seats, a cabin designed to cater for Economy and Business Class passengers, with an in-flight entertainment system including movies and a choice of music through 6 channels. (more…)
The 1st International recognition came for the new Olympic Air few days ago (Thursday 23/09/2010). The Greek airline won the ERA (European Regions Airline Association) silver award as the best regional airline for year 2010/11.
According to the ERA press release, Olympic Air was commended for having been re-launched by a passionate management team, led by ERA President Antonis Simigdalas, against a backdrop of a troubled past and an extreme economic crisis in Greece. Within two months of starting operations, the airline was operating 190 daily flights. It has also brought its major competitor, Aegean Airlines, to the negotiation table to agree a merger, currently awaiting approval. (more…)
The US Department of Justice has approved the merger of two of the biggest American airlines. Continental and United Airlines together will create the world’s largest airline (a value of 3 billion dollars)!
United Airlines based in Chicago founder of Star Alliance operating about 3,400 daily flights to 230 destinations (mainly within U.S. and the Pacific), has approximately 46,000 staff. Continental based in Houston has a schedule of 2,700 daily routes to 230 destinations (the majority in Northern Eastern U.S., Europe & South America) with a staff of about 40,000 members. It is estimated that the two companies transfer annually more or less 144 million passengers.
In order to get permission the two airlines have agreed to leave the slots for 18 daily flights from New York’s Newark airport. These will be given to low-cost carrier Southwest.
The last stage of this merging is for the shareholders to approve this, on their meeting in mid September. It’s believed that the whole process shall be over by October, 1st 2010. The new largest airline in the world will trade under the name United and will be using the Continental airlines logo.