Milestones

2015
August

The number of the international routes reach 160, from 28 countries in 12 Greek airports (scheduled and charter flights)

2014
May

AEGEAN and Etihad Airways announce their partnership and celebrate the launch of AEGEAN's new direct flights to the UAE capital.

2014
March

AEGEAN presents its growth strategy for 2014. The plan calls for 13,000,000 seats on its flights to 87 international destinations in 32 countries and 33 domestic destinations from 8 Greek bases, the addition of 5 new Airbus aircraft to its fleet and the introduction of 17 new international destinations.

2014
March

AEGEAN announces its Student Support Programme "close to youth", enabling 500 students to travel to and from their home and study location free of charge.

2014
March

Based on voting, AEGEAN is awarded as "Regional Airline of the Year" for 2014 at the Air Transport News Awards.

2013
October

The buyout and transfer of 100% of Olympic Air shares to AEGEAN is completed after the final agreement between AEGEAN and Marfin Investment Group SA is signed. Once this formal part of the process is completed, Olympic Air becomes an AEGEAN subsidiary.

2013
October

The European Commission announces its decision to approve AEGEAN's buyout of Olympic Air.

2013
October

AEGEAN introduces two new ticket categories for its Economy class: GoLight and Flex.

2013
June

Aegean is awarded for the third consecutive year and for the fourth time in total, as the best regional airline by the international awards SKYTRAX.

2010
June

Aegean Airlines joins Star Alliance network. Connecting Greece to the World. Improved Access to Greek Vacation Hotspots.

2010
February

The main shareholders of Aegean Airlines and Olympic Airlines agreed to the merger of their respective activities.

2010
January

Launch of program “Aegean – Supporting Children”. Aegean carries more than 10,000 students to visit the new Acropolis Museum.

2009
October

2 new Airbus aircraft, “Cleisthenes” and “Pheidias”, take the New Acropolis Museum and Greece on a journey around the world.

2008
September

Aegean Airlines receives ISO 14001 certification for environmental protection .

2008
January

Aegean increases the total number of Airbus Α320/Α321 orders to 27 from 25, by exercising its option for 2 additional A321 with delivery in 2009 (total order of 23 A320 and 4 A321).

2007
June

Aegean is listed on the Athens Stock Exchange.

2007
March

Delivery of the three first Airbus A320’s.

2005
December

Aegean Airlines becomes new Airbus customer, ordering 8 Airbus A320.

2005
November

Aegean becomes partner of Lufthansa. Due to the cooperation both airlines offer their passengers code-share flights, convenient transfer and many other benefits.

2004
May

New destination: Larnaca. Aegean Airlines starts scheduled flights to Cyprus.

2004
May

Aegean Airlines proceeds to fleet commonality. The fleet now consists exclusively of JET aircraft (13 Boeing 737 300/400 and 6 AVRO RJ100).

2003
October

Aegean Airlines launches e-ticket (paperless ticket), a new modern service that offers the opportunity of booking and issuing a ticket at the same time. Aegean is the first and only Greek airline to offer e-ticket.

2001
November

Aegean Airlines launches the Business Class service on all international flights as well.

2001
April

Aegean Airlines joins forces with Cronus Airlines. The network expands to 11 destinations in Greece and 7 international destinations..

2000
July

Two brand new AVRO RJ 100 are added to the fleet. Now, Aegean flies to 11 cities all over Greece with more than 80 daily flights. Enjoy your flight with one of our 6 AVRO RJ 100 and the 3 ATR 72 and relax in the comfort of our wide leather seats.

2000
May

Aegean continues to expand and flies to an 11th destination: Santorini.

1999
December

Aegean Airlines acquires Air Greece. The fleet now consists of 4 brand new RJ and 3 ATR 72. Flights to Mitilini are launched.

1999
October

A third AVRO RJ 100 is added to the fleet. Three new destinations are inaugurated: Alexandroupolis and Corfu.

1999
June

Aegean flies to 2 new destinations Rhodes and Chania.

1999
May

The first flights from Athens to Heraklion and Thessaloniki are performed by 2 new aircraft JET AVRO RJ 100 manufactured by BAE Systems (British Aerospace). Always committed in providing the highest standard of passenger services, our aircraft are powered by 4 silent engines that provide comfort and speed.

1999
March

Aegean Airlines is established.

1994
January

Aegean Aviation is united with Vassilakis Group of Companies. Investments in new owned Lear jet are made for chartered flights all over the world.

1992
January

Aegean Aviation becomes the first private airline with an air operator's certificate in Greece.