Aegean Airlines to grow international network in 2019

posted on 26th February 2019 by Justin Burns
Aegean Airlines to grow international network in 2019

Greek carrier Aegean Airlines has added seven new destinations and invested in its international network for 2019 with 700,000 additional seats.

The airline said its flight schedule envisages increased capacity with additional frequencies and new routes with investment is directed on both network expansion and the extension of the tourism season.

In 2019, Aegean plans to increase the capacity of its international network to 10.3 million seats in the international network and 17.7 million seats in total, including the domestic network.

Increased capacity is offered throughout the year, with the growth stemming mainly from the increase during the winter months as well as at the beginning and at the end of the summer season in April, May and October.

In 2019, Aegean plans to launch new routes from Athens to Marrakech, Casablanca, Ibiza, Valencia, Sarajevo, Tunis, Skopje, and from Thessaloniki to Hannover.

The airline will also increase frequency and capacity to key Western European markets, from Athens to Munich, Düsseldorf, Berlin, Hamburg, Zurich, Vienna, Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon and Porto.

The increase in the capacity will also come from the initiation of several seasonal routes either earlier in the year or through increased frequencies to Luxembourg, Malta, Venice, Bologna, Naples, Catania and Malaga. In addition, increased capacity will also be offered to Balkans and Eastern Europe.

Aegean chief executive officer, Dimitris Gerogiannis said: “We consistently create new destination options for our passengers, along with the offer of new services.

“We consistently and constantly respond to the significant new investments of tourism entrepreneurs who offer new upgraded hotel units, trying also from our side to contribute to the extension of the tourism period.

“This effort will allow us to exploit our own investments in aircrafts and technology. The coordinated contribution and investment from industry stakeholders together with the right State policies that would promote sector competitiveness can lead to the further development of Greece’s Tourism product.”