Articles Tagged ‘Olympic Air’

What does Aegean Airlines gain from Olympic Air merger?

What does Aegean Airlines gain from Olympic Air merger?

Well, they got there in the end. Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air have been given permission by the EU to merge, though apparently both airlines will continue with their own branding for now. We look at the differences in the networks of the two airlines, and see how much competition there is on the key […]

Olympic Air inaugurates two seasonal routes to Santorini

Olympic Air inaugurates two seasonal routes to Santorini

Olympic Air commences flights from Heraklion Airport and Mykonos Airport to Santorini Airport.

Olympic Air links Athens to Tel Aviv

Olympic Air links Athens to Tel Aviv

Olympic Air takes on Aegean Airlines and El Al on Athens – Tel Aviv route.


Olympic Air leaves Western Europe; becomes regional airline

Olympic Air leaves Western Europe; becomes regional airline

The Greek airline created in 2009 has gradually moved out of the Western European market, but which country markets has it departed from and when? And which is the final route the airline now drops? Where has Olympic instead added routes to?

Olympic Air launches second route to Tirana in Albania from Greece

Olympic Air launches second route to Tirana in Albania from Greece

Olympic Air now flies from Thessaloniki in Greece to the Albanian capital Tirana.

UK – Athens market about to welcome Hellenic Imperial to Gatwick; easyJet adding Edinburgh link in September

UK – Athens market about to welcome Hellenic Imperial to Gatwick; easyJet adding Edinburgh link in September

Hellenic Imperial has announced plans to serve London Gatwick from Athens with widebody aircraft later this summer, but how have passenger numbers developed between UK airports and the Greek capital since 1995? What have been the key capacity, frequency changes in the market during that period?


New airline routes launched (22-28 March 2011)

New airline routes launched (22-28 March 2011)

The summer season has started with a bang! Although only two days of the new season make it into our report of the latest new routes, we report on an entire 160 new routes. Accompanying the analysis is a downloadable spreadsheet, pictures of 11 gorgeous cakes and a long list of more amazing photos from […]

New routes launched during the last week<br/> (Tuesday 26 October – Tuesday 2 November)

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 26 October – Tuesday 2 November)

Download the spreadsheet with this week’s 250 new routes and see our fantastic photo coverage of launch celebrations all across the world. Ribbons have been cut in masses, lakes have been emptied for fire brigades to salute the arriving aircraft and the world’s master bakers have worked day and night to bake an amazing selection […]

AEA passenger numbers down 5.8% in 2009; back to growth in 2010; Turkish Airlines traffic up 37% in January

AEA passenger numbers down 5.8% in 2009; back to growth in 2010; Turkish Airlines traffic up 37% in January

Which three of AEA’s 28 member airlines reported growth in 2009? What happened to load factors and which regions are still reporting traffic declines? Which carriers have had a great start to 2010 in terms of traffic growth?


Aegean/Olympic merger would dominate Greek domestic market but would still have less than 50% of international scheduled capacity at Athens this summer

Aegean/Olympic merger would dominate Greek domestic market but would still have less than 50% of international scheduled capacity at Athens this summer

So Greece’s two biggest home carriers want to merge. Should competition authorities be concerned? We take a look at what impact this might have in both the domestic and international market.

New routes launched during the last three weeks (Saturday 19 December – Friday 8 January):

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsOver 40 new routes have been started since mid-December. Countries involved in celebrating new services include Argentina, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, the Lebanon, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Serbia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, the UAE, the UK, the USA and Uzbekistan.

Olympic Air launches: 24 aircraft but just 10 international routes; Aegean competes on eight

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisGreece follows in the footsteps of Italy in re-launching its national carrier. But who is providing some of the aircraft for domestic operations and how tough will life be on the 10 international routes it is keeping?