Cutting the ribbon in Krakow to herald the start of Aegean Airlines’ twice-weekly seasonal service between Athens and the Polish city are Radosław Włoszek, President of the Management Board, Krakow Airport, and Detlev Geiser, Sales Manager, Aegean Airlines. Passengers on the first flight were also treated to cupcakes.
Riga went for a cake depicting the Acropolis of Athens to celebrate Aegean Airlines’ new service from the Greek capital. Launched 25 June, the weekly (Saturdays) service will be flown by the Star Alliance member’s fleet of A320s.
- Aegean Airlines commenced service on three routes this week, starting on 21 June between Athens (ATH) and Krakow (KRK). The 1,387-kilometre sector will be served twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Saturdays) facing no incumbent. The second launch from Athens this week was to Riga (RIX) on 25 June. Flown weekly (Saturdays), the 2,108-kilometre city pair will face direct competition from airBaltic which serves the link twice-weekly. The third route inaugurated this week by Aegean was between Rhodes (RHO) and Milan Malpensa (MXP), a 1,912-kilometre link which will be served twice-weekly (Mondays and Wednesdays) in direct competition with easyJet, Meridiana and Neos Air, with the trio combined already offering eight weekly flights. Rhodes becomes the fourth connection for Aegean from Malpensa, with the airline already serving Athens, Heraklion and Kalamata from the Northern Italian gateway. Krakow and Riga are both new destinations for Aegean which will be served seasonally until the end of September, with the latter meaning that Latvia is a new country market for the carrier. Poland is already served by the airline with a six times weekly operation to Warsaw Chopin from the Greek capital. Aegean will serve 14 international destinations non-stop from Rhodes this summer, down from 15 last summer. Out go Brussels, Stuttgart, Tel Aviv and Vienna while in come Marseille, Venice Marco Polo and now Milan Malpensa. See how Krakow Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.