Aegean Airlines launched a summer seasonal service between Athens and Turin on 8 June, with the Italian airport greeting its new Star Alliance member with a cake and ribbon-cutting ceremony. Among those at the launch were Francesca Soncini, Communication Director, Turin Airport (left) and Sandro Melis, Country Manager Italy, Aegean Airlines (centre). The Greek carrier will offer twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Fridays) flights on the sector.
- Aegean Airlines introduced two European airports to its Athens (ATH) network this week, namely Porto (OPO) and Turin (TRN). The Star Alliance member will offer a seasonal service on both routes for S18. The first destination added was the Portuguese city, with it being initiated on 6 June. Flights on the 2,799-kilometre sector to Porto will be flown on the airline’s A320s twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Sundays). Services on the 1,572-kilometre city pair with Turin, which launched two days later, will also see a twice-weekly rotation (Wednesdays and Fridays), with the route being operated on a mixture of Aegean’s Airbus short-haul family aircraft. Neither service will face direct competition. Last year the airline flew 13.2 million passengers, up 6.5% versus the 12.5 million that flew with the carrier in 2016. Not only did passenger traffic grow, but the Aegean Airlines Group saw its passenger yield per kilometre increase from €0.081 in 2016 to €0.082 in 2017 according to its annual financial report. See how Turin Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.