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Articles Tagged ‘Athens’

Athens Airport recovers in 2014 with 21% growth thanks to Aegean Airlines and Ryanair; Blue Air, Finnair, NIKI and Volotea new for 2015

Athens Airport recovers in 2014 with 21% growth thanks to Aegean Airlines and Ryanair; Blue Air, Finnair, NIKI and Volotea new for 2015

Not only did Athens Airport have a great 2014, but 2015 is set to be the airport’s busiest ever year. Ryanair is doubling flights as Aegean Airlines adds many new destinations. We look at the airport’s seasonality and the leading airlines and routes.

Aegean Airlines plans major international expansion this summer; 30 new routes will result in ASK growth of 14%

Aegean Airlines plans major international expansion this summer; 30 new routes will result in ASK growth of 14%

It’s not easy being a Greek airline, but Aegean Airlines is doing pretty well. We list the airline’s almost 30 new routes for this summer, while also noting what has been dropped. We also solve the ‘mystery’ of why the airline is operating two fewer daily flights to Heathrow this summer.

Greece's tourism airports doing reasonably well this summer helped by over 80 new services from Europe's LCCs

Greece’s tourism airports doing reasonably well this summer helped by over 80 new services from Europe’s LCCs

Tourism is critical to the ailing Greek economy so what do passenger figures for July for the country’s airports tell us about the industry? How seasonal is demand, which airports are shrinking, which are growing, and which of Europe’s LCCs have been particularly busy launching new services?


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?

International traffic at Greek airports up 15% in June; tourism gets major boost from uncertainty in North Africa, Ryanair routes

International traffic at Greek airports up 15% in June; tourism gets major boost from uncertainty in North Africa, Ryanair routes

Greek airport traffic may be down in the first half of 2011 but there is cause for optimism in the figures for May and June. Which airports are growing fastest and just how many routes do the likes of easyJet and Ryanair now operate to the country?

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?


Aegean/Olympic merger denied due to domestic dominance; but how monopolistic are other domestic EU markets?

Aegean/Olympic merger denied due to domestic dominance; but how monopolistic are other domestic EU markets?

So the EU has thwarted plans to create a single major Greek airline because of the resultant lack of domestic competition. But how do other European domestic markets compare? Which country is currently the most monopolistic? And the least?

TAP plugs gaps in European network with addition of Athens, Düsseldorf, Manchester and Vienna

TAP plugs gaps in European network with addition of Athens, Düsseldorf, Manchester and Vienna

Portugal’s flag-carrier announced six new European destinations last week. Four of them filled major gaps in the airline’s network. But which three major European air travel destinations does the airline still not serve (although it has in the past)?

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.


Start-up Viking Hellas launches UK-Iraq flights via Athens

Start-up Viking Hellas launches UK-Iraq flights via Athens

A new airline has emerged in Europe, but what routes will it fly and with what aircraft? Where does the demand come from and how much are passengers willing to pay? And what do Iraqi airports really look like?

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?

For “Mamma Mia” fans Greece is the word; ‘new’ Olympic Air due for launch in October

Country AnalysisAthens is increasingly dominating airport traffic in Greece but what’s happening at the island airports? Which is growing faster – domestic or international traffic? And which two countries are top for generating in-bound tourists?