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Articles Tagged ‘Olympic’

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?

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?

Aegean and Athens Airways providing growing competition to Olympic; Athens welcomes Air Arabia and Etihad

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusGreece is seeing growing airline competition but which new routes have Aegean and Athens Airways started in the last year? Which LCCs serve the airport and who operates to where?


“Old” Olympic faces increasing competition in Athens; “new” Olympic will be 35% smaller

Article Thumbnail: Base AnalysisAlitalia is not the only European flag carrier trying to rescue itself from oblivion. Olympic of Greece is trying (again) to engineer a new beginning with some private capital. How competitive is life at Athens? Which carriers are adding to Olympic’s misery?

Passengers down 2% in July; Olympic Airlines unexpectedly tops load factor rankings among medium-sized flag-carriers

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsAEA member airlines reported a 2.1% drop in passenger numbers in July with domestic traffic down 8%. Only Middle East routes showed really positive growth. How many airlines are still growing and which reported a drop in July?

Aegean looking to capitalise on Olympic’s on-going problems

Aegean looking to capitalise on Olympic’s on-going problemsA well-run, profitable, efficient airline based in Greece? We’re clearly not talking about Olympic then. Aegean only started in 1999 but could overtake Olympic soon in passenger numbers. Its strength is the domestic market, but its international network is growing fast. What are its fleet plans and where will it expand to next?


Aegean poised to overtake Olympic and show true potential of Greece

Article Thumbnail: Country FocusGreece has one of Europe’s best and newest airports and one of the least successful national flag-carriers. Apart from Athens which other airports see significant traffic flows and where is the traffic coming from? How competitive has the domestic market become? Which LCCs are flying to Greece and which are currently absent?