Athens Cake of the Week

Overview Athens International Airport is a thriving aviation hub that plays a pivotal role in Greece’s economy and contributes significantly to the country’s development. Its commitment to innovation, sustainability, and customer satisfaction positions Athens as a leading airport operator in Europe and beyond. During 2023, Athens achieved a new record in passenger traffic, reaching 28.17 […]

June 6, 2024 | Air Service Event News

ATHENS-JFK

Norse Atlantic Airways introduced flights between New York JFK and Athens on Thursday 30 May. The 7,950-kilometre route will be maintained 5-weekly, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, with the 787-9 aircraft. The carrier faces strong competition between the two cities, including American’s daily service and Delta’s 2-daily service. Indirectly, it will also compete […]

June 4, 2024 | Latest Route News +

VNO-ATH

The Greek flag carrier Aegean ended 2023 with 15.7 million passengers. It was its best year to date, with traffic up by 5% versus 2019, although the load factor fell to 83.4%. The passenger growth was entirely because of the international market, while the domestic market was lower than before. According to Planespotters.net, Aegean (excluding […]

Cake of the week

Aegean Airlines inaugurated flights between its Athens hub and Vilnius on Thursday 18 April. The 1,860-kilometre route will be maintained 2-weekly, on Thursdays and Sundays, with the A320 aircraft. The airline competes directly against Ryanair’s 2-weekly rotation between the two capitals. Flight A3772 departs Athens at 23:10 local time, arriving in Vilnius at 02:05 local […]

April 24, 2024 | Latest Route News +

Athens focus

Long gone are the days of the economic and financial crises that gripped Greece 15 years ago, having had a significant impact on the country’s aviation and tourism sectors. Greece has rebounded strongly since and has emerged from the coronavirus pandemic as one of the strongest aviation markets in Europe. Athens International Airport (AIA) has […]

April 22, 2024 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis

Sky Express at Milan 2022

Sky Express has nearly 1.7 million available seats in Q2 2024 (April-June), based on Cirium schedules information. It is Greece’s second-largest operator behind Aegean. Mainly due to the international market, Sky Express’ capacity has risen by 8% year-on-year to a record high. Planespotters.net shows that the carrier has 25 aircraft: 10 ATR 72s, nine A320neos […]

Jet2 Athens

Athens is among Europe’s fastest-growing airports, based on traffic growth since 2019. It welcomed 24.4 million passengers in the 10 months to October 2023. Traffic grew by an astonishing 9.6% to the highest volume ever. And it has not slowed down. In October, passengers rose by 18.8% versus four years ago. Why has it grown […]

ATH-DXB

Aegean Airlines inaugurated a new service between Athens and Dubai on Saturday 11 November. The 3,275-kilometre route will be maintained 6-weekly, every day except Thursdays, with the A320neo aircraft. It will operate alongside Aegean Airlines’ partner Emirates, which runs a daily rotation between the two cities. Flight A3958 departs Athens at 10:25 local time, arriving […]

November 20, 2023 | Latest Route News +

Athens Airport

In the ever-evolving landscape of global aviation, Athens International Airport (AIA) has emerged as a prominent player, securing its position among Europe’s top 10 Airport Megahubs. This recognition comes from the Megahubs Index 2023, a report recently unveiled by the influential data platform for the global travel industry, OAG. Despite the tumultuous nature of the […]

November 8, 2023 | Air Service Event News