Aegean Airlines

Virtual Italian airline plans BAe 146 operations

Start-up Italian airline SkyTrain is planning to begin operating BAe 146s on services from the southern Italian airport of Reggio Calabria, using BAe 146s leased from Greece’s Astra Airlines. SkyTrain is a virtual airline, with flight operations being contracted to other airlines. Since first announcing its plans in mid-2010, however, […]

Aegean-Olympic merger blocked

European antitrust regulators have blocked the proposed merger between Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air because it would create a “quasi-monopoly” in the Greek domestic market. Although the two airlines offered to give up some take-off and landing slots, the European Commission found this remedy inadequate as Greek airports are not […]

Decision on Aegean-Olympic merger postponed

The European Commissioner for Competition has postponed a decision on the proposed merger of Aegean Airlines with rival Olympic Air until January 2011. The Commission launched an in-depth investigation into the merger in July, due to concerns that the combined airline would dominate the domestic market. A decision had initially […]

Former Aegean Avro RJ100 SX-DVF

Aegean-Olympic merger questioned

The European Commission has questioned whether the proposed merger of Aegean Airlines with rival Olympic Air would meet European Union competition regulations, as the combined airline would operate the vast majority of domestic flights. An in-depth investigation has been launched, with a formal decision on the merger plan due in […]

Aegean and Olympic to merge

Aegean Airlines has announced its intention to merge with rival Olympic Air. Olympic Air was formed at the end of 2009, taking over the aircraft and routes of long ailing Olympic Airlines. The combined airline would operate under the Olympic name. The merger will require approval by competition authorities, as […]

Aegean bids for subidized domestic routes

Greek Avro RJ operator Aegean Airlines submitted a bid in response to a Greek government tender for subsidized services on 24 commercially unviable routes, primarily to island destinations. Aegean’s bid offered to fly from Athens and Thessaloniki to the islands of Kalymnos, Ikaria, Astypalaia, Skiathos, Skyros, Samos, Chios, Lesvos, Karpathos, […]

Aegean Avro RJ100 SX-DVF

Avro RJ operators win ERA honors

Two Avro RJ operators were honored by the European Regions Airline Association (ERA). Aegean Airlines won the Airline of the Year 2008/9 Gold Award, while CityJet took home the Silver Award. Aegean operates six Avro RJ100 alongside Boeing 737s and Airbus A320s, while CityJet’s entire fleet is composed of 23 […]