Aegean Airlines began a new route from Athens Airport to Istanbul last week. The first flight took off on September 9th with the service operating on a daily basis. An Airbus A321 is being used for the flight which can cater for one hundred and ninety five passengers.
This is the latest route added by Aegean Airlines with the company continuing its steady growth. The airline plans to cater for more international flights from Greece in the near future. Last year Aegean reported a fourteen percent increase in passenger numbers on the previous year which amounted to a total of six million customers.
At present Aegean use thirty one planes and offers forty eight domestic and international routes. They provide around two hundred flights per day. The airline has received many awards over the years particularly at Athens Airport where it has contributed substantially to passenger growth. They received the regional airline award the recent Skytrax awards.