Since its inception in 1999, Aegean Airlines, a member of Star Alliance network, is the largest Greek carrier, providing full service, premium quality, short and medium haul services. The airline's fleet consists is currently comprised by 47 Airbus and 14 Bombardier Q series aircraft and is one of the youngest fleets in Europe. As an outcome of their efforts, in 2018 they transferred 14 million passengers, 6% more passengers than in 2017. Aegean Airlines, has been honored with the Skytrax World Airline award, as the best European regional airline in 2018. This was the 9th time Aegean Airlines received this award. Among other distinctions, Aegean Airlines, captured 5th place, for the second consecutive year, in the world's 20 best airlines list (outside the U.S.) in 2018 Readers' Choice Awards survey of Conde Nast Traveler. In line with this, Aegean Airlines 2019 timetable included a network of 151 destinations, 31 domestic and 120 international in 44 countries.
In 2013, Aegean Airlines, acquired Olympic Air. Passengers are now provided with increased flight frequencies and connections, as well as improved accessibility to Greece’s islands, including some of the more remote. Using Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" as a main hub, and "Diagoras" Airport in Rhodes as a secondary hub, Olympic Air performs approximately 135 flights per day, travelling to a total of 18 domestic routes (Public Service Obligation Routes) from / to Athens to Astypalea, Zakynthos, Leros, Milos, Naxos, Paros, Syros, Kalymnos, Kythira, Ikaria, Skiathos, Karpathos and from / to Rhodes to Karpathos, Kasos, Sitia, Kos, Kalymnos, Leros, Astypalea and Kastelorizo. Aegean Airlines invest in strengthening their international presence and supporting Greek tourism both in Athens and regional airports.
Emirates inspires travelers around the world with their growing network of worldwide destinations, industry leading in-flight entertainment, regionally inspired cuisine, and world-class service. Emirates flies the world’s biggest fleets of Airbus A380s and Boeing 777s, offering their customers the comforts of the latest and most efficient wide-body aircraft in the skies.
Eurowings is the Lufthansa Group’s low-cost airline and, as such, part of the world’s largest aviation group. The company has a current fleet of 139 aircraft and specializes in low-cost direct flights within Europe. The German airline currently offers more than 210 destinations in over 60 countries, making it the third-largest European point-to-point carrier. In 2018 for the first time, the airline flew more than 40 million passengers and its workforce grew to around 9,000 employees. The low-cost airline has 13 locations in Germany as well as in other European countries and is the market leader at six airports. Customers can choose between the BASIC, SMART, BEST and BIZclass booking fares at Eurowings to customize their flight. This means both business and private travelers can always find the right package to suit them.
Lufthansa is one of the world’s leading airlines and serves more than 410 destinations in over 100 countries. More than 70 million passengers place their trust in Lufthansa every year. They can expect the highest standards of quality, reliability and safety. Being a founding member of the Star Alliance Group, the world’s biggest airline alliance, Lufthansa can offer an extensive network around the world. Customers can also benefit from Europe’s largest frequent flyer program Miles & More.
Volotea is one of the fastest-growing independent airlines in Europe, increasing year-on-year its fleet, routes served and seats offered. Since 2012, Volotea has carried more than 25 million passengers across Europe. They connect more than 90 cities all around Europe with 346 routes, offering direct flights, competitive prices and with a crew that will make you feel like at home. In 2020 they increased their fleet to a total of 38 aircraft Airbus A319 and Boeing 717 based in 16 European cities: Venice, Nantes, Bordeaux, Palermo, Strasbourg, Asturias, Verona, Toulouse, Genova, Bilbao, Marseille, Athens, Cagliari, Lyon, Naples and Hamburg. Unlike other companies, Volotea has ample and reclining seats, arranged in rows 5% wider than the average of European companies, which allows their passengers to enjoy the flight in a more comfortable and relaxed way.