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We tried for our readers Aegean airlines which bought Olympic airways.
In this air world where the low cost airlines prevail in the sky there are still some companies offering a real service for short and medium haul.
Aegean offers a service comparable to what was our defendant native Sabena company. A welcome and picked up from the airport 23 kilos in economy class and 2 X 32 kilos in Business class.
Once on board everything is included in the plane ticket and all information are clear.
The economy class offers an aperitif reception followed by a real plate with entree, hot dessert dish, coffee and digestive wines, and the business class offers a service of the same type with a choice of sparkling wine and a selection of wines and the choice between 2 hot meal.
AEGEAN’s company profile:
«Aegean Airlines, a member of Star Alliance, is Greece’s largest airline providing ever since its inception in 1999 until today, full service, premium quality short and medium haul services.
In 2013 AEGEAN acquired Olympic Air; as a result passengers now have increased flight frequencies and connections as well as improved accessibility to Greece’s islands, including some of the most remote ones. Through the Athens hub, there are numerous connecting opportunities to cities in the neighboring countries such as the Balkans and Turkey as well as cities in the Middle East. AEGEAN has carried 11.6 million passengers in 2015.
The company´s 2017 timetable includes a network of 145 destinations, 112 international in 40 countries and 33 domestic. The flights are being performed with one of the youngest fleets in Europe, comprising of 61 aircraft, after AEGEAN´s recent investment in 7 new additional Airbus A320ceos and 2 ATR 42-600.
AEGEAN has been honored with the Skytrax World Airline award, as the best European regional airline for 2016. It is the seventh time that the company has received this distinction, the previous being in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and in 2015.
CEO was born in 1961 in Edessa, Greece. He is Aegean’s Maanging Director since 2007 and an executive member of the Board of Directors of Aegean since 1999.
He joined Aegean in 1999 responsible for Finance and Administration and has served as General Manager & Accountable Manager since 2002.
Before joining Aegean Mr Gerogiannis held engineering and managerial position in USA, Germany and Greece. From 1985 to 1987, he developed high-speed electronics for medical systems in the United States. From 1989 to 1997, he held various engineering and managerial positions with Daimler Benz AG, Germany, in the aerospace (DASA) and automobile ( Mercedes Benz AG) subsidiaries. From 1997 to 1999, he served as manager for procurement and contracts at Athens International Airport during the construction phase of the airport.
Mr Georginannis holds a Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Artisttle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1984), a Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from Yale University (1989) and an excutive MBA from London Busines School by Daimlez Benz. he is married with two children.
Find out about Aegean’s services and products by visiting www.aegeanair.com or simply download the Aegean iPad or iPhone app and navigate through useful information about your trip wherever you may be. Aegean fans may follow the company via social networks and channels like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.»
Picture: Aegean Airlines
Patrick GRIGNARD & Noelle GOSSET