Aegean Airlines increasing int’l routes, expanding seat capacity in 2019
Aegean Airlines will launch seven new international destinations from Athens within 2019, it was announced on Wednesday. According to the company, Athens will be directly connected to Marrakesh, Casablanca, Ibiza, Valencia, Sarajevo, Tunis and Skopje, while adding another flight on the Thessaloniki-Hannover route.
Within 2019 the company is planning on increasing seat capacity by 700,000 on the international market, bringing the capacity on international routes to 10.3 million and on all its routes to 17.7 million. The increased seating capacity relates to the whole year, but will be more pronounced during the winter months and at the beginning and end of the tourist season (April, May and October).
Furthermore, the company said it will offer more flights and seats between Athens and main western European destinations such as Munich, Dusseldorf, Berlin, Hamburg, Zurich, Vienna, Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon and Porto. In addition, many other routes (Athens to Luxembourg, Malta, Venice, Bologna, Naples, Catania and Malaga) will start operating earlier in season or with increased capacity.
Finally, Aegean said it is considering increasing the number of seats on routes in the Balkan and East European markets.
The airline is responding to new accomodation investments in tourism and working towards the extension of the tourist season, CEO Dimitris Gerogiannis said, utilising Aegean’s investments in aircraft and technology.