Etihad, Aegean celebrate healthy partnership

Etihad Airways and code share partner Aegean Airlines, are celebrating five years of Etihad Airways’ non-stop services between Athens and Abu Dhabi and the start of Aegean’s new direct flights to the UAE capital.


Aegean celebrate healthy partnership Etihad


Etihad Airways and code share partner Aegean Airlines, are celebrating five years of Etihad Airways’ non-stop services between Athens and Abu Dhabi and the start of Aegean’s new direct flights to the UAE capital. Etihad Airways commenced operations to Athens in June 2009, and since then has carried almost 400,000 passengers and nearly 3,700 tonnes of cargo on the route. To meet rising demand, the airline increased its current daily Athens-Abu Dhabi services to 10 per week from 2 July.

For the summer 2014 season Etihad Airways will also deploy a wide-body A330-200 aircraft on the Athens-Abu Dhabi route, returning to A320 operations for the winter season. Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways’ chief commercial officer, said: “Year-on-year, our Athens route has exceeded our expectations and we are delighted to build on this success by adding more capacity to and from Greece and officially mark our code share partnership here in Athens with Aegean, Greece’s largest commercial airline.