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 and through the synergies obtained, network, fleet and passenger numbers expanded fast. The Group welcomed 14m passengers onboard its flights in 2018.
2019 network covers 151 destinations (31 domestic and 120 international) to 44 countries, operated with a fleet of 61 Aircraft. Through its customer centered approached AEGEAN has gained recognition for its service and people. The Company has been honored with the Skytrax World Airline award, as the best European regional airline in 2019. This was the 9th time AEGEAN received the relevant award. In addition, AEGEAN received the Skytrax 2018 “Best Crew in South Europe” award. Among other distinctions, AEGEAN captured the 5th place, in the world's 20 best airlines list (outside the U.S.) in 2018 Readers' Choice Awards survey of Condé Nast Traveler. AEGEAN has been also recognized in the 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice awards for Airlines winning the distinctions of “Best Regional Airline Europe”, “Best Regional Business Class Europe” and “Best Airline in Greece”.
In June 2018 AEGEAN signed a Purchase Agreement with Airbus, for the order of up to 42 new generation aircraft of the A320neo family and plans to place additional orders with lessors for up to 20 new A/C of the A320neo family.