Aegean Airlines outlines plans for Olympic Air
- The addition of 15 new routes from Athens in 2014 including Birmingham, Marseille, Nantes, Zurich, Hamburg, Hanover, Nuremberg, Copenhagen, Catania, Abu Dhabi, Beirut and Paphos. The carrier is also considering the launch of service to Stockholm or Oslo, Ljubljana and Dubrovnik;
- The carrier will add 45 to 50 new routes in 2014 from its eight bases in Greece. Together both carriers will operate a network of more than 250 routes;
- The company will establish a new base at Chania;
- Aegean's new 'GoLight' and 'Flex' fares will be offered to Olympic passengers from Feb-2014.
The carrier expects savings of up EUR35 million in merger-related synergies in the next six to 14 months. Aegean Airlines VP Eftychios Vassilakis said: "The conditions for the establishment of a stronger carrier, which will be able to stand in the highly competitive environment that has developed in the region, are created. Our goal is for Aegean and Olympic Air to lead in the changes in the tourism market in the country and the region. Sensing the responsibility towards the state, the society and the passengers, we are committed to ensure the overall coverage of the Greece’s territory, providing access to the smallest islands, as well as to continue the strategic strengthening of tourism development of Athens and the main tourist destinations in the region with even higher quality services and competitive prices." [more - original PR] [more - original PR - Greek]