Aegean Air adds 10 more coun­tries to its routes

Kathimerini English - - Focus - ALEXAN­DRA KASSIMI

Aegean Air­lines yes­ter­day an­nounced it is adding 16 new des­ti­na­tions in 10 new coun­tries to its net­work next sum­mer, reach­ing a to­tal of 134 des­ti­na­tions, 34 do­mes­tic and 100 abroad in 42 coun­tries.

The air­line’s net­work will as of next year add Helsinki in Fin­land, Toulouse, Deauville and Metz in France, Naples and Pisa in Italy, Malta, Kuwait, Am­s­ter­dam in the Nether­lands, Paphos in Cyprus, Riyadh in Saudi Ara­bia, Tallinn in Es­to­nia, Oslo in Norway, Tehran in Iran, Dubrovnik in Croa­tia and Yere­van in Ar­me­nia.

Aegean will also in­crease its flights from ma­jor mar­kets for Greek tourism such as Bri­tain, Ger­many, Switzer­land, France and Italy, and to popular is­land des­ti­na­tions such as Naxos, Mi­los and Paros.

The 2015 sched­ule of Greece’s main car­rier will of­fer 15 mil­lion seats, up 2 mil­lion from 2014, as its sum­mer sched­ule has evolved into a stronger one than ini­tially planned, with more new des­ti­na­tions, given that the growth prospects of the company ap­pear par­tic­u­larly pos­i­tive.

Up to next sum­mer the air­line is ex­pected to hire 250 peo­ple, while it has hired 247 peo­ple since the ab­sorp­tion of Olympic Air last year.

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