Etihad Airways and codeshare partner Aegean Airlines celebrated five years of Etihad Airways’ non-stop services between Athens and Abu Dhabi. The celebrations also marked the start of Aegean’s new direct flights to Abu Dhabi.
Since June 2009, Etihad Airways has carried almost 400,000 guests on the route. To meet rising demand, the airline will increase its current daily Athens-Abu Dhabi services to 10 per week on 2 July.
For the summer 2014 season the airline will also deploy a wide-body Airbus A330-200 aircraft on the Athens-Abu Dhabi route, returning to Airbus A320 operations for the winter season.*
Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways’ chief commercial officer, said: “Year on year, our Athens route has exceeded our expectations. We look to build on this success by adding more capacity to and from Greece, and officially mark our codeshare partnership here in Athens with Aegean.”
Aegean will operate four weekly services to Abu Dhabi. The airline will operate the new Athens-Abu Dhabi service with a 168-seat Airbus A320 aircraft. The airline is also allowing Etihad Airways to place its EY flight code on Aegean services to 16 destinations across Greece.