Aegean to expand EX-YU operations and launch new route
Greek company Aegean Airlines will expand its operations in former Yugoslav markets next summer with the resumption of flights suspended in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic and the launch of a new route. However, it will still maintain fewer frequencies in the region than before the global health emergency. The carrier will resume operations between Athens and Zagreb next summer with seasonal flights starting June 15. They will operate twice a week, every Wednesday and Saturday, with a mix of Airbus A320 and A320neo. The service is expected to last until October 8. In total, the airline will operate 34 flights each way between the two cities next year. It will compete with Croatia Airlines, which operates seasonal operations through Dubrovnik.
After a two-year hiatus, the Greek carrier will return to the Montenegrin market next summer. Aegean will restore two weekly flights between Athens and Podgorica on May 11, with service to be maintained twice a week, every Wednesday and Sunday, until the end of the 2022 summer season on October 26. Flights will be operated by Aegean’s regional branch, Olympic Air. The carrier dropped the 72-seater ATR72 as planned equipment on the route, although the airline still does not have the type in its fleet, instead using the ATR42 and Dash 8. In total, 49 A total of flights are planned between the two cities for the duration of the upcoming summer season.
The Greek carrier told EX-YU Aviation News: âThe former Yugoslav region is an important market for Aegean Airlines. Demand for these routes remains strong as passengers can travel to Athens and beyond. Our performance is satisfactory in this market, as is the cooperation we have with partner airlines in the region. Almost all flights from the former Yugoslav republics to Athens offer very good point-to-point coverage, as well as access to around 30 Greek domestic destinations, connections to Cyprus, and destinations in the Middle East and South. Italy, which has proven popular with passengers from the Balkan region â.