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Wednesday
Jun292011

US Airways and Aegean Airlines plan a codeshare agreement

US Airways and Aegean Airlines have announced they plan to codeshare on certain flights between the United States and Greece.  The proposed codeshare is focused on the American city of Philadelphia, where US Airways has a hub, and the Greek capital city of Athens, very near where Aegean Airways has its headquarters.  According to a recent press release from both airlines, US Airways travelers will be able to fly the seasonal route between Philadelphia International Airport (IATA: PHL; ICAO: KPHL) and Eleftherios Venizelos Airport (IATA: ATH; ICAO: LGAV) in Athens, and have access to much of the domestic network of Aegean Airlines.

US Airways travelers will also have the option to fly from Philadelphia to London's Heathrow Airport (IATA: LHR; ICAO: EGLL), Munich's Franz Josef Strauss Airport (IATA: MUC; ICAO: EDDM), or Rome's Leonardo da Vinci Airport (IATA: FCO; ICAO: LIRF) on US Airways, then onward to Athens or Thessaloniki (IATA: SKG; ICAO: LGTS) on Aegean Airlines.

Aegean Airlines travelers will be able to fly the seasonal route to Philadelphia from Athens, and then have access to the entire American network of US Airways from Philadelphia.  (It was not indicated that US Airways' American network would be part of the codeshare.)

The proposed agreement is still subject to both United States Department of Transportation (DOT) approval, and approval by the Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport, and Networks in the Hellenic Republic.  Both airlines are members of the Star Alliance.

original stories

US Airways and Aegean Airlines Announce New Codeshare (US Airways)

US Airways and Aegean Airlines Announce New Codeshare Agreement (Aegean Airlines)

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Thursday
Aug262010

Aegean and Continental agree to codeshare flights

Starting this week, Aegean Airlines and Continental Airlines will each place their codeshare symbol on a limited number of each other's flights.  According to the codeshare agreement, United States-based Continental Airlines will place its codeshare symbol (CO) on routes flown by Aegean Airlines between Eleftherios Venizelos Airport in Athens (IATA: ATH; ICAO: LGAV), and six destinations within Greece.  Those six domestic destinations are Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Rhodes, Mykonos, Santorini, and Chania.

Also according to the codeshare agreement, Aegean Airlines will place its codeshare symbol (A3) on routes flown by Continental Airlines between Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey (IATA: EWR; ICAO: KEWR) and Eleftherios Venizelos Airport (often called "Athens International Airport").  "Pending government approval," Aegean Airlines will also place its codeshare symbol on routes flown by Continental between Liberty International and Charles de Gaulle Airport (IATA: CDG; ICAO: LFPG) in Paris, and also between Liberty International and Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (IATA: FCO; ICAO: LIRF) in Rome.

Both airlines are members of the Star Alliance.

Aegean Airlines was formed in 1987 as Aegean Aviation.  It was renamed Aegean Airlines when it began regularly scheduled passenger services in 1999.  Aegean flies a fleet of 28 aircraft to 44 destinations on the continents of Europe, Africa, and Asia.  It operates a hub at Eleftherios Venizelos Airport in Athens.  It operates secondary hubs at Heraklion International Airport (IATA: HER; ICAO: LGIR) on Crete, and Thessaloniki International Airport (IATA: SKG; ICAO: LGTS).  Its main offices are located in a suburb of Athens called Kifissia.

Continental Airlines was founded in 1931 in El Paso, Texas, as Varney Speed Lines.  It began flying passengers three years later.  Continental flies to destinations on five of the six permanently inhabited continents.  The airline plans to commence service to Africa next spring when it will add the Egyptian capital Cairo, and the Nigerian capital Lagos, to its network.  It operates hubs in Houston, Texas; Newark, New Jersey; Cleveland, Ohio; and on the American-owned Pacific island of Guam.  Continental has agreed to merge with Chicago, Illinois-based United Airlines, to create what would become the world's largest airline in "revenue passenger miles."

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Malév and Etihad sign a codeshare deal (June 9, 2010)

original stories

Aegean Airlines and Continental Airlines to start codeshare flights (Aegean Airlines)

Aegean Airlines and Continental Airlines to start codeshare flights (Continental Airlines)