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Aegean announces flights from Newcastle to Athens

Aegean Airlines, the Greek carrier, has announced a new non-stop flight from Newcastle Airport to Athens. The new route will start next summer and will run from mid-June to mid-September.


From Newcastle to Athens

From mid-June to mid-September 2023, Aegean will operate flights between Newcastle and Athens twice a week, on Wednesdays and Sundays. Athens is one of the most popular summer destinations for those living in the Northeast. Newcastle International Airport’s director of aviation development is delighted with the news from the Aegean,

“We are delighted to announce the launch of Greece’s flagship airline, AEGEAN, which will offer even more choice for the region, offering direct services to Athens with onward connections in Greece, as well as throughout Europe and the Middle East. Greece is one of the most popular in the Northeast. holiday destinations and there is a strong demand for direct services to Athens. This investment shows great confidence in the largest airport of the Northeast and the region, and we look forward to meeting AEGEAN in 2023.”

Tickets for the new route are on sale now and are available from around $61 one-way in economy class.

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According to the Cirium schedule, in June 2023 Newcastle International Airport will operate non-stop flights to the following destinations in Greece:

  • Chania
  • Kerkyra
  • Kefalonia
  • Heraklion
  • Skiathos
  • Shooting range
  • Kos
  • Rhodes
  • Thessaloniki
  • Zakynthos Island
  • Kerkyra

Aegean flights are not yet listed in the Cirium schedule analyzer. At the time of publication, figures show that Newcastle International Airport will operate 154 non-stop flights to Greece, split between the three airlines. The smallest airline Ryanair has nine flights from Newcastle to Greece. TUI has 65 flights and Jet2 the remaining 80.

Codeshare with Emirates Airlines

One of the most popular headlines in the Aegean Sea in 2022 August announcement that the Greek airline is entering into a codeshare agreement with Emirates. The airlines had a limited partnership, but expanded to code sharing, which took effect almost immediately after the announcement. Code-sharing covers eight Greek destinations and expanded to other European countries in October. One of the most significant advantages of the agreement is the consistent baggage policy between both carriers.

Emirates-Aegean-Codeshare partnership

Photo: Emirates

Simple Flying asked Emirates how many passengers they thought would take advantage of code-sharing, and the airline responded by asserting its strength between the two countries. Emirates has served Greece for over 25 years and is the only airline to offer non-stop flights between Greece and Dubai. The Gulf giant carries more than 250,000 passengers between the new countries each year and expects that number to increase following the announcement of the new partnership.

The first Greek airline to use environmentally friendly aviation fuel

A week after announcing its codeshare with Emirates, Aegean has announced that some of its flights departing from Athens Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (AIA) are powered by SAF, which is supplied by leading manufacturer Neste. At the time, Aegean was the only Greek carrier using sustainable aviation fuel to power its flights. SAF-powered flights began a month after Aegean signed an agreement with Hellenic Petroleum.

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