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AEGEAN Celebrates 25 Years of Growth, Reliability and Exceptional Service

Founded in 1999 by Theodoros Vassilakis with just two aircraft, AEGEAN is celebrating their 25th anniversary.  Since that time, milestones include being listed on the Athens Stock Exchange, the acquisition of Olympic Air, and a landmark order for 46 Airbus A320neos.

AEGEAN Celebrates Milestone 25th Anniversary - Courtesy AEGEAN

On Tuesday (May 28, 2024), AEGEAN announced the celebration of their 25th anniversary, creating over two decades of growth, reliability and exceptional guest service.  Founded in 1999 by Theodoros Vassilakis with only two aircraft, AEGEAN has achieved many milestones over the last 25 years, including being listed on the Athens Stock Exchange, the acquisition of Olympic Air, and an order for 46 Airbus A320neos, the largest-ever private investment in Greece.  Other accomplishments include the creation of the first modern Flight Simulation and Crew Training Center in Greece, and the opening of one of the first ‘green’ hangars in Europe at Athens International Airport.   

AEGEAN's Chairman, Mr. Eftichios Vassilakis - Courtesy AEGEAN

In Tuesday’s announcement, AEGEAN’s Chairman, Mr. Eftichios Vassilakis, said,

“25 years since our first flight, the conditions, sizes and challenges in our industry are very different, but our goal remains the same.  To keep working in order to offer every day, every year an enhanced, unique, new travel experience that will not only accelerate our passenger’s trip but also meet their expectations and needs while flying with AEGEAN.  I strongly believe that Theodoros Vassilakis' vision of quality and reliability is today deep in the culture of all our people.  As we move towards our next growth cycle, the challenge for the new generation of our people, a significantly larger team with great potential, is to remain innovative, agile, and competitive in order to meet new challenges, to generate new, fresh ideas while preserving our core values and to remain committed to our growth strategy, that supports and contributes to the Greek tourism and brand name.  Thank you for choosing AEGEAN.”

AEGEAN's Founder, Mr. Theodoros Vassilakis - Courtesy AEGEAN

Also commenting on the carrier’s 25th anniversary, AEGEAN’s CEO, Mr. Dimitris Gerogiannis,


“Thank you for your preference, trust, and appreciation to AEGEAN and its people over the past 25 years.  Thank you for the warmth, respect, and recognition with which you greet our crews and staff on our aircraft, at our ticket counters, in our lounges, at our call center, in the airports—wherever you meet us on your journeys and enjoy our services.  Since our first flight, we intend to offer you exceptionally services with the same passion, professionalism, quality, commitment to excellence, and hospitality.  For 25 years, every day, on every flight, we have strived to deliver with safety and consistently a quality product that meets and exceeds your expectations embodying the culture of hospitality that is in our DNA.

AEGEAN's CEO, Mr. Dimitris Gerogiannis - Courtesy AEGEAN

“The main reason we achieved this, is entirely thanks to the dedication, consistency, ethos, and passion of our people—all those who have worked to bring AEGEAN to the heart of its passengers, and all those who are working today or will work tomorrow to plan and lead AEGEAN into the next growth cycle.  We aim to design and offer an even better travel experience on an even larger network.  In the competitive and ever-challenging environment of our industry, we remain focused standing firmly on our feet, yet always with the same enthusiasm, ambition, and vision as 25 years ago.  Our goal is to take AEGEAN even further and remain your preferred choice."

Building on their landmark order for 46 A320neo Family aircraft, AEGEAN recently ordered four new Airbus A321neoLRs, which can cover destinations up to 7.5 hours from Greece, including routes to the Gulf region and Central Africa.  Currently, the carrier has over 3,700 team members, and operates a fleet of 76 aircraft.  AEGEAN serves 156 destinations with 249 direct routes to 47 countries.  In 2023, the airline carried 15.5 million guests, up 3.2 million compared to the previous year.


Source: AEGEAN 


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