Yesterday saw Emirates add its Athens-New York fifth freedom flight onto its codesharing agreement with Greek carrier Aegean Airlines.
This comes following 12 months of a successful partnership between the two sides, enabling further international connectivity for the Greek airline.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
Emirates Adds Athens-New York on AEGEAN Codeshare…
Emirates passengers from New York can now stopover in Athens, and take advantage of the eight destinations served within this arrangement using a single ticket.
A year on from the partnership being signed and inaugurated, 16,800 passengers have benefitted from this.
Commenting on this further was Adnan Kazim, Emirates‘ Chief Commercial Officer:
“We’re pleased to expand our successful partnership with AEGEAN to include our direct service between Athens and Newark.”
“We value AEGEAN as a partner and believe that by adding more routes to our joint network, we’ll be able to benefit even more customers, offering them convenient travel options and our world-class products and services.
“We currently have 29 codeshare and 117 interline partners in over 100 countries, expanding our global footprint and offering travelers seamless connectivity to more than 5,250 destinations beyond our network.”
“Our solid business strategy reaffirms our position as the world’s largest international airline as we continue to build and expand our partnerships across the aviation and travel ecosystem.”
Adding to this was Dimitris Gerogiannis, the CEO of Aegean:
“We are pleased to unveil an expanded codeshare alliance with Emirates, one of the most successful industry leaders.”
“This pivotal step brings Athens and New York closer for all AEGEAN passengers whereas at the same time facilitates seamless travel to popular Greek and European destinations through our network, for all passengers who select Emirates as their gateway to Greece.”
“The harmonious collaboration between Emirates and AEGEAN sets a remarkable precedent for a seamless travel experience for our passengers and paves the way for another successful step for the benefit of both airlines and Greek tourism industry as well”.
Looking ahead, this Athens-New York addition to the codeshare adds more options for travellers whilst also benefitting Greece’s mainline carrier, Aegean.
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