Aegean Airlines A320 enroute to Barcelona declares emergency

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An Aegean Airlines scheduled flight from Thessaloniki, Greece has declared an emergency whilst enroute to Barcelona.

Aegean flight A3560 Thessaloniki – Barcelona

Aegean Airlines flight A3560, an Airbus A320-200 operating from Thessaloniki (SKG) to Barcelona (BCN) has declared a general emergency, squawking 7700 as it passed over Italy whilst enroute to Spain.


Flight A3560 declared the emergency whilst transiting Italian airspace enroute to Barcelona. The aircraft has initiated a diversion to nearby Naples and is currently on descent.


Update #1: 11.45 BST

Aegean flight A3560 is currently passing through 3,500 feet as it negotiates its diversion and descent into Naples International Airport (NAP). The nature of the emergency is unclear at this stage.

The aircraft in question is an Airbus A320-200, registered SX-DNC; a seven year-old airframe.


Aegean Airlines

Aegean Airlines is the flag carrier of Greece and the largest Greek airline by total number of passengers carried, by number of destinations served, and by fleet size.

It is headquartered in Kifisia, Greece, and has its main hub at Athens International Airport. Aegean Airlines operates scheduled services to over 150 destinations in Europe, Asia, and Africa. It also offers charter flights and wet leases to other airlines.

Aegean Airlines was founded in 1987 as a private airline. It began operations in 1990 with a fleet of three leased Boeing 737-400 aircraft.

The airline quickly grew and by 1999 it had a fleet of 15 aircraft. In December 1999, Aegean acquired Air Greece, its main competitor. This acquisition made Aegean the largest airline in Greece.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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