AEGEAN Airlines, the largest Greek carrier, plans to add 11 new routes in 2018 and will choose between Airbus and Boeing planes to renew its fleet!Riding on a strong tourism year, Aegean will expand its fleet with three new aircraft next year. It currently operates 46 Airbus A320 jets.
It will also fly to 11 new destinations, including Basel in Switzerland, Malaga in Spain, Palermo, Turin and Bologna in Italy.Aegean, which currently operates mostly Airbus narrow body jets, is evaluating the new generation Airbus and Boeing’s to renew its fleet of 60 aircraft. The company had been in talks with Airbus and Boeing since the summer in order to pick the type of aircraft that will form the core of its fleet.
Aegean’s passenger traffic will grow to 13 million this year from 8.8 million in 2013 when the carrier acquired state-run Olympic Airlines. The airline expects to carry around 15 million passengers a year by 2023.