AEGEAN ANNOUNCES A NEW SERVICE TO ATHENS FROM NICE CÔTE D’AZUR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Athens, 29 October 2016 - Aegean Airlines, Greece’s largest carrier and a Star Alliance member, has announced a new route from Nice to Athens for summer 2016.
Operating on Tuesdays and Thursdays between May 17th and October 25th 2016, the Nice-Athens service provides passengers with a direct link to the Greek capital but also onward connectivity throughout the Greek islands and mainland Greece. Over and above the domestic connections, Nice-Athens service offers a high number of connecting opportunities to cities in the neighboring countries such as the Balkans and Turkey as well as cities in the Middle East.
- Nice - Athens A3 625 : Departure 11:05 - Arrival 14:35 - Days of Operation : Tuesdays
- Athens – Nice A3 624 : Departure 08:35 - Arrival 10:15 - Days of Operation : Tuesdays
- Nice - Athens A3 625 : Departure 16:10 - Arrival 19:40 - Days of Operation : Thursdays
- Athens – Nice A3 624 : Departure13:40 - Arrival 15:20 - Days of Operation : Thursdays
Full schedule and network information can be found in the reservation systems and through www.aegeanair.com
The flights will operate using 174-seat Airbus A320 aircraft, offering a dual class configuration and full onboard service, which includes complimentary food and drink.
Business class passengers and Star Alliance Gold card members have business lounge access at Dublin Airport. Star Alliance Gold card members are also eligible for one extra piece of luggage as per booking class booked.
Athens is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning around 3,400 years. Classical Athens was a centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum; it is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy. Today, a cosmopolitan metropolis, modern Athens is central to economic, financial, industrial, political and cultural life in Greece.
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About Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport
Nice Côte d'Azur airport is the second airport business in France after Paris, with 11.7 million passengers in 2014, 105 direct destinations and 53 scheduled airlines serving 34 countries. Outside Paris, it is the only French airport to offer daily flights to New York and Dubai. Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur Group manages the Nice Côte d’Azur, Cannes Mandelieu and Saint-Tropez airports. It is Europe’s Number 2 business aviation airport www.nice.aeroport.fr
About Aegean Airlines
Aegean Airlines, a member of Star Alliance, is Greece’s largest airline providing ever since its inception in 1999 until today, full service, premium quality short and medium haul services.
In 2013 AEGEAN acquired Olympic Air; as a result passengers now have increased flight frequencies and connections as well as improved accessibility to Greece’s islands, including some of the most remote ones. Through the Athens hub, there are numerous connecting opportunities to cities in the neighboring countries such as the Balkans and Turkey as well as cities in the Middle East. AEGEAN is expected to carry 11.6 million passengers in 2015.
The company´s summer 2016 timetable includes a network of 145 destinations, 111 international in 45 countries and 34 domestic, with 16,200,000 available seats, 1.1 million more seats than during 2015. The flights will be performed with one of the youngest fleets in Europe, comprising of 61 aircraft, after AEGEAN´s recent investment in 7 new additional Airbus A320ceos.
AEGEAN has been honored with the Skytrax World Airline award, as the best European regional airline for 2015. It is the sixth time that the company has received this distinction, the previous being in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 and in 2014.