Olympic Airlines cease operation 28SEP09

Olympic Airlines will be ceasing operation on 28SEP09 and replaced by the new airline, which titled “Olympic Air”.

The full name of the new carrier is Olympic Air Anonymos Etaireia Aeroporikon Metaforon d/b/a Olympic Air. It will be launching operation from 29SEP09 with a fleet of Airbus A319, ATR42/72 and Dash8-100/-400. The airline will keep its “OA” flight number code.

All long-haul service will be cancelled as a result of the removal of Airbus A340-300 fleet. Selected European service will also be suspended.

On 14SEP09, it has issued an application to the US DoT for operating licence coinciding with the change. It will be codesharing on DELTA and Comair between US and Greece, as well as within Domestic US.

Docket Number DOT-OST-2009-0222