Aegean Airlines is the largest Greek Airline, and connects Greece to a range of key European destinations. In 2010 the airline became a member of Star Alliance, and two years later bought out major rival Olympic Air. Over the years Aegean Airlines have brought home a range of awards, including the 2013 Top Regional Airline in Europe from Skytrax, and ERA’s Gold Award for Airline of the Year in 2009. They currently operate over 160 international routes, connecting 28 countries with 12 Greek airports.
How to Check In
Online and mobile check-in both open 48 hours before departure, and close 30 minutes before departure. You can check in via mobile on Aegean’s mobile site, mobile.aegeanair.com, and will be sent a QR code to show at the boarding gate and security checkpoint. You can also check-in at the automated kiosks, between 24 hours and 30 minutes before departure. You can also check-in the old fashioned way, at the Aegean Airlines desk.
Baggage Allowance and Fees
Baggage allowance is based on route and class of travel. GoLight fares: If you book online, each piece of baggage costs £12 for flights within Greece, £16 for short-haul flights, and £25 for long-haul. If you book your baggage in at the airport these fees rise to £20 for domestic, £28 for short-haul, and £36 for long-haul. Flex fares: The first bag is free of charge, but fees apply for additional baggage. These fees are the same as GoLight baggage fares. Business Fares: The first two bags are free of charge, but fees apply for additional baggage. Again, charges are the same as GoLight.
Seating – Leg Room, Choosing Seats
Aegean Airlines offer a very generous seat pitch of 32” in economy, and 33” in business class. Plenty of room to stretch out.
Credit card bookings from the UK are subject to a credit card fee of £7 per passenger.
Meals, Snacks, Drinks
Complimentary meals are provided on International flights. The menu is inspired by Greek cuisine, featuring dishes created by renowned chef Nikos Sarantos. Business class passengers have a choice of two hot meals, and are also served a cold meal on domestic flights.
Aegean Airlines have won awards for their punctuality, with 93% of their flights arriving and departing exactly on schedule.