Emirates and AEGEAN Airlines have grown their codeshare partnership by adding an Athens-New York (Newark) route. This announcement arrives as both airlines commemorate a year of successful collaboration. Over 16,800 passengers have flown on existing codeshare flights.
Benefits for Travellers
Emirates’ passengers can now experience an Athens stopover, further taking advantage of AEGEAN’s wide network to sought-after Greek and European locations. Also, those flying with AEGEAN gain accessibility to Emirates’ connections between Athens and Dubai and between Athens and Newark.
Established in August 2022, the strategic codeshare between these airlines provided a unified booking system. Customers could book flights from Emirates’ vast network to eight distinct Greek points through Athens on a single ticket, emphasizing a unified baggage policy. This partnership also featured AEGEAN placing its signature on Emirates-operated routes connecting Dubai and Athens. This translates to frictionless and convenient travel between these pivotal hubs.
Booking More of the World with Ease
With the codeshare’s evolution, AEGEAN extends its reach to 17 domestic destinations and 53 points across regional Europe and the Middle East, stemming from its Athens base. Concurrently, Emirates grants its customers access to an expansive global network reaching over 140 destinations from its primary Dubai hub. Cumulatively, these airlines collectively touch 200 global destinations.
For travel enthusiasts and professionals alike, creating their ideal itinerary is a breeze on emirates.com and aegeanair.com. Moreover, these routes are available via both online and offline travel agencies.
AEGEAN and Emirates: A Successful Partnership
Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Chief Commercial Officer, said, “We’re pleased to expand our successful partnership with AEGEAN to include our direct service between Athens and Newark. We value AEGEAN as a partner and believe that by adding more routes to our joint network, we’ll be able to benefit even more customers, offering them convenient travel options and our world-class products and services.”
AEGEAN CEO Dimitris Gerogiannis highlighted the benefits of the codeshare partnership. “This pivotal step brings Athens and New York closer for all AEGEAN passengers. At the same time, it facilitates seamless travel to popular Greek and European destinations through our network for all passengers who select Emirates as their gateway to Greece. The harmonious collaboration between Emirates and AEGEAN sets a remarkable precedent for a seamless travel experience for our passengers. Also, it paves the way for another successful step for the benefit of both airlines and the Greek tourism industry.”
About the Codeshare Partners
Emirates – The internationally acclaimed airline seamlessly connects over 140 global cities through its Dubai hub. Known for its modern fleet and unparalleled in-flight amenities, Emirates remains a customer favorite. It has earned the World Class Airline rating at The APEX Official Airline Ratings™.
AEGEAN – Along with its subsidiary, Olympic Air, AEGEAN served 12.5 million passengers in 2022. The company’s expansive route schedule for 2023 encompasses 165 destinations powered by a fleet of state-of-the-art aircraft. For 12 consecutive years, AEGEAN has been recognized as the best regional airline in Europe.