Aegean Airlines and UK carrier BMI have signed a commercial co-operation deal that includes codesharing on the Athens-London route.

Aegean Airlines and UK carrier BMI have signed a commercial co-operation deal that includes codesharing on the Athens-London route.

The codeshare comes into force οn October 25 with the move of Aegean’s London operation from Stansted to Heathrow, and will allow Aegean Airlines to offer 6 new onward connections from London Heathrow on BMI: Manchester, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Belfast and Dublin.


The partnership will also allow BMI, a member of the Star Alliance, to offer 4 new onward connections on Aegean Airlines at Athens: Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Chania and Rhodes.

All flights will carry both companies’ flight codes. Aegean Airlines’ flight code is ‘A3’ and BMI’s flight prefix is ‘BD’.

Although it won an award in 2009 in the huge, global Skytrax annual passenger-satisfaction survey for being Europe's best regional airline, Greece's Aegean Airlines mainly operates Airbus A320s and A321s. Aegean now is Greece's largest airline and in May 2010 becomes a full member of the Star Alliance

Although it won an award in 2009 in the huge, global Skytrax annual passenger-satisfaction survey for being Europe's best regional airline, Greece's Aegean Airlines mainly operates Airbus A320s and A321s. Aegean now is Greece's largest airline and in May 2010 becomes a full member of the Star Alliance

“BMI are delighted to team up with Aegean Airlines, whose high quality product and service ethic closely matches our own customer proposition, with an expansion that aligns very well to the further growth of our Star Alliance partnerships,” says Dominic Paul, managing director of BMI mainline. “We look forward to offering our customers the opportunity to travel on the new service between Heathrow and Athens, and in the future to further Greek destinations, as well as offering same terminal connections to and from our UK and Ireland destinations.”

Aegean Airlines is Greece’s largest airline. It currently operates a fleet of 33 aircraft with an average age of 2 years on its scheduled network. Aegean operates 52 routes to Greek and international destinations, performing 200 flights per day. Aegean has been accepted and is in the process of joining Star Alliance, the world’s largest airline alliance.  Earlier this year Aegean won the Skytrax World Airline award as the best regional airline in Europe for 2009.

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