Passenger traffic rises 19% in the first half of 2007


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Passenger traffic rises 19% in the first half of 2007

Passenger traffic rises 19% in the first half of 2007


In the first half of 2007 Aegean Airlines posted a 19% rise in passenger traffic, carrying 2,338,583 total passengers on 25,628 flights.

At the same time, passengers per flight rose to 91 from 89 in the comparable 2006 period. Passenger activity was dynamic during the first six months of the year as a result of healthy travel demand and continuous strengthening of the company’s brand awareness.
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detail, domestic traffic grew by 12%, with Aegean Airlines carrying 1,557,253
passengers compared to 1,388,356 passengers in the comparable 2006 period.
Growth in international routes was higher, reflecting efforts for further international
network expansion, with Aegean Airlines transferring 781,330 passengers, 35% more
compared to last year. The Greek air travel market continued to grow at a
faster pace than the more mature markets of Western Europe
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the first half of 2007, Aegean Airlines introduced new direct flights from Athens to Frankfurt and Munich,
code-shared with Lufthansa, doubled its frequencies to Milan
whilst it also enhanced frequencies to Sofia and
Bucharest. Aegean
Airlines’ customer-centric approach is well appreciated and continues to
yield positive results. The company has reinforced its position on the domestic
routes, where it has successfully stimulated demand for a second year with its
early booking offers. Aegean Airlines will continue to adhere to its successful
strategy of selective and focused international expansion on high-traffic
routes in Europe and growing regional markets.u003c/span>u003c/font>u003c/p>

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In more detail, domestic traffic grew by 12%, with Aegean Airlines carrying 1,557,253 passengers compared to 1,388,356 passengers in the comparable 2006 period. Growth in international routes was higher, reflecting efforts for further international network expansion, with Aegean Airlines transferring 781,330 passengers, 35% more compared to last year. The Greek air travel market continued to grow at a faster pace than the more mature markets of Western Europe and the company is in the best position to benefit from this growth.

During the first half of 2007, Aegean Airlines introduced new direct flights from Athens to Frankfurt and Munich, code-shared with Lufthansa, doubled its frequencies to Milan whilst it also enhanced frequencies to Sofia and Bucharest. Aegean Airlines’ customer-centric approach is well appreciated and continues to yield positive results. The company has reinforced its position on the domestic routes, where it has successfully stimulated demand for a second year with its early booking offers. Aegean Airlines will continue to adhere to its successful strategy of selective and focused international expansion on high-traffic routes in Europe and growing regional markets.

January –

January –

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2007

June 2006

in%

Total

Passengers

2,338,583

1,966,493

19%

Flights

25,628

22,078

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16%

Domestic

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Passengers

1,557,253

1,388,356

12%

International

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Passengers

781,330

578,137

35%

About Aegean Airlines

Aegean Airlines is a full service airline, having a leading domestic position in Greece and a growing presence in international scheduled routes between Greece and destinations in Europe and neighboring countries. The company offers its passengers premium services such as a dual-class cabin configuration, in-flight catering and reserved seating, while maintaining a lean cost structure. Aegean Airlines is also a Regional Partner of Lufthansa providing access for its passengers to Lufthansa’s global network. 


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Tel: +30 210 6161972
Fax: +30 210 6264029
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