Athens to Helsinki and to many other destinations. Image courtesy of Aegean Airlines.Aegean Airlines* is the biggest airline in Greece. It is a part of Star Alliance. It has three big hubs inside Greece and it flies to many destinations in Europe.The airline has been founded in 1987 and it has an excellent safety rating. Aegean Airlines fleet consists of short-haul planes and Aegean does not fly long-distance routes. Because the airline is based in the South Europe, it is not well-known in North Europe.
Aegean Airlines has a wide route network inside Europe. It flies almost to all big European capitals but some routes are seasonal. For example the route from Athens to Helsinki is operated only during spring and autumn. The good news is that flying with Aegean during summer time to and from other Southern European cities will make your vacation more enjoyable as you land to the famous most visited Greek cities such as Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes, Corfu, and Crete .
Aegean Airlines is not asking money for every services provided on-board. Expect to get a warm meal and free drinks during your short international flight. The meals are tasty Greek food. In addition, they are serving also really good desserts. Flying with Aegean feels pleasant even in the economy class. Of course on-board entertainment is also provided.
Aegean Airlines is a part of Star Alliance. They also have their own frequent flyer program called Miles+Bonus.Even though their own bonus system has often been rated really good, you can collect any Star Alliance miles like Lufthansa Miles&More points or SAS Eurobonus. Just choose the one that suits you the best.
If you are planning to do Aegean travelling we recommend you to choose Aegean Airlines*. They are also a good option when you fly from the North Europe to the South Europe because Athens is a good connecting point. If we lived in the South Europe we would fly with them often. It is coo to enjoy the Greek hospitality.