The FINANCIAL — AEGEAN, a Star Alliance member, continues its strategic development enhancing its flight network with two new additional routes to Riyadh and Tehran. The company inaugurated the new route to Riyadh on July 20th and the route to Tehran on July 22nd. AEGEAN is the first Greek carrier connecting the Iranian capital with Athens.
The flights from Athens to Riyadh take place every Monday and Thursday with a scheduled departure at 23:30 (local time) and arrival at Riyadh the next day at 02:05 (local time). Flights from Riyadh are scheduled to depart every Tuesday and Friday at 03:45 (local time) arriving in Athens at 07:25 (local time), according to Aegean Airlines.
Athens-Riyadh every Monday and Thursday A3 938 23:30 – 02:55
Riyadh-Athens every Tuesday and Friday A3 939 03:45 – 07:25
The flights from Athens to Tehran take place every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday with a scheduled departure at 20:15 (local time) arriving at Tehran the next day at 01:10 (local time). Flights from Tehran are scheduled to depart every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 02:00 (local time) arriving in Athens at 04:30 (local time).
Athens-Tehran Monday, Wednesday and Saturday Α3 948 20:15 – 01:10 Tehran-Athens every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday Α3 949 02:00 – 04:30
The new flights increase available choices for Greek passengers while providing travelers from Iran and Riyadh with easy access, through Athens, to a wide variety of popular European destinations. With these additional routes, Aegean completes the cycle of new destinations added in 2015, reaching 17 new destinations served. Aegean has a network of 134 destinations in 45 countries.
Mr. Dimitris Gerogiannis, Aegean’s CEO stated: “We continue with our policy of expanding routes to the Middle East in order to provide passengers from the region with easy access as well as enhance the interconnectedness of our hub in Athens. After adding Beirut and Amman in 2014, we have now added Riyadh and Tehran, marking the first time the Iranian capital is serviced by a Greek carrier. Assuming the Greek economy will stabilize, our goal is to further expand our network in 2016 as well.”
The new routes will be operated with Airbus A320 equipment, with its comfortably configured cabin in both Economy and Business Class. It is noted that AEGEAN received 3 brand new Α320ceos, during the end of June and beginning of July 2015, marking the total number of aircraft to 58.