Aegean Airlines, Greece’s largest airline, has signed a deal with Airbus during a ceremony at Athens International Airport last week (Friday). The airline will be purchasing varieties of the Airbus A320neo, which includes 10 A321’s, 20 A320’s and 1 A319, with the option of a further 12 in future.
Aegean Chairman Eftichios Vassilakis said: “With the investment in new generation Airbus A320neo aircraft, we strengthen our competitiveness and provide a platform that empowers our people to further improve service to our passengers as well the, important, first impression we provide to visitors of our country.”
With the deal valued at $5bn, it is reportedly the largest private investment in Greece. Tom Enders of Airbus spoke of the growth Aegean has made over the last couple of decades and touched on the economic crisis the country has faced: “Aegean Airlines is a great example of a resilient and superbly managed airline. It has weathered the country’s financial crisis and come out of it much stronger than before”, he said.