Aegean Airlines will begin service to seven new international destinations from its hub in Athens in 2019, it announced in a statement on Wednesday.
According to the company, Athens will be directly connected to Marrakesh, Casablanca, Ibiza, Valencia, Sarajevo, Tunis and Skopje, while another flight will be added on the Thessaloniki-Hannover route.
The company is planning on increasing seat capacity by 700,000 on the international market. This will bringing the airline’s capacity on international routes up to 10.3 million, and on all its routes to 17.7 million, during the year 2019.
The seating capacity will be increased as part of its year-round operations, but it will be more pronounced during the winter months and the “shoulder seasons” of April, May and October.
The company also announced that it will offer more flights, and capacity, between Athens and leading European destinations such as Munich, Dusseldorf, Berlin, Hamburg, Zurich, Vienna, Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon and Porto.
In addition, many other routes, including Athens to Luxembourg, Malta, Venice, Bologna, Naples, Catania and Malaga, will begin operation earlier in the season or with increased capacity.
Aegean also said that it is considering increasing the number of seats on routes within the Balkan and East European markets.
Aegean CEO Dimitris Gerogiannis said that the airline is responding to new accommodation investments in tourism and it is working toward extending the tourist season. In addition, there is now an increased utilization of Aegean’s investments into aircraft and technology.