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New Aegean and Lufthansa cooperation increases connections from and to Thessaloniki and the Greek islands

On occasion of the Philoxenia Tourism trade fair in Thessaloniki, Aegean Airlines and Lufthansa German Airlines invited their business partners and tourism trade journalists…

On occasion of the Philoxenia Tourism trade fair in Thessaloniki, Aegean Airlines and Lufthansa German Airlines invited their business partners and tourism trade journalists at the stand of Aegean Airlines. Both airlines took the opportunity to launch their code share flights from Thessaloniki with the beginning of the winter timetable 2005/06. The Boeing 737-400 operated by Aegean Airlines takes off from Thessaloniki to Frankfurt carrying the joint flight numbers A3 530 and LH 5929. Also the daily Aegean Airlines flight from Thessaloniki to Munich is operated as a code share flight with Lufthansa.



Mr. Dimitris Gerogiannis, General Manager of Aegean Airlines, emphasized the great advantages the passengers of Aegean Airlines will receive: ” We are very proud of giving our passengers the opportunity to combine Aegean services with the high quality service, the experience and the state-of-the-art technology of Lufthansa German Airlines”.



Lufthansa comes back to Thessaloniki



Michael Suesser, Lufthansa General Manager Greece and Cyprus expressed his confidence in the strategic cooperation of both airlines. “We are very pleased about this cooperation and happy that we have found a strong and reliable partner in Aegean Airlines” he stated. “And we are especially happy that due to this cooperation we are back and again present in Thessaloniki, connecting the northern metropolis of Greece with the rest of the world”, he added. Meanwhile the Lufthansa representative for Thessaloniki, Mrs. Anastasia Fakidou, has built up close relation to the local Aegean Airlines team, headed by Mrs. Irini Sitiropoulou. Mrs Fakidou will be moving with her office to the new premises of Aegean within the next days.



Increased worldwide connections from and to Thessaloniki, Crete, Rhodes and other Greek islands



In total 82 daily flights within Greece and additional flights to Munich, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Brussels, Larnaca, Hanover, Berlin, Hamburg and Paris will be operated as code-share flights.

Apart from joint flight numbers, timetables have been coordinated in order to ensure seamless travel and comfortable connections between flights of both airlines. Starting today passengers can earn and redeem miles on both frequent flyer programs. Furthermore Business Class passengers have now access to the Lufthansa lounges as well as to Aegean lounges. With immediate effect passengers can also check-through to their final destinations on all Aegean and Lufthansa flights. Transferring smoothly within the Lufthansa Terminals in MUC and FRA as Aegean Airlines has moved in those with the beginning of the cooperation.

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