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Greece is a country in south-eastern Europe, occupying the southernmost part of the Balkan Peninsula and numerous islands. It is bordered on the northwest by Albania, on the north by the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and by Bulgaria, on the northeast by Turkey, on the east by the Aegean Sea, on the south by the Mediterranean Sea, and on the west by the Ionian Sea. The total area is 131,957 sq km (50,949 sq mi), of which about one-fifth is composed of islands in the Aegean and Ionian seas. Athens is the capital and largest city

Latest updates

 

April 24, 2017

Mediterranean Air Freight is an Athens based cargo carrier that is still 'Active' [status change]

April 24, 2017

Air Mediterranean has started operations [status change]

December 29, 2016

orange2fly, established in Sep2015, started operations in 2016 [status change]

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline

Aegean Airlines  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1999 - 2001
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aegean Aviation >Aegean Airlines + Cronus Airlines =>Aegean Cronus Airline >Aegean Airlines
Comments : Aegean Airlines first flight from Athens to Heraklion and Thessaloniki on 28May1999 [AEGEAN AIRLINES was an Athens based regional airline that was formed as AEGEAN AVIATION. This was VIP/business air operation Renamed to current name when scheduled services started. Merged with Air Greece and retains titles and colours] [AEGEAN AIRLINES was renamed from AEGEAN CRONUS AIRLINES after the full integration of the two airlines. ACA was the name given to the merged AEGEAN AIRLINES and CRONUS AIRLINES in 2001]
Aegean Airlines (Aeroporia Aigaiou)  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2002 - date
Airline Code : A3 : AEE
Genealogy : Aegean Aviation >Aegean Airlines + Cronus Airlines =>Aegean Cronus Airline >Aegean Airlines
Comments : AEGEAN AIRLINES was renamed from AEGEAN CRONUS AIRLINES after the full integration of the two airlines. ACA was the name given to the merged AEGEAN AIRLINES and CRONUS AIRLINES in 2001. Scheduled and charter services from Athens and Thessaloniki to various destinations
Aegean Aviation  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1977* - 1999
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aegean Aviation >Aegean Airlines + Cronus Airlines =>Aegean Cronus Airline >Aegean Airlines
Comments : No further information at this time
Aegean Cronus Airlines  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2001 - 2002
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aegean Aviation >Aegean Airlines + Cronus Airlines =>Aegean Cronus Airline >Aegean Airlines
Comments : Scheduled and charter services from Athens and Thessaloniki to various destinations [AEGEAN AIRLINES is an Athens based regional airline that was formed as AEGEAN AVIATION. This was VIP/business air operation Renamed to current name when scheduled services started. . Merged with AIR GREECE but retains titles and colours] [AEGEAN AIRLINES was renamed from AEGEAN CRONUS AIRLINES after the full integration of the two airlines. ACA was the name given to the merged AEGEAN AIRLINES and CRONUS AIRLINES in 2001]
Aeolian Airlines   
Status : Active

Dates :

2011 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aeolian Airlines was founded in Feb2011 and commenced operations in Mar2011
Aero Metafora Ellados  last update: 2017
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1951* - 1951
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Olympic Airlines
Comments : [OLYMPIC AIRLINES was founded in 1957 as OLYMPIC AIRWAYS when Aristotle Onassis took over TAE-Greek National Airlines (founded 1951 through a merger of TAE, HELLAS & AERO METAFORA ELLADOS). Renamed in late 2003, integrating the operations of OLYMPIC AIRWAYS, OLYMPIC AVIATION and MACEDONIAN AIRLINES].
Aerogenesis Air Services   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2011)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aeroland   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2005 - 2012
Airline Code : 3S : AEN
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aeroland was a low-cost freight carrier.formed in 2000
Aerospace One   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2013 - 2013
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Afrek   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1976 - 1983
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Agapitos Airlines   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1997* - 1998*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Agapitos Airlines >Kara Air
Comments : Kara Air was previously known as Agapitos Airlines
Air Cruise   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2006)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air go   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008 - 2011
Airline Code : 4A : AGS
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air go started operations in Sep2008 & ceased its operations at the end of Oct2011
Air Greece   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1994 - 1999
Airline Code : JG : ---
Genealogy : Air Greece >>Aegean Airlines + Cronus Airlines =>Aegean Cronus Airline >Aegean Airlines
Comments : Air Greece was formed in 1994
Air Heliades   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2000* - 2000*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Heliades operated charter flights around 2000
Air Intersalonika  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

1998* - date
Airline Code : -- : NSK
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Intersalonika had its operating license issued in 1998. Air Ambulance/Medevac, Passenger, Sightseeing &Leisure
Air Manos   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999 - 2000*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Air Mediterranean  last update: 2017 x2
Status : Active

Dates :

2017 - date
Airline Code : MV : MAR
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Mediterranean has been granted its AOC by the Greek authorities & has started operations. Intends to start scheduled operations in 4Q2017
Air Miles   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002* - 2004
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Miles was formed in 2002
Air Power   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1997* - 2000*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Power was formed in 1997
AirSea Lines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004 - 2009
Airline Code : -- : PEV
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Alexandair   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2005 - 2007
Airline Code : -- : AXN
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Alexandair was formed in 2005 & ceased operations on 07Feb2007
Apollo Airlines (Apollo Airways)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995 - 1997
Airline Code : K6 : AOA
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Argo Airways   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2009 - 2010
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Armadora   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998* - 1998*
Airline Code : -- : SIK
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Astra Airlines  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2008 - date
Airline Code : A2 : AZI
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Astra Airlines is a charter airline based in Thessaloniki, Greece and is backed by Greek tour operator Interaviator
Athens Airways   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2009 - 2010
Airline Code : ZF : ATW
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aviator Airways   
Status : Active

Dates :

1996* - date
Airline Code : -- : AVW
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aviator Airways was formed in 1992
Axon Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998 - 2001
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Cosmos Airlines >Axon Airlines
Comments : Axon Airlines ceased operations in late 2001 due to financial problems, probably the terrorist attack in the USA
Blue Bird Airways  last update: 11Nov2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2008 - date
Airline Code : BZ : BBG
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Blue Bird Airways was formed in 2008 (Scheduled & charter flights launched at Greece from 2008 with headquarters based in Heraklion International Airport)
Blue Star   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2005)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Ciel Airlines   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2010)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Cosmos Airlines   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1998 - 1998
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Cosmos Airlines >Axon Airlines
Comments : No further information at this time
Cretan Airlines  last update: 11Nov2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991* - 1995
Airline Code : C5 : KFT
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : International and regional airlime based in Crete. Eventually ceased operating
Cretan Airways   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2001*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Cronus Airlines   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1994 - 2001
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aegean Aviation >Aegean Airlines + Cronus Airlines =>Aegean Cronus Airline >Aegean Airlines
Comments : Cronus was founded in 1994 & began operations in Apr1994. Fully integrated under the Aegean Airlines brand on 28Oct2001 [AEGEAN AIRLINES was renamed from AEGEAN CRONUS AIRLINES after the full integration of the two airlines. ACA was the name given to the merged AEGEAN AIRLINES and CRONUS AIRLINES in 2001]
Electra Airlines  last update: 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2000 - 2003
Airline Code : -- : ELD
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Electra Airlines was formed in 200, based at Athens offering world-wide charters
Elite Airlines   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2008)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
EllinAir  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Airline Code : EL: : ELB
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : EllinAir was established on 19 February 2013 and its first flight was operated in February 2014. It is headquartered in Thessaloniki
Epsilon Aviation   
Status : Active

Dates :

2008* - date
Airline Code : -- : GRV
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Epsilon Aviation is a cargo, passenger & ambulance services out of Athens International Airport (ATH)
Euro Mediterranean Airways (Mediterranean Airways)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992 - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
EuroAir  last update: 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995 - 2009
Airline Code : 6M : EUP
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : EuroAir was a charter operator on domestic and international services.
First Airways   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2011 - 2012
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : First Airways >Minoan Air
Comments : Minoan Air was established in Sep2011 as First Airways. Received its AOC in Dec2011. Launched services on 01Jun2012 & ceased in Nov2015
Fly Hellas   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2011 - 2011
Airline Code : VQ : VKH
Genealogy : Viking Hellas Aviation >Fly Hellas
Comments : Fly Hellas operations commenced on 01Feb2010 with a single McDonnell Douglas MD-83 as Viking Hellas Aviation. Ceased operations on 05Dec2011
Free Airways   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2009 - 2010*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
G.A.T. (Greek Air Transport)(Hellenic Airlines)   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1947* - 1951
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : T.A.E. + Hellas + GAT =>TAE-Greek National Airlines.>Olympic Airways >Olympic Airlines +>Olympic Air
Comments : GAT (Hellenic Airlines) was formed in 1947 & merged into TAE-Greek National Airlines in 1951
GainJet   
Status : Active

Dates :

2006* - date
Airline Code : -- : GNJ
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Galaxy Airways   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999 - 2001
Airline Code : 9G : GLX
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Gee Bee Air  last update: 03Nov2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003 - 2004
Airline Code : -- : GEB
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Domestic services from Athens
Greece Airways   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004 - 2006
Airline Code : 1X : GRE
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Greenjet Airlines   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2013)
Airline Code : -- : GRN
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
HEES (Helliniki Etairia Enaerion Sygkoinonion)  last update: 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1931 - 1940
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : HEES (Helliniki Etairia Enaerion Sygkoinonion) operated domestic services in Greece. The airline was also known under the French name of Société Hellénique des Communications Aériennes (SHCA)
Hellas   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1951* - 1951
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : T.A.E. + Hellas + GAT =>TAE-Greek National Airlines.>Olympic Airways >Olympic Airlines +>Olympic Air
Comments : No further information at this time
Hellas Airlines   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2013)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Hellas Aviation   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2009)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Hellas Jet  last update: 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003 - 2010
Airline Code : HJ : HEJ
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Hellas Jet first flight was operated from Athens on 24Jun2003 (Scheduled flights from Athens to various points in Europe)
Hellas Wings   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Hellenic Air   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999* - 1999*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Hellenic Imperial Airways   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2007 - 2012
Airline Code : HT : IMP
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Hellenic Seaplanes   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2016)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Hellenic Star Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Hermes Airlines  last update: 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2011 - 2016
Airline Code : H3 : HRM
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Hermes Airlines was formed on the 24May2011. Ceased operations on 15Feb2016
Interjet Hellenic Aviation   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992 - 2013
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Ionia Air   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2005)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Ionian Airways (Ionian Airlines)   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2006)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Jonian Airways   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1971 - 1972
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
JP Air   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2007)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
KAL Aviation (Calavia)   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1993* - 2000*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : +>Epsilon Aviation
Comments : KAL Aviation was an Athens based air taxi operator using BN Islander aircraft
Kara Air   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1998*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Agapitos Airlines >Kara Air
Comments : Kara Air was previously known as Agapitos Airlines
Macedonian Airlines (i)   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1992* - 2003
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Macedonian Airlines + Olympic Aviation + Olympic Airways >Olympic Airlines
Comments : No further information at this time
Macedonian Airlines (ii)   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2010)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Mediterranean Air Freight  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2003 - date
Airline Code : -- : MDF
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Mediterranean Air Freight is an Athens based cargo carrierthat is now owned by Swiftair. It was founded in 2002 & started operations in Jul2003 mainly servicing the Greek domestic market
Meelad Air  last update: 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2008 - 2014*
Airline Code : -- : MEL
Genealogy : Meelad Air (Jordan) >Meelad Air (Greece)
Comments : Meelad Air was established in Jordan, but applied in May2009 to the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority for an AOC, which it received on 08Mar2011 (Charter airline based in Amman Queen Alia International. Private carrier specialising in short and long-term aircraft leasing, charter and aviation support services)
Mido Aviation Group   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2002)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Minoan Air   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2013 - 2015
Airline Code : -- : MAV
Genealogy : First Airways >Minoan Air
Comments : Minoan Air was established in Sep2011 as First Airways. Received its AOC in Dec2011. Launched services on 01Jun2012 & ceased in Nov2015
Naxosair   
Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Naxosair intends to start operations in 2017
Olympic Air   
Status : Active

Dates :

2009 - date
Airline Code : OA : OAL
Genealogy : Pantheon Airways >Olympic Air
Comments : Olympic Air was rebranded from Pantheon Airways (2008-2008). Commenced limited operations on 29Sep2009, after Olympic Airlines ceased all operations
Olympic Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003 - 2009
Airline Code : OA : OAL
Genealogy : Olympic Airways +>Olympic Air
Comments : State-owned airline Olympic Airlines ceased operation on 29Sep2009 and is replaced Olympic Air, which commenced operations on the same day
Olympic Airways   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1957 - 2003
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : T.A.E. + Hellas + GAT =>TAE-Greek National Airlines.>Olympic Airways >Olympic Airlines +>Olympic Air
Comments : Olympic Airways was created by shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, from the ashes of bankrupt state airline T. A. E. on 06Apr1957. Renamed to Olympic Airlines on 12Dec2003
Olympic Aviation   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1971 - 2003
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : +>Olympic Air
Comments : No further information at this time
Olympus Airways   
Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Olympus Airways was formed on the 07Apr2015 & started operations in 2016
orange2fly   
Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : orange2fly was established in Sep2015 & took delivery of its first aircraft, an A.320-200, in Jun2016. Started operations in 2016
Pantheon Airways   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2008 - 2008
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Pantheon Airways >Olympic Air
Comments : No further information at this time
Princess Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998* - 1999
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Venus Airlines >Princess Airlines
Comments : No further information at this time
Rhodian Air   
Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2016)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Rhodian Air is a Rhodes-based start-up looking to commence island-hopper flights throughout the region in 2016
SEEA (South East European Airways)   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993* - 1994
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Sky Express   
Status : Active

Dates :

2005 - date
Airline Code : CQ : SHE
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Sky Express operations started in Jul2005
Sky Wings  last update: 2017
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2006 - 2012
Airline Code : GQ : SHE
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Sky Wings was established as a joint venture between Greek investors and Ukrainian charter carrier Khors Aircompany in 2004. Initially operated exclusively for tour operator Seguro Holidays. Operations started Feb2006 & suspended on 15Nov2012
Skybus Airways   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995 - 2000
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Skygreece Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2014 - 2015
Airline Code : GW : SGR
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Skygreece Airlines suspended operations following a series of transatlantic flight cancellations on 27Aug2015
Summer Express   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

Mid 1990s
Airline Code : -- : EUH
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Swiftair Hellas  last update: 2017
Status : Active

Dates :

2003 - date
Airline Code : -- : MDF
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
T.A.E. (Technical and Aeronautical Exploitations)   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1951 - 1951
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : T.A.E. + Hellas + GAT =>TAE-Greek National Airlines.>Olympic Airways >Olympic Airlines +>Olympic Air
Comments : No further information at this time
TAE-Greek National Airlines   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1951 - 1957
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : T.A.E. + Hellas + GAT =>TAE-Greek National Airlines.>Olympic Airways >Olympic Airlines +>Olympic Air
Comments : No further information at this time
TEA Airlines   
Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1998* - 1998*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Transeuropean Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004* - 2004*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Venus Airlines   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1993* - 1998*
Airline Code : V4 : VER
Genealogy : Venus Airlines >Princess Airlines
Comments : No further information at this time
Ver-Avia   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2002* - 2009*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : +>Epsilon Aviation
Comments : Ver-Avia was an Athens based freight carrier
Viking Hellas Aviation   
Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2010 - 2011
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Viking Hellas Aviation >Fly Hellas
Comments : Fly Hellas operations commenced on 01Feb2010 with a single McDonnell Douglas MD-83 as Viking Hellas Aviation. Ceased operations on 05Dec2011
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