Eurowings and AEGEAN Airlines have unveiled a new partnership to market codeshare flights. This new partnership will boost leisure and business travel between Greece and Germany by offering enhanced customer options.

The bilateral codeshare agreement between AEGEAN and Eurowings offers passengers a great experience from a growing range of direct connections to the highly popular tourist regions of Greece and Germany. Selected flights operated by AEGEAN, the airline that knows Greece best, will also be bookable under Eurowings flight numbers, while Eurowings flights will also be available under AEGEAN flight numbers and marketed via the partner airline's respective channels.

In a first step, AEGEAN will assign its (A3) code to direct flights operated by Eurowings connecting Heraklion (Crete) and Thessaloniki with Eurowings bases in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. Eurowings, on the other hand, will assign its code to AEGEAN flights – directly connecting Athens and Thessaloniki with its bases in Germany and the Czech Republic. The plan of both airlines is to gradually expand the joint route offering.

Eurowings CEO Jens Bischof said: “The cooperation is part of our European growth strategy and strengthens our position as the largest German leisure airline. In the tradition of the Lufthansa Group, we stand for a cooperative approach that allows Europe to grow closer together. The agreement comes at exactly the right time, as we are currently recording the strongest incoming bookings in four years – a clear indication of how strongly the market will develop in the 2024 travel summer.”

Roland Jaggi, AEGEAN’s Chief Commercial Officer added: “We are very pleased with this codeshare agreement as it further expands our network, offers extended options to our customers and supports our commitment to create value through synergies with eminent partners. This collaboration creates new opportunities for our passengers and paves the way for another successful step for the benefit of both airlines and the Greek tourism industry as well”.

Pan-European focus with partners from the south
he codeshare agreement with AEGEAN complements the cooperation that Eurowings has been nurturing with the leading Czech airline Smartwings since 2021 and enables a growing number of direct connections from Prague for customers. Eurowings has also entered a sales partnership with the Spanish airline Volotea in 2023. It offers customers of both airlines more than 140 connections on the websites of the respective partner and thus access to a significantly larger range of travel options throughout Europe.