Star Alliance partners Continental Airlines and
Aegean Airlines have started codesharing on Continental’s flights
between its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport
and Athens, as well as on selected flights operated by Aegean
Airlines in Europe.
Continental now places its “CO” code on selected
Aegean Airlines-operated flights between Athens and six leading
holiday destinations in Greece (Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Rhodes,
Mykonos, Santorini, Chania) and between Athens and Larnaca,
At a future date still to be determined, Continental will also
codeshare on Aegean flights between Athens and London/Heathrow,
United Kingdom, and Munich and Frankfurt, Germany. Pending
government approval, Continental will also codeshare on Aegean
flights between Athens and Paris/Charles de Gaulle, France, and
is now placing its “A3” code on Continental’s flights between New
York/Newark and Athens. Pending government approval, Aegean will
also codeshare on Continental flights from New York/Newark to
Paris/Charles de Gaulle and to Rome/Fiumicino.
“Aegean Airlines continues to expand its
codeshare strategy across the world. Thanks to this new
partnership with Continental Airlines we can now offer Greek
passengers a great travel solution to New York,” said Aegean
Airlines’ chief executive officer, Dimitris Gerogiannis. “This is
another example of the many new advantages our recent Star
Alliance membership offers our passengers.”
Because both Continental and Aegean Airlines are
members of Star Alliance, members of Continental’s frequent flyer
program, OnePass, and Aegean Airlines’ frequent flyer program,
Miles & Bonus, are able to earn and redeem mileage anywhere on
either airline’s global route network.
passengers, OnePass Star Alliance Gold members and Presidents Club
members traveling on a same-day Star Alliance member flight are
able to access Aegean Airlines Lounges at the flight’s departure
city, while Aegean Airlines Business Class passengers and Miles &
Bonus Star Alliance Gold members are able to access Continental’s
Presidents Club lounges worldwide prior to departure on a same-day
Star Alliance member flight.
Continental has been serving Athens since 2007.
The airline’s flights to New York/Newark are operated with Boeing
767-400ER aircraft with a total of 235 seats – 35 in the
award-winning BusinessFirst cabin and 200 in economy.
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