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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
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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]

Airline

Operating Dates
[Renamed]  Aegean Airlines

1999 - 2001

^ 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]

^ Genealogy : Aegean Aviation >Aegean Airlines + Cronus Airlines =>Aegean Cronus Airline >Aegean Airlines

[Active]  Aegean Airlines (Aeroporia Aigaiou)

2002 - date

^ 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

^ Genealogy : Aegean Aviation >Aegean Airlines + Cronus Airlines =>Aegean Cronus Airline >Aegean Airlines

[Renamed]  Aegean Aviation

1977* - 1999

^ Comments : Aegean Aviation was formed in 1977 [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}.

^ Genealogy : Aegean Aviation >Aegean Airlines + Cronus Airlines =>Aegean Cronus Airline >Aegean Airlines

[Renamed]  Aegean Cronus Airlines

2001 - 2002

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Aegean Aviation >Aegean Airlines + Cronus Airlines =>Aegean Cronus Airline >Aegean Airlines

[Active]  Aeolian Airlines

2011 - date

^ Comments : Aeolian Airlines was founded in Feb2011 and commenced operations in Mar2011

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[Renamed]  Aero Metafora Ellados

1951* - 1951

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : >Olympic Airlines

[Began?]  Aerogenesis Air Services

(2011)

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[Inactive]  Aeroland

2005 - 2012

^ Comments : Aeroland was a low-cost freight carrier.formed in 2000

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[Inactive]  Aerospace One

2013 - 2013

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[Inactive]  Afrek

1976 - 1983

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[Renamed]  Agapitos Airlines

1997* - 1998*

^ Comments : Kara Air was previously known as Agapitos Airlines

^ Genealogy : Agapitos Airlines >Kara Air

[Began?]  Air Cruise

(2006)

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[Inactive]  Air go

2008 - 2011

^ Comments : Air go started operations in Sep2008 & ceased its operations at the end of Oct2011

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[Renamed]  Air Greece

1994 - 1999

^ Comments : Air Greece was formed in 1994

^ Genealogy : Air Greece >>Aegean Airlines + Cronus Airlines =>Aegean Cronus Airline >Aegean Airlines

[Status?]  Air Heliades

2000* - 2000*

^ Comments : Air Heliades operated charter flights around 2000

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[Active]  Air Intersalonika

1998* - date

^ Comments : Air Intersalonika had its operating license issued in 1998. Air Ambulance/Medevac, Passenger, Sightseeing &Leisure

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[Inactive]  Air Manos

1999 - 2000*

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[Active]  Air Mediterranean

2017 - date

^ Comments : Air Mediterranean has been granted its AOC by the Greek authorities & has started operations

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[Inactive]  Air Miles

2002* - 2004

^ Comments : Air Miles was formed in 2002

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[Status?]  Air Power

1997* - 2000*

^ Comments : Air Power was formed in 1997

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[Inactive]  AirSea Lines

2004 - 2009

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[Inactive]  Alexandair

2005 - 2007

^ Comments : Alexandair was formed in 2005 & ceased operations on 07Feb2007

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[Inactive]  Apollo Airlines (Apollo Airways)

1995 - 1997

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[Inactive]  Argo Airways

2009 - 2010

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[Inactive]  Armadora

1998* - 1998*

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[Active]  Astra Airlines

2008 - date

^ Comments : Astra Airlines is a charter airline based in Thessaloniki, Greece and is backed by Greek tour operator Interaviator

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[Inactive]  Athens Airways

2009 - 2010

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[Active]  Aviator Airways

1996* - date

^ Comments : Aviator Airways was formed in 1992

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[Inactive]  Axon Airlines

1998 - 2001

^ Comments : Axon Airlines ceased operations in late 2001 due to financial problems, probably the terrorist attack in the USA

^ Genealogy : Cosmos Airlines >Axon Airlines

[Began?]  Blue Star

(2005)

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[Active]  BlueBird Airways

2008 - date

^ Comments :  

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[Began?]  Ciel Airlines

(2010)

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[Renamed]  Cosmos Airlines

1998 - 1998

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Cosmos Airlines >Axon Airlines

[Inactive]  Cretan Airlines

1991* - 1995

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[Began?]  Cretan Airways

(2001*)

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[Renamed]  Cronus Airlines

1994 - 2001

^ 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]

^ Genealogy : Aegean Aviation >Aegean Airlines + Cronus Airlines =>Aegean Cronus Airline >Aegean Airlines

[Inactive]  Electra Airlines

2000 - 2003

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[Began?]  Elite Airlines

(2008)

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[Active]  EllinAir

2014 - date

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[Active]  Epsilon Aviation

2008* - date

^ Comments : Epsilon Aviation is a cargo, passenger & ambulance services out of Athens International Airport (ATH)

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[Inactive]  Euro Mediterranean Airways (Mediterranean Airways)

1992 - 1992

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[Inactive]  EuroAir

1995 - 2009

^ Comments : EuroAir was a charter operator on domestic and international services.

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[Renamed]  First Airways

2011 - 2012

^ Comments : Minoan Air was established in Sep2011 as First Airways. Received its AOC in Dec2011. Launched services on 01Jun2012 & ceased in Nov2015

^ Genealogy : First Airways >Minoan Air

[Inactive]  Fly Hellas

2011 - 2011

^ Comments : Fly Hellas operations commenced on 01Feb2010 with a single McDonnell Douglas MD-83 as Viking Hellas Aviation. Ceased operations on 05Dec2011

^ Genealogy : Viking Hellas Aviation >Fly Hellas

[Renamed]  Free Airways

2009 - 2010*

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[Renamed]  G.A.T. (Greek Air Transport)(Hellenic Airlines)

1947* - 1951

^ Comments : GAT (Hellenic Airlines) was formed in 1947 & merged into TAE-Greek National Airlines in 1951

^ Genealogy : T.A.E. + Hellas + GAT =>TAE-Greek National Airlines.>Olympic Airways >Olympic Airlines +>Olympic Air

[Active]  GainJet

2006* - date

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[Inactive]  Galaxy Airways

1999 - 2001

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[Inactive]  Gee Bee Air

2003 - 2004

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[Inactive]  Greece Airways

2004 - 2006

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[Began?]  Greenjet Airlines

(2013)

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[Inactive]  HEES (Helliniki Etairia Enaerion Sygkoinonion)

1931 - 1940

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[Renamed]  Hellas

1951* - 1951

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : T.A.E. + Hellas + GAT =>TAE-Greek National Airlines.>Olympic Airways >Olympic Airlines +>Olympic Air

[Began?]  Hellas Airlines

(2013)

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[Began?]  Hellas Aviation

(2009)

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[Inactive]  Hellas Jet

2003 - 2010

^ Comments : Hellas Jet first flight was operated from Athens on 24Jun2003

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[Inactive]  Hellas Wings

1998* - 2006*

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[Inactive]  Hellenic Air

1999* - 1999*

^ Comments :  

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[Inactive]  Hellenic Imperial Airways

2007 - 2012

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[Began?]  Hellenic Seaplanes

(2016)

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[Inactive]  Hellenic Star Airlines

1999* - 2006*

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[Renamed]  Hermes Airlines

2011 - 2016

^ Comments : Hermes Airlines was formed on the 24May2011. Ceased operations on 15Feb2016 but hopes to restart

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  Interjet Hellenic Aviation

1992 - 2013

^ Comments :  

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[Began?]  Ionia Air

(2005)

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[Began?]  Ionian Airways (Ionian Airlines)

(2006)

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[Inactive]  Jonian Airways

1971 - 1972

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[Began?]  JP Air

(2007)

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[Renamed]  KAL Aviation (Calavia)

1993* - 2000*

^ Comments : KAL Aviation was an Athens based air taxi operator using BN Islander aircraft

^ Genealogy : +>Epsilon Aviation

[Began?]  Kara Air

(1998*)

^ Comments : Kara Air was previously known as Agapitos Airlines

^ Genealogy : Agapitos Airlines >Kara Air

[Began?]  Macedonian Airlines

(2010)

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[Renamed]  Macedonian Airlines

1992* - 2003

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Macedonian Airlines + Olympic Aviation + Olympic Airways >Olympic Airlines

[Active]  Mediterranean Air Freight

2003 - date

^ 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

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[Inactive]  Meelad Air

2008 - 2014*

^ 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

^ Genealogy :  

[Began?]  Mido Aviation Group

(2002)

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[Inactive]  Minoan Air

2013 - 2015

^ Comments : Minoan Air was established in Sep2011 as First Airways. Received its AOC in Dec2011. Launched services on 01Jun2012 & ceased in Nov2015

^ Genealogy : First Airways >Minoan Air

[Planned]  Naxosair

2017 >

^ Comments : Naxosair intends to start operations in 2017

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  Olympic Air

2009 - date

^ Comments : Olympic Air was rebranded from Pantheon Airways (2008-2008). Commenced limited operations on 29Sep2009, after Olympic Airlines ceased all operations

^ Genealogy : Pantheon Airways >Olympic Air

[Inactive]  Olympic Airlines

2003 - 2009

^ Comments : State-owned airline Olympic Airlines ceased operation on 29Sep2009 and is replaced Olympic Air, which commenced operations on the same day

^ Genealogy : Olympic Airways +>Olympic Air

[Renamed]  Olympic Airways

1957 - 2003

^ 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

^ Genealogy : T.A.E. + Hellas + GAT =>TAE-Greek National Airlines.>Olympic Airways >Olympic Airlines +>Olympic Air

[Renamed]  Olympic Aviation

1971 - 2003

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : +>Olympic Air

[Active]  Olympus Airways

2016 - date

^ Comments : Olympus Airways was formed on the 07Apr2015 & started operations in 2016

^ Genealogy :  

[Active]  orange2fly

2016 - date

^ Comments : orange2fly was established in Sep2015 & took delivery of its first aircraft, an A.320-200, in Jun2016. Started operations in 2016

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  Pantheon Airways

2008 - 2008

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Pantheon Airways >Olympic Air

[Inactive]  Princess Airlines

1998* - 1999

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Venus Airlines >Princess Airlines

[Began?]  Rhodian Air

(2016)

^ Comments : Rhodian Air is a Rhodes-based start-up looking to commence island-hopper flights throughout the region in 2016

^ Genealogy :  

[Inactive]  SEEA (South East European Airways)

1993* - 1994

^ Comments :  

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[Active]  Sky Express

2005 - date

^ Comments : Sky Express operations started in Jul2005

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[Inactive]  Sky Wings

2006 - 2012

^ 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

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[Inactive]  Skybus Airways

1995 - 2000

^ Comments :  

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[Inactive]  Skygreece Airlines

2014 - 2015

^ Comments : Skygreece Airlines suspended operations following a series of transatlantic flight cancellations on 27Aug2015

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[Inactive]  Summer Express

Mid 1990s

^ Comments :  

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[Active]  Swiftair Hellas

2003 - date

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy :  

[Renamed]  T.A.E. (Technical and Aeronautical Exploitations)

1951 - 1951

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : T.A.E. + Hellas + GAT =>TAE-Greek National Airlines.>Olympic Airways >Olympic Airlines +>Olympic Air

[Renamed]  TAE-Greek National Airlines

1951 - 1957

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : T.A.E. + Hellas + GAT =>TAE-Greek National Airlines.>Olympic Airways >Olympic Airlines +>Olympic Air

[Status?]  TEA Airlines

1998* - 1998*

^ Comments :  

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[Inactive]  Transeuropean Airlines

2004* - 2004*

^ Comments :  

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[Renamed]  Venus Airlines

1993* - 1998*

^ Comments :  

^ Genealogy : Venus Airlines >Princess Airlines

[Inactive]  Ver-Avia

2002* - 2009*

^ Comments : Ver-Avia was an Athens based freight carrier

^ Genealogy : +>Epsilon Aviation

[Renamed]  Viking Hellas Aviation

2010 - 2011

^ Comments : Fly Hellas operations commenced on 01Feb2010 with a single McDonnell Douglas MD-83 as Viking Hellas Aviation. Ceased operations on 05Dec2011

^ Genealogy : Viking Hellas Aviation >Fly Hellas

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