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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]

Airlines

Aegean Airlines  updated
Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  
Aegean Airlines (Aeroporia Aigaiou)  updated
Status : Active

Dates :

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
Airline Code : A3 : AEE
Aegean Aviation  updated
Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Dates :

2001 - 2002
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]
Genealogy : Aegean Aviation >Aegean Airlines + Cronus Airlines =>Aegean Cronus Airline >Aegean Airlines
Airline Code :  
Aeolian Airlines   
Status : Active

Dates :

2011 - date
Comments : Aeolian Airlines was founded in Feb2011 and commenced operations in Mar2011
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Aero Metafora Ellados   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1951* - 1951
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy : >Olympic Airlines
Airline Code :  
Aerogenesis Air Services   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2011)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Aeroland   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

2013 - 2013
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Afrek   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

(2006)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Air go   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

2000* - 2000*
Comments : Air Heliades operated charter flights around 2000
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Air Intersalonika  updated
Status : Active

Dates :

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

Dates :

1999 - 2000*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Air Mediterranean  updated
Status : Active

Dates :

2017 - date
Comments : Air Mediterranean has been granted its AOC by the Greek authorities & has started operations
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Air Miles   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

2004 - 2009
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : PEV
Alexandair   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

2009 - 2010
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Armadora   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1998* - 1998*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : SIK
Astra Airlines  updated
Status : Active

Dates :

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

Dates :

2009 - 2010
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : ZF : ATW
Aviator Airways   
Status : Active

Dates :

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

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  
Blue Star   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2005)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
BlueBird Airways   
Status : Active

Dates :

2008 - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : BZ : BBG
Ciel Airlines   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2010)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Cosmos Airlines   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

1998 - 1998
Comments :  
Genealogy : Cosmos Airlines >Axon Airlines
Airline Code :  
Cretan Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991* - 1995
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : C5 : KFT
Cretan Airways   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2001*)
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Cronus Airlines   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  
Electra Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2000 - 2003
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : ELD
Elite Airlines   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2008)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
EllinAir  updated
Status : Active

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

1992 - 1992
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
EuroAir  updated
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  
Fly Hellas   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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
Airline Code : VQ : VKH
Free Airways   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

2009 - 2010*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
G.A.T. (Greek Air Transport)(Hellenic Airlines)   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  
GainJet   
Status : Active

Dates :

2006* - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : GNJ
Galaxy Airways   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999 - 2001
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : 9G : GLX
Gee Bee Air   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003 - 2004
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : GEB
Greece Airways   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004 - 2006
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : 1X : GRE
Greenjet Airlines   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2013)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : GRN
HEES (Helliniki Etairia Enaerion Sygkoinonion)  updated
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1931 - 1940
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)
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Hellas   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Dates :

(2013)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Hellas Aviation   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2009)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Hellas Jet  updated
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

2007 - 2012
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : HT : IMP
Hellenic Seaplanes   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2016)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Hellenic Star Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999* - 2006*
Comments : No further information at this time
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Hermes Airlines  updated
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

(2005)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Ionian Airways (Ionian Airlines)   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2006)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Jonian Airways   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

1971 - 1972
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
JP Air   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2007)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
KAL Aviation (Calavia)   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

(2010)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Mediterranean Air Freight  updated
Status : Active

Dates :

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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : MDF
Meelad Air  updated
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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 (Charter airline based in Amman Queen Alia International. Private carrier specialising in short and long-term aircraft leasing, charter and aviation support services)
Genealogy : Meelad Air (Jordan) >Meelad Air (Greece)
Airline Code : -- : MEL
Mido Aviation Group   
Status : Not started

Dates :

(2002)
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Minoan Air   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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
Airline Code : -- : MAV
Naxosair   
Status : Planned

Dates :

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

Dates :

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
Airline Code : OA : OAL
Olympic Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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
Airline Code : OA : OAL
Olympic Airways   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  
Olympic Aviation   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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 :  
Airline Code :  
Pantheon Airways   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

2008 - 2008
Comments :  
Genealogy : Pantheon Airways >Olympic Air
Airline Code :  
Princess Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

2005 - date
Comments : Sky Express operations started in Jul2005
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : CQ : SHE
Sky Wings  updated
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : GQ : SHE
Skybus Airways   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

Mid 1990s
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : EUH
Swiftair Hellas  updated
Status : Active

Dates :

2003 - date
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code : -- : MDF
T.A.E. (Technical and Aeronautical Exploitations)   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

1998* - 1998*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Transeuropean Airlines   
Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004* - 2004*
Comments :  
Genealogy :  
Airline Code :  
Venus Airlines   
Status : Renamed

Dates :

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

Dates :

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

Dates :

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
Airline Code :  
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