With the departure of A3 982, AEGEAN, the largest Greek carrier and a member of Star Alliance network, today inaugurated new direct service between Athens and Tbilisi, Georgia. AEGEAN will connect Athens to Tbilisi with 2 flights per week. Flight A3 982 will depart every Monday and Thursday from Athens International Airport at 00:25 and arrive at Tbilisi International airport at 04:20. Flight A3 983 will depart Tbilisi International Airport at 05:15 (local time) and arrive in Athens at 07:15. Flights to Tbilisi will be operated with a 168-seat, AIRBUS A320 aircraft featuring Business and Economy class service.
“With today’s launch we are now offering customers non-stop service to Tbilisi, the significant industrial, social, and cultural center of Georgia. Our flights from Tbilisi offer convenient connections over our base of Athens to an extensive network of more than 10 popular destinations throughout Greece as well as to a network of 14 international destinations.” said Dimitris Gerogiannis, Managing Director of Aegean Airlines. “Our new flights bring Athens, the capital of Greece closer to Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia creating new opportunities for trade and tourism. We look forward to strengthening the important business connections between Greece and Georgia and bring our hospitality to the people of Georgia”.
To celebrate the first flight of Aegean Airlines, Tbilisi International Airport, held a ceremony at Departure hall, while a special cake with logos of TAV Georgia and Aegean Airlines cut by TAV and AEGEAN representatives Together with other honorable guests, passengers departing with the first flight of AEGEAN from Tbilisi to Athens were invited to the ceremony.
Athens–Tbilisi, starting 11 June 2012
|Athens||Tbilisi||00:25||04:20||1 & 4||A320 or A319|
|Tbilisi||Athens||05:15||07:15||1 & 4||A320 or A319|
Source: Aegean Airlines
Aegean Airlines, a member of Star Alliance, is the largest Greek carrier, carrying 6.5 million passengers in 2011, the 3,52 million of those in International network. AEGEAN has been named “Best Regional Airline Europe” at the SKYTRAX 2011 World Airline Awards. Furthermore, the company has been repeatedly awarded by the Athens International Airport as the greatest contributor to the airport’s passenger volume increase. As a Star Alliance member, AEGEAN’s passengers can have increased connectivity to 1.293 destinations of Star Alliance network in 190 countries. Also, Miles & Bonus holders will collect and may use their miles to all the destinations of the 25 members of the Star Alliance. Additionally passengers who are Gold Card holders will have access to more than 950 lounges and other privileges around the world.Share