AIR TO STAYEmirates and AEGEAN Expand Codeshare Agreement, Following One Year of Successful Partnership

Athens, Greece – Emirates and AEGEAN airlines on Tuesday announced a significant expansion of their codeshare agreement, coinciding with the celebration of their one-year partnership that has already benefited more than 16,800 passengers. The new phase of their collaboration introduces the Athens-New York (Newark) route, providing travelers with enhanced connectivity and seamless journeys between destinations.

Dimitris Gerogiannis, AEGEAN’s CEO (left) and Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Chief Commercial Officer (right) at a joint press conference in Athens. | Credit:

The Emirates and AEGEAN codeshare partnership was initially launched in August 2022, offering passengers a hassle-free booking experience across both airlines’ networks. Emirates passengers can now enjoy a stopover in Athens before taking advantage of AEGEAN’s extensive connections to popular Greek and European destinations. Similarly, AEGEAN travelers gain access to Emirates flights between Athens and Dubai, as well as to flights connecting Athens and Newark.

This strategic alliance has allowed passengers to book travel itineraries with ease, using a single ticket and one baggage policy. Customers can access a combined network of over 200 destinations globally, with AEGEAN offering flights to 17 domestic destinations and 53 additional points in regional Europe and the Middle East from its Athens hub, while Emirates extends its global reach to more than 140 destinations across six continents from its Dubai hub.

Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Chief Commercial Officer, expressed his enthusiasm for the expanded partnership: “We value AEGEAN as a partner and believe that by adding more routes to our joint network, we’ll be able to benefit even more customers, offering them convenient travel options and our world-class products and services.”

Emirates and AEGEAN announced the expansion of their codeshare agreement, to include the Athens-New York (Newark) route at a press conference held in Athens. Shown here is Dimitris Gerogiannis, AEGEAN’s Chief Executive Officer (left from centre); Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Chief Commercial Officer (centre); and Roland Jaggi, Aegean’s Chief Commercial Officer (right from centre). | Credit:

Emirates has been consistently expanding its network through partnerships, with 29 codeshare and 117 interline agreements in over 100 countries. This extensive collaboration allows travelers seamless connectivity to over 5,250 destinations beyond Emirates’ network.

Dimitris Gerogiannis, CEO of AEGEAN, highlighted the positive impact of the alliance: “The harmonious collaboration between Emirates and AEGEAN sets a remarkable precedent for a seamless travel experience for our passengers and paves the way for another successful step for the benefit of both airlines and the Greek tourism industry as well.”

Emirates is renowned as a global airline with a modern and extensive fleet, including the world’s largest number of Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft. The airline has consistently received accolades for excellence in its operations, having been named World Class Airline at The APEX Official Airline Ratings™ awards and earning a Five Star Airline rating by APEX.

AEGEAN, along with its subsidiary Olympic Air, carried 12.5 million passengers in 2022 and plans to offer a total of 18 million seats in 2023. The airline operates a network of 165 destinations across 46 countries, utilizing a fleet of 76 aircraft, including the latest Airbus A320 and A321 neo models. AEGEAN is a proud member of STAR ALLIANCE, the world’s largest global airline alliance, and has been consistently recognized as the best regional airline in Europe by the Skytrax World Airline Awards for 12 out of the last 14 years.

Travelers can conveniently book their journeys through,, as well as via online and offline travel agencies, making their travel experiences more seamless and enjoyable through this extended partnership between Emirates and AEGEAN.


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