JWM SkyTrans From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (15 years 12 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 740 times:
Is Olympic Airways still operating? And if it is why don't the change their "stuck in the 70-80's" colour scheme and get a new one? I think they have the ugliest paint scheme around. It's a Greek airline, right?
CX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4488 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (15 years 12 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 749 times:
Yes, Olympic Airways is still in operation. In fact they are set to receive their 747-200 replacements (A340s) later this year. Their narrow-bodied fleet is also being renewed with the acquisition of 737-700/800s.
"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
Aa727 From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 12 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 740 times:
Ooooh come on! What do you have against the Greek?
Olympic's livery is not ugly at all.
Yes, they still operate. They are deferring the delivery of the new B737-800's because of management problems, there is an article about that in the last Flight magazine. They will get B737-800's and A340's.
B-707 From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 497 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 12 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 741 times:
Olympic Airways have been receiving a pretty bad press lately in Greece. This is mainly due to bad management. There are some who would go as far as to say the management at Olympic are corrupt.
There have been rumours that Olympic will be cutting their Australian routes soon, due to lack of demand. Mind you these rumours have been around for quite a while now.
It is a shame they are in a bit of a mess at the moment. Olympic will allways hold a special place in my heart. One of my first ever flights was on an Olympic Boeing 707 back in the '70s. They are only a shadow of their former self now, but they are still one of the safest airlines in the world. I spoke to an Olympic pilot on the internet somewhere and he told me a lot about Olympic