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User currently offlineDelta777Jet From Germany, joined Jun 2000, 1450 posts, RR: 3
Posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3037 times:

Now after almost 2 month of the new Olmpic Air, how are they doing?

Did anyone of the fellow Airnetters flew with them?

How is their service compared to A3?

Are they planning to fly to Germany again?

What happend to their Frankfurt/Munich Slots?

What happend to the OA A-340's?

Fly easyJet
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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 30084 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2914 times:

So far they are doing very well. I have been very impressed by the customer service and agressive advertising campaign and special sale fares. Im flying them again next week and cant wait.

My recent trip reports can be seen here and include in flight service and cabin interiors, check in etc... Also to answer your question about the A340's I have photos of them parked in the second report. They are nothing to do with OA now the Greek government own them.

Olympic Air ATH-LHR A320-Lounge Lots Pics And Vids (by OA260 Nov 14 2009 in Trip Reports)

Olympic Air Η Ελλάδα ψηλά - Greece Flying High (by OA260 Nov 7 2009 in Trip Reports)

User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4402 posts, RR: 48
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2861 times:

OA is planning to introduce the Thessaloniki-AMS route from April 2010. The route was previously flown by Macedonian Airlines, quite some years ago.

"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
User currently offlineOlympicATH From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 333 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2792 times:

Hi Delta777Jet

I've flown 3 times on Olympic Air (domestic) so far and am very pleased with the service. The aircraft are new and clean (for now they are leased until OA orders and receives its own fleet). All flights on time. Juice/coffee + sandwich or cookies in coach on 40-minute flights says a lot. The crew is extremely polite and they keep smiling, which makes a big difference (even compared with Aegean).

We don't really know how they are doing yet. I've read in the press that load factors are in the 60-70% range, which is OK considering the season. They have also said that they expect Olympic Air to be profitable in 2012, not before (Olympic Handling is already profitable).

Now, as far as their network is concerned, they were forced by the EU to shrink by 35% in terms of ASM (available seat miles) so they cut all long haul routes (JFK, YUL-YYZ, JNB) as well as many medium-haul ones (FRA, DUS, MUC, STR, TXL, MAD, MAN, SVO, DXB, KWI). OA CEO Antonis Simigdalas has told the press that:
1. Olympic is considering new European destinations and might add a city in Germany pretty soon (possibly MUC).
2. Olympic will codeshare with DL on their flights from ATH to JFK and ATL (and from there to other points in North America), AF-KLM to YUL and YYZ (via CDG/AMS), EY to JNB and Australia (via AUH).
3. Long-haul is in OA's business plan but no new moves will be anounced before late 2010. When asked about JFK, he stated that if things go as planned, Olympic will eventualy resume flights to New York in the medium term. He has also said there are no plans to resume flights to Australia.
4. Olympic is planning to relaunch subsidiairy Macedonian Airlines, which will be based in Thessaloniki (SKG). Destinations will include London, Paris, Amsterdam, Moscow and a German city.
5. Olympic has plans to join SkyTeam in the future.

OA's A340s (along with all 737s and ATRs) are parked in ATH, just as OA260 said. They are fully owned by the Greek state so their fate is now in the hands of the government.

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 30084 posts, RR: 59
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2637 times:

Quoting OlympicATH (Reply 3):
German city.

Munich has been mentioned. Cant wait to see the livery on that and hope that its a real success.

User currently offlineOlympic707 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 266 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2432 times:

Quoting OlympicATH (Reply 3):
When asked about JFK, he stated that if things go as planned, Olympic will eventualy resume flights to New York in the medium term

I sure hope so!  crossfingers   pray 


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