Olympic Air is the largest airline in Greece offering low-cost fares around Europe. The airline was established in late 2009 from the purchase of former national carrier Olympic Airlines. All flights operate from the airline’s main hub at Athens International Airport. Secondary hubs include Thessaloniki Macedonia Airport and Rhodes Diagoras Airport. Olympic Air is headquartered in Koropi, Kropia, East Attica and run by Chairman Andreas Vgenopoulos.
Olympic Air serves over 190 flights per day across 43 destinations. It is estimated that the airline transports around 20 million passengers every year to both international and domestic cities. Cheap flights with Olympic Air from London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports provide UK passengers with routes to various Greek destinations. Other European locations include; Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Bucharest, Vienna, Milan, Rome, Larnaca and Sofia.
Passengers must arrive at check-in two hours before the flight. The desk closes 35 minutes for domestic flights and 40 minutes before the scheduled time of departure for international routes.
Business Class passengers on Olympic Air flights may check in two items weighing up to 30kg and carry two items of hand luggage at 12kg. Economy Class is permitted a checked baggage weight of 20kg across two bags and one cabin bag not exceeding 8kg.
The seat pitch for Olympic Air flights is 32 inches as standard across the aircraft. Passengers can reserve window or aisle seats in advance- this incurs an extra fee.
Frequent Flyer Programme
The Travelair Club is Olympic Air’s frequent flyer programme. Members can earn miles to spend on rewards such as car hire. Check Olympic Air information on how to join up.
The Olympic Air uniforms are the product of a nationwide vote. Passengers were encouraged to go online, view three types of designs and register their details against what they’d like to see the cabin staff wearing. The sophisticated uniforms seen today were designed by Celia Kritharioti.