Olympic Airlines

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Olympic Airlines began operating in its current form on December 12th 2003, following the integration of all Olympic Airways and Olympic Aviation flight operations by Macedonian Airlines, which was renamed to Olympic Airlines, and until then only performed charter flights.


The internationally recognized "rings" logo and the experienced and highly trained flight staff of Olympic Airways and Olympic Aviation were transferred to Olympic Airlines.

Olympic Airways was founded on April 6th 1957, following the acquisition of "TAE - Greek National Airlines" by Aristotle Onassis. The first OA flight was carried out at dawn on that day, from Athens Airport "Hellinikon" to Thessaloniki, with a DC-3 aircraft flown by captain Pavlos Ioannidis. The new company had few means at its disposal: just 15 Douglas DC-3s and DC-4s propeller-driven aircraft and 865 employees.

The passion and ambition of the Greek shipping magnate would soon make OA a synonym for excellent service and a symbol of Greece. Olympic became the Country's most important ambassador, to the ends of the earth, charting a course that is impressive.

Immediately after its maiden flight, Olympic Airways announced an order for new ultramodern aircraft, for the period, the Douglas DC-6B. The uniforms of the staff were designed by Jean Desses, a French fashion designer of Greek descent, while the company steadily established itself in the minds of the public as a model of comfort and service.

Their widespread network reaches 36 domestic and 37 international destinations throughout 28 countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and North America. their modern fleet consists of 41 airliners, from wide-bodied Airbus A340-300s to DASH-8-100s turboprops. Code shares with major airlines, as well as numerous commercial partnerships, offer their passengers various advantages and benefits.

Olympic Airlines have been certified by international organizations as one of the safest airlines globally; a fact that is verified by the results of repetitive checks performed by both national and international authorities. They constantly organize flight safety courses and customer oriented training programs for their cabin crews and pilots, a priceless asset of professionalism, for which they are proud of.

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Olympic Airlines
Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos"
Building No. 97, Athens GR19019, Greece
Greece

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