Cronus Airlines

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Cronus Airlines
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IATA ICAO Callsign
X5 CUS[1] Cronus
Founded 1994
Ceased operations 2001 (merged into Aegean Airlines)
Hubs Athens International Airport
Focus cities Athens, Thessaloniki, Heraklion
Frequent-flyer program Cronus Club
Fleet size 7
Destinations 14
Headquarters Athens, Greece
Key people Ioannis Manetas, Panos and Thanasis Laskaridis

Cronus Airlines was a Greek airline based in Athens. It operated scheduled as well as chartered flights using a fleet of Boeing 737-300 & 400 aircraft.

History[edit]

Cronus Airlines was established in 1994 by Ret.Air Force fighter pilot Captain Theodore Kokmotos, started operation in 1995 with a single aircraft that flew flights targeting expat traffic between Greece and Germany as well as chartered flights to popular tourist destinations. Two years later, Cronus leased more aircraft and expanded its network, gradually becoming the largest privately owned airline in Greece. In late December 1998, the Laskaridis family who own a large fleet of refrigerator ships, acquired a controlling 55% stake in Cronus. In spring 2001, a code-share agreement was signed with Aegean Airlines and a few months later Cronus' aircraft were painted in Aegean's livery carrying an AEGEANCronus logo. Eventually, Cronus was fully acquired by Aegean in October 2001 and its owners obtained a minority share in Aegean.

Destinations[edit]

Cronus Airlines operated scheduled services from/to the following cities:

International destinations:

In general terms, flights to London, Paris and Rome were operated from Athens, while those to Germany were mostly continuations of the domestic flights to Salonica, therefore passengers from Athens to German destinations would fly to Salonica and then remain on the same plane for the leg to Germany. There were also flights between Stuttgart and Kavala.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Operators by state" (PDF). icao.int. Retrieved 16 April 2015. 

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