Ellinair

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Ellinair
Ellinair logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
EL[1] ELB[2] ELLINAIR HELLAS[2]
Founded February 2013 (2013-02)[3][4]
Commenced operations February 2014 (2014-02)[5][6]
Hubs Thessaloniki International Airport
Focus cities
Airport lounge Ellinair V.I.P. LOUNGE
Fleet size 4[7]
Destinations 20
Parent company Mouzenidis Group[8]
Headquarters Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia, Greece
Key people I. Mouzenidis, CEO[9]
Website ellinair.com

Ellinair is a Greek airline headquartered in Thessaloniki operating scheduled and charter flights.

History[edit]

The new airline was established on 19 February 2013 and its first flight was operated in February 2014.[4] The name Ellinair is a combination of the words “Έλλην” (Ellin - "Greek") and “air”. The company is a member of Mouzenidis Group, and it was originally created in order to serve the high volume of tourists, mainly from Russia, who visit Greece by Mouzenidis Travel. In October 2014, Ellinair flights were incorporated in all the Global Distribution Systems (GDSs), in order to ensure accessibility to all tourist agencies. On 15 June 2015, Ellinair launched new domestic routes from Athens and Thessaloniki.

Destinations[edit]

Main article: Ellinair destinations

Ellinair mainly operates direct flights from its main base at Thessaloniki International Airport and from Athens International Airport with additional direct flights to international destinations from Corfu International Airport and Heraklion International Airport during the summer leisure season. Also direct flights from Thessaloniki International Airport to Cyprus (Larnaka International Airport), Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Kazakhstan.

Fleet[edit]

Ellinair Airbus A319-100

As of June 2016, the Ellinair fleet consists of the following aircraft:[10]

Ellinair fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A319-100 2 144
Avro RJ85 2 96
Boeing 737-300 0 148 leased from Grand Cru Airlines[11]
Boeing 737-400 0 168 leased from Get Jet Airlines[12]
Total 4

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Ellinair at Wikimedia Commons