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Ellinair logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
FoundedFebruary 2013 (2013-02)[3][4]
Commenced operationsFebruary 2014 (2014-02)[5][6]
Focus cities
Fleet size10[7]
Parent companyMouzenidis Group[8]
HeadquartersThessaloniki, Central Macedonia, Greece
Key peopleI. Mouzenidis, CEO Thanos Pascalis [9]

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


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.


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.

Current destinations[edit]

Hub Hub
* Focus city
Future destination
City Country IATA ICAO Airport Notes
Tbilisi Georgia TBS UGTB Tbilisi International Airport
Athens Greece ATH LGAV Athens International Airport
Chania Greece CHQ LGSA Chania International Airport
Corfu Greece CFU LGKR Corfu International Airport
Heraklion Greece HER LGIR Heraklion International Airport
Mykonos Greece JMK LGMK Mykonos Island National Airport
Greece GPA LGRX Patras Araxos Airport [10]
Santorini Greece JTR LGSR Santorini (Thira) National Airport [11]
Rhodes Greece RHO LGRP Rhodes International Airport
Thessaloniki Greece SKG LGTS Thessaloniki International Airport
Stuttgart Germany STR EDDS Stuttgart Airport
Nur-Sultan Kazakhstan TSE UACC Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport
Cluj-Napoca Romania CLJ LRCL Cluj International Airport
Katowice Poland KTW EPKT Katowice International Airport
Warsaw Poland WAW EPKT Warsaw Chopin Airport
Kazan Russia KZN UWKD Kazan International Airport
Mineralnye Vody Russia MRV URMM Mineralnye Vody Airport
Moscow Russia SVO UUEE Sheremetyevo International Airport
Moscow Russia VKO UUWW Vnukovo International Airport [10][12]
Rostov-on-Don Russia ROV URRP Platov International Airport [13]
Saint Petersburg Russia LED ULLI Pulkovo Airport
Yekaterinburg Russia SVX USSS Koltsovo Airport
Belgrade Serbia BEG LYBE Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport
Dnipropetrovsk Ukraine DNK UKDD Dnipropetrovsk International Airport
Kharkiv Ukraine HRK UKHH Kharkiv International Airport
Kiev Ukraine KBP UKBB Boryspil International Airport
Odessa Ukraine ODS UKOO Odessa International Airport

Terminated scheduled destinations[edit]



As of April 2019, the Ellinair fleet consists of the following aircraft:[14]

Ellinair fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A319-100 2 144
Airbus A320-200 2 180
Boeing 737-300 3 148 Wet leased from Bul Air
Total 7 0


  1. ^ "IATA - Airline and Airport Code Search". iata.org. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  2. ^ a b "CONTRACTIONS FAA JO 7340.2". faa.gov. Archived from the original on 13 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Ανακοίνωση καταχώρησης σοτ Γενικό Εμπορικό Μητρώο της σύστασης της Ανώνυμης Εταιρείας με την επωνυμία "ΕΛΛΗΝΑΙΡ ΑΝΩΝΥΜΗ ΑΕΡΟΠΟΡΙΚΗ ΕΤΑΙΡΙΑ" και το διακριτικό τίτλο "ELLINAIR"" (PDF). geminet.gr. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
  4. ^ a b "COMPANY PROFILE". ellinair.com. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Ξεκίνησαν οι πτήσεις της Ellinair". enikos.gr. 19 February 2014. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Торжественное открытие рейсов новой авиакомпании Ellinair | Ellinair". youtube.com. 7 March 2014. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Ellinair Fleet Details and History". www.planespotters.net. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  8. ^ "MOUZENIDIS GROUP". ellinair.com. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  9. ^ "ORGANIZATION CHART". ellinair.com. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
  10. ^ a b Liu, Jim (19 February 2019). "Ellinair adds Patrai – Moscow service in S19". Routesonline. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  11. ^ "Ellinair Athens to Santorini destination for Summer 2016". Santoriniairport.info.
  12. ^ Liu, Jim (24 January 2019). "Ellinair S19 Moscow service changes". Routesonline. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  13. ^ "Аэропорт Платов разрешили ввести в эксплуатацию с ноября". ato.ru. 9 November 2017.
  14. ^ "Ellinair - O Στόλος Αεροσκαφών της Ellinair". Ellinair. Retrieved 21 November 2017.

External links[edit]

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