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Code-share agreement with Etihad Airways to Sydney/Melbourne


Olympic Air hereby announces that the code-share agreement with Etihad Airways for flights between Athens and Sydney/Melbourne via Abu-Dhabi will be fully activated on October 31st 2010. Under the agreement, Olympic Air's flight code OA, placed on the Athens-Abu-Dhabi-Athens routes operated by Etihad Airways (EY) will also be placed on selected long-haul flights operated by EY between Abu Dhabi and Sydney/Melbourne.

  • EY090/OA8091 Athens - Abu Dhabi Daily Service 13:35 - 20:05
  • EY091/OA8092 Abu Dhabi - Athens Daily Service 13:40 - 20:00
  • EY454/OA8054 Abu Dhabi - Sydney Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 22:25 - 19:35
  • EY460/OA8060 Abu Dhabi - Melbourne Daily Service 22:35 - 19:15
  • EY455/OA8055 Sydney - Abu Dhabi Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 21:50 - 05:40
  • EY461/OA8061 Melbourne - Abu Dhabi Daily Service 23:16 - 06:35
    (all times local)

The agreement with Etihad Airways is part of Olympic Air's ongoing effort to offer its passengers an enhanced and smooth access to a series of worldwide destinations, especially to major communities of the vibrant Greek diaspora such as Australia.

Olympic Air (OA) is a new airline, registered in Greece, born from the acquisition of formerly state-owned flag carrier of Greece, ‘Olympic Airlines', by the largest Greek investment group, Marfin Investment Group, in April 2009. Olympic Air launched scheduled operations on September 29th, 2009, carrying over the historic name and logo of ‘Olympic Airlines' embodying a dynamic, modern approach to the company's management and operation. Olympic Air boasts one of the youngest fleets in Europe, which consists of 29 aircraft (Airbus Α320s and Α319s, Bombardier DHC8-Q400s and Bombardier DHC8-100s).

Olympic Air operates domestic routes flying to and from Athens, Thessaloniki, Kavala, Alexandroupolis, Limnos, Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Kos, Rhodes, Syros, Mykonos, Santorini, Heraklion, Chania, Kefalonia, Zakynthos, and Ioannina,. OA also operates Public Service Obligation routes to Astipalaia, Leros, Milos, Ikaria, Karpathos, Kasos, Sitia, Naxos, Paros, Kalimnos and Kastelorizo.

Olympic Air operates international services to London, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Bucharest, Vienna, Larnaca, Sofia, Cairo, Tirana and Istanbul.

Etihad Airways is the national airline of the United Arab Emirates based in the UAE's capital, Abu Dhabi. The airline offers flights to more than 60 destinations in the Middle East, Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Australia. In 2009, Etihad won the "World's Leading Airline" award.