Aegean Airlines and Continental Airlines to code share

Aegean Airlines (Athens) and its Star Alliance partner Continental Airlines (Houston) today (August 23) announced plans to start code sharing on Continental’s flights between its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport and Athens, as well as on selected flights operated by Aegean Airlines in Europe.

Effective August 23, 2010, Continental will place its “CO” code on selected Aegean Airlines-operated flights between Athens and six leading holiday destinations in Greece (Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Rhodes, Mykonos, Santorini, Chania) and between Athens and Larnaca, Cyprus. At a future date to be determined, Continental will also codeshare on Aegean flights between Athens and London/Heathrow, United Kingdom, and Munich and Frankfurt, Germany. Pending government approval, Continental will also codeshare on Aegean flights between Athens and Paris/Charles de Gaulle, France, and Rome/Fiumicino, Italy.

Also effective August 23, 2010, Aegean Airlines will place its “A3” code on Continental’s flights between New York/Newark and Athens. Pending government approval, Aegean will also codeshare on Continental flights from New York/Newark to Paris/Charles de Gaulle and to Rome/Fiumicino.

On the financial side, Aegean reported a first half loss of $42 million.

Copyright Photo: Pedro Pics. Airbus A320-232 SX-DVI (msn 3074) of Aegean Airlines is pictured at London (Stansted).