Air Mediterranean, also known as Air Med, is a Greek Airline based at Athens, Greece.
Air Mediterranean currently flies between Athens to London, Erbil, Baghdad, Casablanca, Istanbul, Freetown, Frankfurt, Hargeisa, Lagos, Kuwait, Larnaca, Najaf, Mogadishu, Jeddah, Khartoum, London, Stockholm. The airline will soon fly to Abu Dhabi, Algeria, Amsterdam, Beirut, Baku and Tehran.
The airline was founded in January 2017 and obtained the Air Operator Certificate (AOC) under the Helenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA) in accordance with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Regulation.
As of February 2018, Air Mediterranean suspended all of its scheduled passenger flights and began operating as charter airline instead.
Initial routes to be served:
Athens - Baghdad
Athens - Casablanca
Athens - Khartoum
Athens - Erbil
Athens - Jeddah
Athens - London Stansted
Athens - Stockholm Arlanda
15th February 2018
Air Mediterranean to operate as charter airline
Last month Air Mediterranean suspended all of their flights. Now, the Greek airline has announced that these flights will continue to be suspended and the airline will stop operating scheduled passenger flights. Instead, Air Mediterranean will now operate charter services, flying from Greece and Cyprus.
12th December 2017
Air Mediterranean jumps into Jeddah
Air Mediterranean launched flights to Jeddah on 6 December, with the route being celebrated with a cake cutting ceremony at the Saudi Arabian airport. The recently launched carrier will operate three weekly flights on the route using its fleet of 737-400s. The competition on the 2,321-kilometre route comes in the form of Aegean Airlines.
Air Mediterranean, the new Greek start-up airline which began services on 2 November, commenced flights between Athens (ATH) and Jeddah (JED) on 6 December, with the link to Saudi Arabia becoming the airline’s second service to the Middle East joining Baghdad. The recently launched carrier will serve the 2,321-kilometre route three times weekly (Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays) using its fleet of 737-400s, of which it currently has two.
Competition on the sector comes from fellow Greek carrier Aegean Airlines, with the Star Alliance member serving the city pair twice-weekly. Jeddah becomes Air Mediterranean’s seventh route from Athens after Baghdad, Casablanca, Khartoum, Larnaca, London Stansted and Stockholm Arlanda.
3rd December 2017
Air Mediterranean to Launch Direct Casablanca-Athens Flight
Low-cost Green Airline, Air Mediterranean, said it will launch three weekly direct flights linking Casablanca to Athens as of December 4.
The first Boeing 400/737 will take off from Athens Airport at 19:30 with a return flight same day from Casablanca’s international airport at 23:00.
This new air-route will promote tourism between the two nations as well as economic and trade ties.
The flights, to last between 3h20min to 4h20min, are programmed on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Air Mediterranean was created recently and has launched its first Athens-Stockholm flights last November.
24th November 2017
Air Mediterranean to fly between Larnaca and Athens
Greek airline Air Mediterranean said on Friday it will next month begin regular flights between Larnaca and Athens.
The representative of the air carrier in Cyprus, Louis Aviation, announced that Air Mediterranean will as of December 1, fly four times a week between Larnaca and Athens. During the summer months there will be daily flights, it said.
“Flights from Larnaca will connect travellers with the company’s network to countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa,” a statement said.
3rd November 2017
Air Mediterranean’s inaugural flight touches down at Stansted
Stansted Airport welcomed its latest airline as Greek carrier Air Mediterranean’s inaugural flight touched down from Athens yesterday.
The service is the airline’s first UK scheduled destination and will operate up to four times a week using the airline’s fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft.
Entertainers dressed in ancient Greek dress along with representatives from the airport celebrated this first flight by handing out cupcakes to passengers as they arrived.
London Stansted’s aviation director, Mats Sigurdson, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Air Mediterranean to London Stansted as they launch their first UK services. This is great news and adds even more choice of airline to the already extensive European network on offer at the airport.”
Passengers travelling with Air Mediterranean can also use its onward connections via Athens to the Middle East and Africa.
2nd November 2017
Air Mediterranean on track for 02-Nov-2017 launch
Air Mediterranean confirmed (01-Nov-2017) it is on track for launch on 02-Nov-2017, with services from Athens to London Stansted, Stockholm, Khartoum, Casablanca, Jeddah and Baghdad.
Air Mediterranean chairman Andrew Hallak commented on the decision to base the airline in Greece, stating: "Greece offers an Airline with Air Mediterranean's vision many advantages... a strategic location as a centralised European hub"
6th October 2017
Air Mediterranean Airlines to launch non-stop service between Stockholm and Athens
Air Mediterranean Airlines is now launching non-stop service between Stockholm Arlanda Airport (hub for Nextjet) and Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport in Athens.
The Greek carrier is launching seven new international routes at the same time. The maiden voyage between Stockholm and Athens is planned for November 2, and there will be departures four days a week, according to Stockholm Arlanda Airport.
Travel to Athens from Stockholm Arlanda has increased 68 percent in the past four years, at the same pace as the increase in direct service. Summer traffic is most important for this destination, but there is significant demand for service year-round.
The strong contrasts make the capital of Greece an exciting destination to explore. In this world city, antiquity meets the future and the ancient monuments contrast with a new and trendier Athens.
The new non-stop route will be served by a Boeing 737-400. Departures from Stockholm Arlanda will be four times per week on Thursdays to Sundays, with a flying time of 3 hours and 50 minutes.
3rd October 2017
Air Mediterranean Launches Direct Flights Between Casablanca and Athens
The Athens-based airline Air Mediterranean will launch weekly direct flights between Athens and Casablanca starting early November, reports Greek News outlet Greek Reporter.
The company will launch three flights per week, on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
The new service is intended to increase tourist flow and economic and commercial exchanges between the Morocco and Greece.
The Moroccan diaspora based in Greece will now be able to move between the countries directly, especially as Royal Air Maroc has ended its direct services between the two countries due to low profitability.
The Athens-Casablanca flights, a journey of approximately 2,900 kilometers, will last between three and four hours and will be operated by a Boeing 373-400.
Air Mediterranean has also announced the launch of six other international flights to London, Stockholm, Jeddah, Khartoum, and Iraq, starting November 1.
Air Mediterranean to launch operations on 01-Nov-2017
Air Mediterranean confirmed to CAPA plans to commence scheduled operations from Athens International Airport on 01-Nov-2017. Air Mediterranean will operate as a full service carrier and obtained an air operator certificate (AOC) from the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority in Jan-2017. The airline will utilise three Boeing 737-400 aircraft in all economy class configuration and expects to acquire two additional aircraft in 2Q2018. Initial routes to be served comprise:
- Athens-London Stansted;
- Athens-Stockholm Arlanda.
The carrier appointed general sales agents in the UK, Sweden, Morocco, Sudan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Lebanon. Air Mediterranean sales manager Tatiana Ioannou said: "Our vision is to expand our network rapidly by introducing new destinations to the markets, covering the gaps between countries with poor or no connectivity".