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About Athens Airways

Athens Airways was a Greek low-cost regional airline that was based in Koropi in Athens. The airline flew to many destinations including Athens, Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Corfu, Rhodes Alexandroupolis, Chania, Kefalonia, Ioannina, Chios, Mykonos, Santorini, Kythira, Kalamata, Kastoria, Kavala, Kozani, Mytilini, Samos, Volos and Zakynthos. In May 2010, after losing the right to serve many government-subsidised routes, the airline ceased all operations. Its fleet included 2 Embraer ERJ 145EY and 1 Dash 8-300 aircraft.

Former Destinations

Athens Airways operated scheduled flights to the following destinations:

  • Agios Kirykos - Ikaria Island National Airport
  • Alexandroupoli – Alexandroupolis International Airport
  • Argostoli - Kefalonia Island International Airport
  • Athens – Athens International Airport
  • Chania – Chania International Airport
  • Fira – Santorini (Thira) National Airport
  • Heraklion - Heraklion International Airport
  • Karpathos - Karpathos Island National Airport
  • Kavala - Kavala Megas Alexandros International Airport
  • Kythira - Kithira Island National Airport
  • Mykonos - Mykonos Airport
  • Myrina - Lemnos International Airport
  • Mytilene – Mytilene International Airport
  • Rhodes – Rhodes International Airport
  • Skiathos – Skiathos Island National Airport
  • Thessaloniki – Thessaloniki International Airport
  • Zakynthos - Zakynthos International Airport

Baggage Allowance

Carry-on Baggage

Athens Airways most likely allowed one piece of carry-on baggage and one personal item per passenger.

Size restrictions for carry-on bags are typically specified in terms of linear dimensions (length + width + height) and are usually around 45 linear inches (115 cm) or less. Weight limits for carry-on bags can vary but are commonly around 15 to 22 pounds (7 to 10 kg).

In addition to carry-on bags, passengers are often allowed to bring a personal item, such as a purse, laptop bag, or small backpack. The personal item should fit under the seat in front of you.

Checked Baggage

Athens Airways may have allowed 1 piece of checked baggage per passenger as part of the fare.

Checked baggage allowances depend on the airline, class of service, and sometimes the fare type. The number of checked bags allowed may range from one to multiple bags. Weight limits per checked bag are commonly in the range of 50 to 70 pounds (23 to 32 kg). Size restrictions for checked bags are often expressed in terms of linear dimensions.

Check-In Information

There is no solid information about Athens Airways' check-in information, however, there are generic rules that can be followed.

Online Check-In

Airlines usually allow passengers to check in online within a specific time frame before the scheduled departure. This window can vary but is typically open 24 hours to a few hours before the flight. Passengers can log in to the airline's website or use a mobile app to check in. They need to enter their booking reference or ticket number and follow the on-screen instructions.

Airport Check-In

Passengers can check in at the airline's check-in counters at the airport. This is a traditional method where airline staff assists in the process. Many airports provide self-service kiosks where passengers can check in by entering their booking information and following the prompts on the screen.

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Hub Airport

Athens International Airport

Athens Airways was based at Athens International Airport, which is the primary international airport serving the city of Athens. The airport is the busiest in Greece and currently serves as a hub airport for Aegean Airlines and many other Greek airlines. In 2017, over 21 million passengers passed through its doors.


Before ceasing operations, the airline operated a fleet of the following aircraft:

  • 2 x Embraer ERJ 145EU
  • 1 x Dash 8-300