During the Pentecost holidays this time we went to the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. On the return trip we were lucky enough to fly from Berlin to Athens in Aegean Airlines Business Class in the Airbus A321neo.
Aegean Airlines investiert seit September 2021 massiv in ihre Flughafen-Lounges und stattet diese mit dem neuen Corporate Design "AEGEAN’s neo era" aus. Die Flughafenlounges in Athen und Thessaloniki sind nun im neuen Erscheinungsbild und mit mehr Kapazität wiedereröffnet. Die Aegean Business Lounge Larnaka ist noch nicht renoviert und wir haben vor unserem Flug nach Athen einen kurzen Abstecher dorthin gemacht.
For me, Aegean Airlines is still one of the most popular airlines to travel within Europe. The crew members are always friendly and welcoming and pride themselves on instilling true Greek hospitality. In order to renew my frequent flyer status, I need to take four flights on the airline each year. I usually redeem my business class upgrade vouchers for these flights. But since we were on our way to Cyprus today as a family, we took a seat in Aegean Airlines Economy Class and were curious whether the service behind the curtain was just as good.
The new Aegean Business Lounge in Terminal A, the non-Schengen area of Athens Airport, was recently opened in April 2022. On my way to Sofia, I used the transfer time to check out the new Aegean Airlines flagship lounge at Athens airport.
After a long flight break due to the corona pandemic, we flew with Aegean Business Class in the Airbus A321-200 via Athens to Crete in autumn 2021. I was curious how Aegean Airline would operate their business class service during the Corona Pandemic.
Some may think I'm crazy to spend an afternoon during vacation in Greece with four flights. Sure, for the majority there is no point in flying to the island of Chios for just 25 minutes. However, I need this Mileage Run with Aegean Airlines to extend my Star Alliance Gold frequent flyer status for another year.
Once you have a frequent flyer status, you want to defend it every year. I have had Star Alliance Gold status with Greek airline Aegean Airlines for almost five years. Since we hardly took any air travel due to the birth of our son in January this year, a mileage run was necessary to extend the status.
The Aegean Business Lounge Thessaloniki is located at the end of the departure gates of Thessaloniki Airport, after going through security. One of the biggest advantages is boarding directly from the lounge for every flight in the Schengen area. I think the design is extremely successful. The interior designer was inspired by a film set when selecting the furniture.