Aegean wins 40 per cent market share

AEGEAN Airlines Cargo has won a 40 per cent market share from France to Athens after only six months of operations.

Aegean began twice-daily services from Paris CDG in November 2008, using A320 aircraft. It began actively marketing its cargo capacity in December, using Paris-based Transnautic Air Service. Each successive month has seen an increase in uplift, hitting a 40 per cent of the France to Athens market in May 2009.

Transnautic Air Service general manager, Emmanuelle Deleau, said: “This is a fantastic result in such a short time. Aegean has restored reliable service to the French market, and has proven very popular as a result.

“The frequency of its services has been a major factor in its success, and helped us to win a contract with the French postal service, that has made a significant contribution to the total.”

The airline was launched in 1999, and merged with fellow Greek carrier Cronus in 2001. It operates 21 A320 and A321 aircraft within a total fleet of 31, serving 17 Greek and 26 international destinations.

Transnautic Air Service is the only French member of the EGSAC independent GSSA network.

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