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Aegean expands UK routes in 2014 with new flights to Athens from Birmingham beginning in June

Aegean Airlines has announced that it will expand its UK reach with new flights to Athens from Birmingham Airport commencing on 10th June 2014. The seasonal route will operate twice a week, Tuesday and Saturday.

AEGEAN will connect Birmingham Airport to Athens International airport with bi-weekly flights, from Tuesday 10th June 2014. The flights will be operated using Airbus A320 168-seat aircraft, in dual class configuration providing a full service offering to all passengers, which includes complimentary food and drink. The route will operate until 25th October 2013, 2014. Business class passengers and Gold card members will have use of the business lounge at Birmingham Airport. Gold card member will also be able to carry an extra piece of baggage.

AEGEAN already offers three daily flights from London Heathrow to Athens along with seasonal flights from Manchester, Gatwick and Stansted Airport to Athens.

The bi-weekly service will provide passengers in the Midlands with direct access to the Greek capital, as well as making it easier for passengers to continue their journey onwards with a through flight to the Greek islands and mainland Greece.

Athens is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning around 3,400 years. Classical Athens was a centre for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum; it is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy. Today a cosmopolitan metropolis, modern Athens is central to economic, financial, industrial, political and cultural life in Greece.

The classical era is still evident in the city, which is bursting with ancient monuments and works of art, the most famous of all being the Parthenon, considered a key landmark for early Western civilization. Home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Acropolis of Athens and the medieval Daphni Monastery; it is every history enthusiasts dream. Athens was also the host city for the first modern-day Olympic Games in 1896 and the host city for the Olympic Games in 2004.

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