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Getting to know Olympic Air

This regional Greek airline finds its roots in the tumultuous history of former flag carrier, Olympic Airlines aka Olympic Airways. After battling financial woes, the national airline ceased operations in 2009 and the company was sold to private stakeholders. Soon after Olympic Air, the new airline formed from the privatisation, launched its first flights from its main hub at Athens International Airport.

In the meantime, Olympic Air was sold to Aegean Airlines and now operates as a subsidiary of the larger Greek airline. Olympic Air operates about 60 flights a day to 18 different destinations within Greece and the Balkan states.

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Why fly with Olympic Air

  • If you want to get from point A to point B by air in Greece, Olympic Air is your best bet. They offer more domestic flights than any other airline!
  • A quick scan through online customer reviews, reveals that Olympic Air has particularly kind, efficient and friendly cabin crews aboard their flights!
  • No matter how short the flight, they always serve snacks and drinks… and we all know how a sweet treat or a swig can take the edge off the stresses of travelling so magically!

Baggage allowance

The baggage allowance on board Olympic Air depends on which type of aircraft and which cabin class you find yourself in. Here’s a quick breakdown:

Domestic/regional flights on board DH8 -100 and DH8 -400 aircraft

Economy – Passengers are allowed to check in one piece of luggage weighing up to 23kg free of charge.

Gold members – Passengers are allowed to check in two pieces of luggage weighing up to 23kg each free of charge.

Domestic/International flights on board A320/A321 aircraft

Go Light (Economy) – Passengers are not able to check any luggage free of charge

Flex (Economy) – Passengers are allowed to check one piece of luggage weighing up to 23kg free of charge.

Business – Passengers are allowed to check two pieces of luggage weighing up to 32kg each free of charge.

Gold members – Passengers are allowed to check one extra piece of luggage complying to the weight restrictions of whichever class they find themselves in.

Check in

You can check into your Olympic Air flight using one of the following four methods:

Over the counter at the airport

Check in opens 2 hours and closes 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time of your flight. It is highly recommended that you arrive at least 1 hour before your flight to avoid missing the cut-off time.

Self-service kiosks

Self-service kiosks allow you to quickly and efficiently work through the check in process without having to endure long queues. The service is only available at selected airports, including Athens, Bucharest and Sofia.


Web check in opens 48 hours and closes 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time of your flight. All you need is a computer and an internet connection, as your ticket will be sent to you electronically. If you feel more comfortable with printing it out, you can do that too.


This works exactly the same as web check in, except it’s even more efficient as you can do it on the move from your mobile device.

All passengers, including children and infants, are to be in possession of their identification documents, a passport if flying abroad as well as any visas required for further travel. Should you not have the relevant travel documents, the airline does reserve the right to deny you boarding.

Cabin classes

  • Economy – with the cheaper option of GoLight or the more adjustable option of Flex
  • Business

Olympic Air’s main hub is located at Athens International Airport with a secondary base at Diagoras Airport in Rhodes. The airline operates 60 flights a day to 18 destinations within Greece, as well as a number of additional domestic and international routes on behalf of Aegean.

Top destinations for Olympic Air

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The information on this page is correct as of November 2015. While every effort is made to keep information as fresh as possible, takes no responsibility for any of the information being out of date or incorrectly noted.

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