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Macedonian Airlines is back?

Post  MikeAlphaTango on Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:05 am

24.01.2010 - Macedonian Airlines (Thessaloniki) is reportedly going to be revived by Olympic Air (OA/Athens) later this year as a Thessaloniki based subsidiary specialising in point to point flights from Thessaloniki to destinations such as Amsterdam, London, Moscow and Paris.
(http://www.ch-aviation.ch)

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Re: Macedonian Airlines is back?

Post  MikeAlphaTango on Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:25 am

I found also this old news:

" Olympic Air (OA), the revamped former national carrier following its acquisition by Marfin Investment Group (MIG), formally launched operation on Thursday (October 1), while Group chairman Andreas Vgenopoulos announced that MIG possesses an internationally registered trademark for the title "Macedonian Airlines".

The first official flight by Olympic Air, conducted by an Airbus 320, took off from Athens' 'Eleftherios Venizelos' International Airport (AIA) at 7:45 a.m. and arrived in Thessaloniki's Macedonia Airport at 8:15 a.m., symbolically retracing the route of the very first flight carried out more than half a century ago by Aristotle Onassis' Olympic Airways (OA).

The airbus, piloted by captain Sotiris Kalogirou, Olympic Air's flight operations director, carried Vgenooulos, the airline's senior executives and journalists on the new airline's maiden flight.

Before the flight departed, a traditional blessing took place, officiated by Metropolitan Nikolaos of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Vgenopoulos called the day "historic and moving", noting that it was a unique achievement in the sector of air transports that the new airline was set up, fully operational and flying in just a few short months, and expressed appreciation for the immense support of the public, 'which gives us the strength to push forward with our work".

Vgenopoulos also stressed, however, that: "We are not the owners of the name 'Olympic', but only its managers. The name belongs to the Greek people".

During a similar ceremony upon arrival at Thessaloniki's Macedonia Airport, Vgenopoulos announced that MIG possesses an internationally registered trademark for the title "Macedonian Airlines".

"We have received the codes, and no one else can fly with this name," he stressed.

Vgenopoulos explained that an Olympic Air subsidiary company, named Macedonian Airlines, will be set up, headquartered in Thessaloniki, for the purpose of soon serving the business and tourism needs of the region.

Next week, he added, he will have a meeting with officials and agencies of Northern Greece to discuss procedural issues, while the new subsidiary will be up and flying in a few months' time.

According to sources, the first flights to be carried out by Macedonian Airlines will be to Germany and Amsterdam.

The flight was greeted on arrival at Macedonia Airport by Macedonia-Thrace minister Stavros Kalafatis, Thessaloniki prefect Panayotis Psomiadis and other officials."

(http://www.ana-mpa.gr)

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