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Olympic Airlines now Olympic Air

The Marfin Investment Group said Saturday that the new Olympic Air will commence operations on Tuesday September 29, not October 1, 2010. Anyone traveling during the changeover should expect disruptions.

If you are holding a ticket to a destination still being served by the new Olympic Air, be aware that your flight itinerary may have changed. It is advised that you check the new schedule or confirm in advance, especially if you have a connecting flight or other bookings that may be affected. See “Olympic Air Schedule Sept 29-Oct 24 or visit the new website, launched September 23, at:

For all customers holding tickets for abandoned routes, Marfin officially announced on September 26 that Olympic Air will book you on a different airline at no extra cost or offer a full refund. Please check the list in the updated article, “Status of Olympic Airlines flights after September 29 now known.”

Marfin previously confirmed a code-share with Delta to New York starting October 1, and a possible code-share with Air France/KLM to Canada, Etihad to Johannesburg and Australia and Cyprus Airways, as well as its desire to join the SkyTeam alliance. The Olympic Air start-up schedule for September 29 – October 24 and abandoned routes were posted September 15 at 11:00.

* Article last updated January 1, 2011

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