HISTORY: AEGEAN AIRLINES founded in 1987 as Aegean Aviation. Is the largest Greek airline by total number of passengers carried, by number of destinations served and by fleet size. In December 1999 Aegean acquired Air Greece. After an agreement in March 2001 to merge Aegean and Cronus Airlines, the company operated for a while as Aegean Cronus Airlines until full integration. In February 2010, initial shareholder discussions took place to consider co-operation between Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air fueling rumours of a possible merger. On 22 February 2010, Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines announced that they agreed to a merger.
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