Olympiakos is proud to have received the first ever built Fokker 100. It is used as a replacement for a older DC-9-34 aircraft on medium haul routes to Manchester and Teheran. Further 29 Fokker 100 aircraft will follow this year.
Olympiakos CEO says:
"We were the launch customer for this aircraft type and have not only received a discount, but also the priviledge to inaugurate the first plane of the production line. Airline officials, manufacturer representatives, aviation experts and the press were invited to come onboard flight B21806 from Chania to Manchester this monday to celebrate the new milestone in aviation history.
We will see Fokker aircrafts being a major transport medium for the next decades I am sure. It is the perfect combination of size, speed, and comfort. Next to the 100 economy seats we also offer 4 business class spots in every new aircraft which allows us to get a bigger share of business travel from and to Greece.
The DC9 structures will still play an important role for many years to come, though. We cannot see any suitable aircraft with around 70 to 80 seats for smaller medium haul routes. Our biggest wish is a decent prop aircraft of this size and similar range, but let's see what the future brings."