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Aegean Airlines Offers Changes with Fees Waived Due to Coronavirus

Written by Charlie

Aegean Airlines has issued a statement about how they are handling flight changes and it is fairly generous for the whole network, due to coronavirus.

Another airline has stepped up to address the travel situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19). With many cases now in Europe, the bulk of which are in Italy, it is making regional airlines address this situation and Aegean has made an announcement about this.

Aegean Airlines Announcement Regarding Coronavirus

First of all, Aegean has said they are not cancelling any of their flights between Greece and Italy. But, at the same time, they will abide by any rules set out by authorities regarding travel to Italy.

As to those passengers who do wish to make changes due to the Coronavirus, here is their statement:

AEGEAN would like to inform all passengers who already hold a ticket for all network destinations, with travel dates from today until March 20 and issuance date on/before February the 23rd and wish to change it to a later date, due to Coronavirus outbreak, may do so without any rebooking fees through our Call Center at +302106261000.

I believe that is very a generous policy for them to put forth as it covers literally every Aegean customer who is to travel from now through March 20. As long as the ticket was booked on or before February 23, those travelers can change their travel to a later date without any rebooking fee.

It is only the GoLight fares that actually have the rebooking fees anyway but it is still a nice update for any people traveling with Aegean who feel that their plans should change.

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Charlie

Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
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4 Comments

  • That is not generous. I came home from Italy early, and had a weekend trip from Italy booked with Aegean. They offered an exchange only. I was studying abroad and don’t plan to return to Europe soon. A refund would have been generous.

    • Did you change it already? If the flight was canceled, you could push for a refund. I was able to get a refund last week when they made a flight change that had me arrive over 24 hours later.

  • Hi I booked for August for 3 adult same flight from Bari Italy to Chania Greece also payed extra for changes flight or cancellation, also pays extra for extra luggage and meals Will I get a full refund if I cancel now ?

    • Hi, Kathy. At this point, you would not get a full refund but rather credit for future flights. If the flights were cancelled, you could push for the refund (even though they are offering just the credit) as part of the EU261 rules regarding flight cancellations. But, with the flight that far out, the chances are very small it will be canceled. Refund as credit for future flights or free changes is all you will get right now.

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