Olympic Aviation

Thessaloniki airport

Olympic Aviation was a subsidiary of Olympic Airlines. It is called by the Greeks "small Olympic".

An established in 1970, operated the flight academy training on flight simulators for aircraft of type Boeing ATR-42/-72 and 737-200/300/400.

Establishment and operation of Olympic Aviation

Olympic Aviation was established on August 2, 1971 by Alexander Onassis. At this time, Olympic Airways was still owned by his father Aristotle Onassis. Olympic Aviation was previously merely a division for small planes and helicopters. The main activity of Olympic Aviation was to connect the Greek islands with the mainland. Therefore, the Company maintained a fleet that consisted of small turboprop aircraft that could land on any airport in Greece. Olympic Aviation took an important role in the network of Olympic Airways, because the operation of the Greek domestic compounds was carried out. In addition, the charter flights were in the task pane of Olympic Aviation was founded by Macedonian Airlines.

With the expansion of small airports on the islands to full-fledged airports there was soon little difference in the number of passengers to the parent company, especially as Olympic Aviation took advantage of larger aircraft. In December 2003, the lines were transferred to the parent company, Olympic Aviation is now on only the operator of the helicopter fleet and air taxis.

List of types of aircraft used by Olympic Aviation ( in December 2003)

  • ATR 42
  • ATR 72
  • Boeing 717-200
  • Cessna 152
  • De Havilland Canada Dash 8-100
  • Piper Cherokee F
  • Piper PA -44 Seminole

The three Boeing 717 were used on intra- European flights by Olympic Airways after the company ausflottete their Boeing 737- 200 machine.

Historically, aircraft types used by Olympic Aviation

Over time, the company also operated the following types:

  • Cessna 150K Aerobat ( 1970-1973 )
  • Dornier Do -228
  • Piper Cherokee B (1969-1973)
  • Piper Cherokee E (1972-1973)
  • Piper Aztec D (1968-1992)
  • Piper PA -31 Navajo ( 1968-1973 )
  • Short Skyvan
  • Short 330-200