Airline Review: Aegean Airlines (domestic Economy)

The Aegean Airlines domestic Economy Class is available on flights to Thessaloniki, Heraklion as well as several seasonal island destinations throughout Greece. Aegean Airlines operates these flights with the same planes they also use for regional flights to European destinations. Yet, there is a difference when it comes to the service.

Flying from Athens to Thessaloniki and back, I found myself in an Airbus A321 both times.

  • Airplane: Airbus A321
  • Cabin Class: Economy
  • Daytime: Noon / Morning
  • Food: Snack
  • Seat Pitch: 30 Inch (76 Centimeter)
  • Seat Width: 18.5 Inch (47 Centimeter)

The airplane is the biggest in the fleet of Aegean Airlines and comes with a typical 3-3 configuration. At this point, I also recommend reading our review of the Aegean Airlines regional Economy Class.

Seating in the Aegean Airlines domestic Economy Class

There is no difference between the airplanes Aegean Airlines uses for domestic flights. That said, it’s worth pointing out the facts in this review.

Aegean Airlines Seating

Seating in the Aegean Airlines domestic Economy Class

The seats are relatively thin, but decently fine for short flights. The seat pitch is good and the seat width is average. While I found the comfort to be sub-par on regional flights, it’s actually fine on domestic itineraries.

If you are opting for more legroom, I recommend choosing an exit row. Those come with plenty of legroom, especially on the Airbus A321!

Catering in the Aegean Airlines domestic Economy

If you are taking a flight in the Aegean Airlines domestic Economy Class, you are not served a hot meal as it is the norm for regional flights with the Greek airline.

Aegean Airlines domestic Economy Food

Snack offered in the Aegean domestic Economy

Due to the short distances in Greece, the catering consists of just a little snack and your choice of beverages (including alcoholic beverages). Both, the cookies and the crackers were nothing special, but eatable.

Entertainment in the Aegean Airlines domestic Economy

The Aegean Airlines domestic Economy comes with a sub-par selection of entertainment. While there are overhead monitors, they are mainly showing ads on the short hops.

Aegean Airlines Magazine

Aegean offers relatively limited entertainment on board

Moreover, Aegean Airlines doesn’t offer any newspapers or magazines. Plus, there is no Wi-Fi available as well. That said, if you don’t bring your own entertainment, the only option available is the board magazine.

Bottom line Aegean Airlines domestic Economy

The Aegean Airlines is hardly different to the regional Economy Class. The two main differences are the reduced catering and the slightly worse entertainment. Nevertheless, I found the flights with Aegean Airlines from Athens to Thessaloniki and bad quite enjoyable. If you have the choice flying with Aegean I’d still highly prefer them over Ryanair or other low-cost-carriers.

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