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Aegean Air promotes the new Acropolis Museum

27 November 2009 / 10:11:10  GRReporter
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Victoria Mindova

Over ten thousand students Greek islands will have the opportunity to fly free with the help of Aegean Air to Athens and back, in order to visit the New Acropolis Museum. This campaign starts from January 2010. The initiative is part of the overall program of the Greek carrier, in order to promote tourism in the country and the ancient Greek cultural heritage, as national and world treasure.

This was announced at the official presentation of the two new Airbus A320 airplanes, which were decorated with the image of Kore (sculpture – symbol of the Athens museum) and with the logo “Discover the new Acropolis Museum,” including the website of the museum. “The new Aegean Air campaign is an open invitation to all Greek companies, which support such campaigns. The sense of collegiality and mutual aid are in fact one of the most important conditions for success, "said the airline director Todoros Vassilakis.

The new Aegean Air airplanes carry the names of two famous figures from Greek ancient times – Klisten, ancient Greek politician, founder of democracy and Fidius, believed to be the best sculptor in ancient Greece and chief architect of the Acropolis. Todoros Vassilakis quoted Melina Merkoury: “Greece needs to put its culture in front. This is the face of the country, this is its legacy and its wealth.” Godfather of both airplanes is Professor Dimitris Pantermalis, director of the new Acropolis Museum, who expressed his gratitude to the airline for sharing the good image of the country abroad.

From the beginning of 2010 all 22 Aegean Air airplanes will show a promotional video during their flights to countries abroad. This way, passengers will get to know the cultural wealth and beauty sheltered in the museum. And so over 3 million passengers per year, from the 30 destinations, will have the opportunity to look back to ancient times. 

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