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submitted by John Stathatos on 27.08.2009

AEGEAN AIRLINES BID FOR KYTHERA ROUTE

ATHENS, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Greek carrier Aegean Airlines (AGNr.AT) said on Wednesday it took part in the Greek government's tender of state-subsidised routes, seeking to service 17 mainly island destinations.

Aegean, which competes with recently privatised Olympic Air, said it offered to service the routes with AVRO RJ 100 112-seat jets and ATR 72 88-seat planes.

It offered to service routes including the islands of Kalymnos, Ikaria, Astypalaia, Skiathos, Skyros, Samos, Chios, Lesvos, Karpathos and Kythera, providing flights from Athens and Thessaloniki.

The tender by Greece's civil aviation authority encompasses a total of 24 routes that are commercially unviable, guaranteeing state subsidies for the servicing carriers. The deadline for offers expires on Wednesday.

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