Olympic Aviation accepted two Boeing 717-200s at Long Beach, California, on 7 January and plans to begin services with the new aircraft by the end of this month. The 717s have been leased from Bavaria International Aircraft Leasing, which placed firm orders for five aircraft in May 1998. Four of the aircraft have been transferred to the leasing company while the fifth will be delivered in April. Olympic, which is based in Athens, Greece, plans to use the 717s to expand its European regional route network from Thessaloniki in northern Greece to Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Larnaca, Munich, Paris and Stuttgart.

Source: Flight International