Olympic Air stops flights between Athens and Thessaloniki and Iraklio (Crete) as 13. October 2013. OA also cuts flights between Athens and Rhodes as of 30. September 2013. In a letter to travel agents and associates, Olympic Air said that:
“Passengers with reservations for any flights to or from these destinations after these dates will receive a full refund. The company’s announcement also said that passengers could also switch their tickets to flights toward the same destinations operated by rival Aegean Airlines.” (ekathimerini)
There have been several attempts for the merger of Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines, but the European Commission has repeatedly expressed concern about it stressing the dangers of monopoly in domestic flights , price increases and poorer service.
But no European Commission body can prohibit an airline company to interrupt flights between destinations. right?