Olympic Airlines To Change Its Name?

Olympic Airlines has been in quite a bit of trouble recently. After the Hellenic government's failed privatization bid back in 2004, when it aimed to privatize the state-owned Greek flag carrier, Olympic finds itself in more troble with the government.

This time, it's over illegal loans. The European Union alleges that hundreds of millions of euros were illegally given to the airline through loans by the Hellenic government.
Kathimerini, a Greek English-language newspaper, reports that the government has submitted a business plan to the EU in which Olympic Airlines would cease to exist but have its network taken over by a new airline, Pantheon Airways. (For an in-depth look at the name, head over to Strategic Name Development's blog.)

But to make things more confusing, Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis said in an interview that the Olympic brand name might not be disposed of after all. “It is our objective to keep the name, despite the fact the [would-be new] company is known by the code name Pantheon,” he said.

1 comments:

STAVROULA said...

please changing the name and making olmpic airlines cease to exsist will be the most terrible mistake in this world olympic airlines is our home away from home for hearts are with olympic and i believe with all my heart taking away olympic airlines is a terrible mistake keep the name and never change it all of billions of Greeks love Olympic Airlines please leave Olympic Forever to be with us changing the names and making it no longer exsist will destroy all the greeks here in the united states and billions will be very herartbroken and devestated as well as me we love you olympic airlines may god give you a moracle recovery to stand with us and fly us for many more years to come save the JFK TO ATHENA ROUTE PLEASE SAVE OLYMPIC FROM MAING A DISASTER COME TRUE DONT CHANGE THE NAME WE ARE BEGGING YOU PLEASE WE ARE SO PROUD TO SEE OLYMPIC AIRLINES FLYING OVER THE SKIES OF NEW YORK INTO KENNEDY YOU MAKE US SP VERY PROUD OLYMPIC PLEASE STAY OLYMPIC AIRLINES FOREVER
ALL MY LOVE VOULA