200 YEARS GREEKS AND INNOVATION
1956

1956 Aristotelis Onassis founds Olympic Airways

Olympic Airways was the company that set new rules in air transport by adding the element of luxury next to safety and comfort. The uniforms of its crews were designed by famous designers, and the menu was impeccably planned and served even during short voyages. Aristotelis Onassis was born in Smyrna in Asia Minor, came to Greece as a refugee, and immigrated to Argentina. He created a colossal empire of numerous companies and entreprises. The jewel in his empire's crown was without a doubt Olympic Airways. He became globally famous when he got married to John Kennedy's widow, Jackie Kennedy. His personal life was marked by his relationship with Maria Callas and the loss of his son Alexandros in a plane accident in 1973. With his first wife, Tina Livanos, he had two children Alexandros and Christina.