The strong business links that were forged between the PGAs of Europe and Aegean Airlines in 2006 with the launch of an International Pro-Am have been strengthened and extended significantly by the signing of a Corporate Partnership agreement.
As the sixth of these annual Pro-Ams approaches on June 1-4, Aegean Airlines are officially named as the ‘Preferred Airline of the PGAs of Europe’, a relationship that benefits member PGAs and their members by the availability of preferential rates.
This latest ‘Working Together’ development became a natural progression during the previous five-years of the PGAs of Europe’s endorsement of the Pro-Am that has grown in status and popularity as the tournament has grown into a ‘not-to-be-missed’ event each June.
Now an important event on Greece’s sporting calendar, the Aegean Airlines Pro-am has become a crucial shop window for the magnificent Navarino Dunes Golf Resort, in the southwest, Messinia region of the Peloponnese with its luxurious hotels and superb golf courses, where it is to be staged once again in 2011.
As in each of its former years, the Pro-Am sold out its 44 four-man team places up to three months in advance as PGA professionals and their teams return year after year to sample the pleasure of the springtime golf in a glorious climate.
The teams open up with 36 holes of conventional pro-am golf before the pros and the amateurs divide on the third day when the pros, as individuals are able to make a charge for a share of the €62.000 prize fund and the amateurs play a separate competition for excellent prizes.
Benefits for PGA Professionals
- The Corporate Partnership agreement states that:
- “Aegean Airlines will provide a designated corporate account that can be accessed by all PGAs of Europe staff and officials and designated staff and officials from Member PGAs offering discounts on best-priced tickets on the Sponsor flights and upon agreement with other Star Alliance airlines on Star Alliance flights.
- “In addition our preferred airline offers to PGA Professionals upon sign-up to Aegean Miles and Bonus Frequent Flyer Programme, access to preferred rates exclusively for PGA Professionals, while apart from the various benefits, it offers 1 free ticket (save taxes and fees) to the PGA Professional travelling with 10 golfers.
- “Aegean Airlines favours air travel for all golfers by offering carriage of golf bag and equipment for every passengers golfer free of charge.”
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