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2016: Safest Year Ever for Air Travel

Although 2016 had its fair share of airline tragedies, experts are saying that it was one of the safest years in the history of aviation.
Posted On 12 Jan 2017

Greece Tourism Body Expects Record Arrivals in 2017, Spending Key

Tourist arrivals to Greece are expected to increase yet again this year, according to initial forecasts by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), adding that the decisive factor will be an increase in spending.

IATA: Another Strong Year for Airline Profits in 2017

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects the global airline industry to make a net profit of $29.8 billion in 2017.
Posted On 28 Dec 2016

EasyJet Adds Preveza, Rhodes & Kefallonia to Greece Destinations

British low-cost carrier easyJet announced the addition of four new routes, extra seating and friendlier rates for Greek destinations.

Runway Works at Thessaloniki Airport Pushed Back to October 2017

The Greek transport ministry has stepped in and postponed runway works at Thessaloniki’s Macedonia Airport beyond the upcoming summer season.
Posted On 13 Dec 2016

Commission Updates EU Air Safety List, Clears All Kazakh Airlines

All airlines certified in Kazakhstan have been removed from the EU’s air safety list of airlines that do not meet international safety standards.
Posted On 12 Dec 2016

Fears for Thessaloniki Tourism Due to Works on Airport Runway

Greek professionals are calling for the postponement of works on Thessaloniki's airport runway, fearing that incoming tourism in summer 2017 will be hit.

Aegean, Sky Express & Astra Flying Stranded Students Back to Athens

Aegean Airlines, Sky Express and Astra stepped in with temporary flights to bring back students from the island of Crete who were stranded there due to an ongoing strike by Greek seamen.

Cyprus Airways Back in Action with New Airbus

Adorned with an olive branch, the symbol of Cyprus, the country’s re-launched carrier Cyprus Airways is set to begin operations soon after receiving its first aircraft and securing its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) by the end of the year.

Lufthansa Pilot Strike Extended, Hundreds of Flights Cancelled

German airline Lufthansa has announced the cancellation of 912 flights scheduled for Thursday, as the Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) union has extended its strike action by another 24 hours.
Posted On 23 Nov 2016

Qatar Launches New Free Four-day Transit Visa

Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism Authority have announced that a new transit visa scheme, which allows passengers with layovers of five hours or more in Hamad International Airport to request a complimentary transit visa, has gone into effect as of November.
Posted On 15 Nov 2016

WTM 2016: New Flights to Greece in Summer 2017

A number of new flight routes from the UK to popular destinations in Greece are expected to launch for summer 2017, according to information provided at the World Travel Market (WTM) London.
Posted On 08 Nov 2016

Lufthansa Group Q3 Profits Up Amid Challenges

Lufthansa Group reported improved profits for the third quarter of the year despite the challenging market conditions, the company said last week.

Greek Aviation Body: Call for Interest in 10 Air Routes to Remote Areas

The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority has announced a call for interest in 10 air routes to remote areas in Greece for the April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2021 period.
Posted On 26 Oct 2016

Fraport Unveils Plans for Macedonia Airport, Aims to Boost Traffic by 47%

German airport operator Fraport recently unveiled ambitious plans for the makeover of the Macedonia Airport in Thessaloniki.
Posted On 20 Oct 2016

IATA Chief Reveals Vision for Enhanced Air Travel

More efficient and less intrusive security checks, enriched air travel shopping options, a single order record to include all reference numbers for the trip, accurate real-time information and single identity verification are just some of the International Air Transport...
Posted On 20 Oct 2016

Greece Flights Back On After Strike Called Off

Airlines have reinstated flights that were planned to be cancelled on Sunday and Monday, after the union of Greek air traffic controllers pulled its planned strike action.
Posted On 08 Oct 2016

Greek Air Traffic Controllers Suspend 4-day Strike

Greek air traffic controllers have suspended strike action, planned to begin on Sunday, after meeting with Transport Minister Christos Spirtzis.
Posted On 08 Oct 2016

Greek Tourism Sector Urges Air Traffic Controllers to Suspend 4-day Strike

Key figures of the Greek tourism sector on Saturday called for the country's air traffic controllers to suspend announced strike action.
Posted On 08 Oct 2016

Airlines to Cancel Flights Due to Strike by Greek Air Traffic Controllers

Flights to and from Greece are being cancelled due to strike action announced by the country's air traffic controllers.
Posted On 07 Oct 2016