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Interview – Andreas Christodoulides: ‘Zela Aviation Aims to Exceed Customer Expectations in Air Chartering Industry’

Zela Aviation's founder, Andreas Christodoulides, talks to GTP about the company's role, accomplishments and future plans in the air transport industry.
Posted On 07 Mar 2017

Ryanair Launches Winter Plan, Four New Thessaloniki Flights

Ryanair announced the launch of its 2017 Thessaloniki winter schedule which includes four new routes to Bratislava, Eindhoven, Memmingen and Naples.

Greece – India Air Services Agreement Paves Way for Tighter Tourism, Trade Ties

An Air Services Agreement signed between India and Greece, paves the way for further cooperation in trade and tourism by enhancing air connectivity.
Posted On 24 Feb 2017

Ionian Islands: New Flights Announced for Summer 2017

A number of new flights from abroad to the Ionian Islands, which include favorites Corfu, Kefalonia and Zakynthos, were announced for this summer by the Region of the Ionian Islands on Thursday.
Posted On 16 Feb 2017

Promise of Greek Summer Attracts New Flights

As summer draws near all the more airlines are introducing new flights, adding more seats or boosting the frequency of their existing routes to destinations in Greece aiming to secure a piece of the growing market.
Posted On 06 Feb 2017

Committee for Coordination of Air and Sea Transport in Greece Announced

A committee for the coordination of air and sea transport in Greece will be set up to ensure that remote islands remain connected with the mainland.
Posted On 06 Feb 2017

US Airlines Up in Arms Over Emirates NY Flights Via Athens

Three US airlines are calling on new President Donald Trump to stop Emirates' decision to offer a daily year-round flight from Dubai to New York via Athens.
Posted On 25 Jan 2017

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.