connect with us
A Service by: GREEK TRAVEL PAGES
 

Athens Airport Eleftherios Venizelos To Cut Rates

Negative reports in local newspapers concerning the new Athens International Airport at Spata, Elefterios Venizelos, may have played a role in the airport's recent announcement that it will lower airport fees later this year. The newspaper reports concentrated on the lower...

European Airlines Create Online Travel Portal

Nine of Europe's leading airlines recently unveiled plans to move into the online travel market with the launch this year of a new online travel service, that sells flights and other travel products direct to the consumer.

Axon Takes Delivery Of Five New Aircraft As It Bids For Olympic Airways

With or without Olympic Airways, Axon Airlines, which has emerged as the frontrunner in a privatization tender for Olympic Airways, intends to grow by leaps and bounds. The two-year-old airline last month took formal delivery of five new aircraft - two Boeing 737-400s and three...

Greece’s SkyTeam Leaders Inform Travel Trade

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance founded by Aeromexico, Air France, Delta Air Lines and Korean Air, as well as its newest member, CSA Czech Airlines, held a major bash at the Astir Place last month to inform the Greek travel trade on the many customer benefits available...

Athens Airport Defends Pricing Policies

The Athens Skal Club called on top-level executives from the new Athens international airport to join members for the monthly luncheon and explain why the airport charges are so high. The club's president, Makis Fokas, welcomed two executives and explained the problems the travel...

New Offers For Olympic Airways

Axon Airlines SA, Golden Aviation Services (the Restis shipping group), Integrated Airline Solutions and Cyprus Airways deposited new bids for the purchase of national carrier Olympic Airways. As we go to press, bidders are said to be on their way to London to discuss the bids...

Olympic Airways Speeds Up Privatization And Gets Funds For Spata Move

Olympic Airways will relocate to the new airport at Spata come March next year following approval from the European Commission for the diversion of funds intended for plane purchases.

Olympic’s Fares Increase By As Much As 54%

Recent increases in the price of petrol pushed the world's airlines into 10-15% increases in winter fares, but Olympic Airways seems to have gotten carried away and increased at least one of its winter fares - first-class one-way Athens-New York - by 54%.

New Athens Airport Turned Over To Management Company

Athens's new Eleftherios Venizelos airport at Spata, 13 kilometers out of the capital, last month was handed over by the Hochtief-led consortium that built it in just over four years to the company that will undertake the management until 2030 (The Greek state has a 55-percent...

State To Cover Olympic Airways Debts

The government is willing to meet Olympic Airways' debts despite the anticipated reaction from the European Union, said Transport Minister Christos Verelis in a recent interview with the Greek daily newspaper Ta Nea.

Aegean Adds Two Additional Aircraft To Its Fleet

Aegean Airlines, considered Greece's most prominent domestic carrier, last month announced it was about to add two more four-engine Avro RJ 100 turbo-prop passenger aircraft to its fleet.

European Union Air Traffic Control To Improve

Even hardened skeptics see hopeful signs that a pan-European regulation for 'single sky' air traffic control over Europe may yet become a reality. An EU committee formed early this year to study such a possibility is expected to issue its final report before the end of the year.

Avionic Introduces Flights To Smyrna

Greek airline Avionic last month introduced a direct flights from Athens to the Turkish city of Smyrna. The direct flights are offered every Monday and Friday.

New Onephone Service From Olympic Airways

Olympic Airways has established a new phone line for nationwide reservations through the Hellenic Telecommunications Organization's onephone service.

SkyTeam Adds Service To Airline Alliance

A new 4-airline alliance, SkyTeam, got off the ground recently. And besides the usual pieces forged together by partners in an alliance -common reservations, ticketing and check-in services, common frequent-flyer benefits and access to every destination flown by each airline-...

Former Air Greece Boss Creates Cretan Airways

Another new domestic Greek airline takes to the skies. As of next month, newly formed Cretan Airways begins flights from Crete to Athens and Thessaloniki with ATR 72 passenger planes, according to the airline's founder, Kostas Badouvas.

Korean Air, Delta, Air France And Aeromexico Create Sky Team Alliance

Yet another new alliance of strong international airlines greets the market this month. Local representatives from Korean Air, Delta, Air France and Aeromexico are ready to visit Greek travel agents and inform them on the new “Sky Team” alliance created by the four airlines.

APG Hellas Takes On Scenic Airlines

APG Hellas, GSA for Scenic Airlines, invites Greek public to visit the Grand Canyon.Now the general sales agent in Greece for U.S.-based Scenic Airlines, APG Hellas invites the Greek public to visit the Grand Canyon aboard the leading aerial sightseeing carrier in world.

Aegean and Cronus Sign Cooperation Agreement

Greece’s two biggest private carriers recently signed a cooperation agreement for all domestic flights. In essence, the code-share agreement allows passengers to board any of the carrier’s flights with tickets purchased from either airline.

Handling Companies Head for New Athens Airport

Olympic Airways was selected to supply ground, cargo and fuel into-plane handling services as the new Athens International Airport at Spata.