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Greece, India Ink Air Services Deal

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias and his Indian counterpart signed an air services agreement for the launch of direct flights between the two countries.

EasyJet Confirms €40m Deal for Parts of Air Berlin

EasyJet said it will ink a 40 million euro deal to purchase a part of German carrier Air Berlin, which filed insolvency in August.

IATA, ACI Launch NEXTT Ahead of Rising Travel Demand

The new "NEXTT" initiative aims to enhance the on-ground transport experience, guide industry investments and help improve regulatory framework.

New Security Checks for All US-bound Travelers Take Effect

American and foreign nationals flying into the US will now have to face enhanced security controls and questioning at airports.

Zela Aviation Bolsters Cyprus Team with Two Key Appointments

Air charter broker company Zela Aviation has announced the appointment of Nikolay Panov and Andrew Christoforides to its team in Cyprus.

GRA Study: Airline Consolidation Limits Competition, Consumer Choice

Airline consolidation decreases consumer choice and negatively affects competition in the industry, according to a report released by aviation economists GRA.

Lufthansa – Air Berlin Deal Raises Concerns

Lufthansa was to officially confirm that it had inked a deal for parts of Air Berlin, raising in the meantime concerns by the International Airlines Group.

Athens Airport Among EU’s 30 Busiest in 2016

Athens Airport was among the 30 busiest airports in the EU in 2016 handling increased traffic by 10.6 percent, according to data released by Eurostat.

Monarch Stops Trading, Cancels Flights

The UK’s fifth largest carrier Monarch has ceased trading and cancelled all its flights affecting thousands of customers.

Athens Flying Week 2017 to Host Aviation Meet, Excite with Super Stunts

Greece’s biggest air event - the Tanagra International Air Show 2017 - is ready for take-off on September 16-17 as part of the 6th Athens Flying Week (AFW).

AirHelp Assesses Greek Airports Under Fraport Management

Legal services provider AirHelp has proceeded with the assessment of 14 regional airports in Greece run by Fraport for the June 15 - August 16 period.

Air China to Link Beijing with Athens in September

Air China will be connecting Athens with Beijing as of September 30 with two direct flights per week, the Chinese embassy said this week.

Lufthansa Interested in ‘Parts’ of Air Berlin

Lufthansa has expressed interest in acquiring a number of planes from German carrier Air Berlin after it filed insolvency recently.

Air Berlin Flies into Turbulence, Files for Insolvency

German carrier Air Berlin filed to commence insolvency proceedings under self-administration, after its main shareholder Etihad withdrew financial support.

Athens Int’l Airport Bolsters Handling Capacity 

Athens International Airport (AIA) has boosted its handling capacity to 26 million passengers following an ongoing upgrade budgeted at 35 million euros.

Ryanair Eyes Alitalia, Says it Made ‘Non-binding Offer’

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has made "a non-binding offer" for Italian airline Alitalia, the company said on Monday.

Athens Flying Week 2017 Prepares for September Take-off

A number of aircraft and jets will soar across the Athenian sky during the 6th Athens Flying Week to take place September 16-17.

EC Takes Action for Open and Connected Aviation Markets

In efforts to safeguard competition, facilitate investments and boost efficiency in aviation, the European Commission has announced new measures as part of its Aviation Strategy for Europe.

EC Updates EU Air Safety List, Adds Four Carriers

Four carriers from Nigeria, Ukraine and Zimbabwe were added to the revised EU Air Safety List, while all airlines from Benin and Mozambique were removed.

Athens Airport, Hellenic American University to Teach Aviation to Kids

Athens International Airport and the Hellenic American University are organizing the 2nd Aviation and Flight Academy for students.