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Corfu Welcomes First Seaplane Test Run

A 10-seater Quest Kodiak seaplane landed on Corfu recently during a series of test runs ahead of the highly-anticipated official opening of the island’s waterway.

New Greek-US Committee to Encourage Investment Activity

Economy Minister Dimitris Papadimitriou and US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt agreed to the creation of a Greek-US investment committee.

Fraport Greece Airports Boost Parent Company Profits

Fraport Greece has boosted German operator Fraport’s turnover by approximately 181.4 million euros since April, when it took over 14 Greek regional airports.

Athens Airport Management Plans to Invest €400m in Upgrades

Athens International Airport's operator has announced plans to put 400 million euros into the upgrade of the airport, over the next five years.

Athens Airport Gets 20-year Concession Extension

Athens International Airport’s concession to run the country’s largest airport for the next 20 years has received the green light.

Athenian Riviera Projects Worth €10bn Pick Up Pace

Already home to some of the country’s finest hotels, recreational and cultural spaces, the Athenian Riviera is set to see impressive growth in the coming years.

Skyros Port Fund Raises Questions Over Waterway Delays

The Skyros Port Fund is calling on the government to assign the long-delayed waterway projects to the shipping, tourism and transport ministries.

Greece Still Slow to Attract Tourism Investment

Investors seeking to place their money on tourism projects in Greece are becoming all the more reluctant due to time consuming procedures.

S. Aegean Region Spurs Waterway Projects as Japan’s Mitsui Eyes Seaplane Market

South Aegean authorities are pressing for waterway projects to resume as Japan’s Mitsui eyes Greece's seaplane market.
Posted On 26 Jul 2017

Thessaloniki Port Authority Management Has Big Plans

Transforming Thessaloniki port into a gateway to the Balkans is the priority of a consortium of three companies, which have stepped in as the port’s new managers.

IOBE: Thessaloniki Port Privatization to Bring in €1.6bn in Next Decade

The privatization of the Thessaloniki Port Authority is expected to contribute to GDP growth in Greece by up to 1.6 billion euros by 2026, IOBE think-tank says.
Posted On 22 Jun 2017

Patra Waterway Gets Go-ahead, Seeking Operator

The waterway in Patra is now the third to receive approval, paving the way for the launch of an invitation of interest in order to find the contractor who will take over its operation.

Still No Progress in Greek Waterway Saga

If a sufficient number of waterways is not licensed for this summer season then "hydroplanes will never make it to Greece", according to Hellenic Seaplanes.
Posted On 08 Feb 2017

Thessaloniki Port Sale Priority for New Shipping Minister

Ensuring the sale of a 67 percent stake in the Thessaloniki port authority moves ahead swiftly and trouble free tops the agenda of new incoming shipping minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis.

Full-Speed Ahead for Corfu, Paxi Waterways

The waterways on the islands of Corfu and neighboring Paxi are moving full speed ahead after receiving approval for all contract procedures, regional authorities said this week.

Greece’s Asset Body Chief Says ‘Matter of Time’ Before Waterways Operate

Waterways on Corfu, Paxi and Patra are set to operate immediately, Public Assets Management Fund (TAIPED) President Stergios Pitsiorlas said this week.

Opposition Over Antiquity Report Stumbling Block for Hellenikon Revamp Project

Plans to transform the abandoned Hellenikon airport complex in Glyfada into one of Europe’s largest coastal parks may yet again be put on the back burner after the culture ministry’s archaeological service through a document called for a listing of archaeological sites on the...
Posted On 09 Aug 2016

Licensing Bill Thwarts Greece Waterway Network Progress

A new draft law covering license procedures, construction and operation of waterways in Greece is putting a damper on any waterway plans and projects currently underway, said leading investor Hellenic Seaplanes.
Posted On 08 Aug 2016

Athens Airport Concession Deal to Be Finalized in Fall

The Greek government is set to complete concession talks for Athens International Airport (AIA) in September, assets agency head Stergios Pitsiorlas, said earlier this week.

Tinos Waterway Gets Eco Thumbs Up, Works Kick Off

Tinos is the first of the Cyclades islands to get environmental approval for the construction of the first waterway there.
Posted On 02 Jun 2016
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