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Beijing & Athens Form Bond

Dong Zhiyi, general manager of Beijing Capital International Airport and Athens International Airport's chief executive and chairman of the Airport Council International Europe, Yiannis Paraschis.

Dong Zhiyi, general manager of Beijing Capital International Airport and Athens International Airport’s chief executive and chairman of the Airport Council International Europe, Yiannis Paraschis.

A Memorandum of Brotherhood was signed recently in Beijing between Beijing Capital International Airport, which is preparing to host the 2008 Olympic Games, and Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”, which four years ago had the the honor to welcome and bid farewell to the 2004 Olympic Games.

By their brotherhood pledge, the two airports establish liaisons of friendship and partnership that aim to: enhance service quality for the Olympic Games on the basis of the cooperation with Athens International Airport; improve air connections between Beijing and Athens; exchange management expertise on the levels of airport management and technology; and cooperate in developmental projects around the world.

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Nikos is Greek-American born in New York, USA, and has lived in Greece for over 30 years. He is the managing editor of Greece's leading monthly travel and tourism guide, the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) since June 2008 and of news site GTP Headlines since its launch in September 2012. Nikos has also served as international press officer for the City of Athens and for the mayor. He has a degree in Mass Media and Communications, specializing in Journalism. Nikos is a native English speaker and speaks Greek fluently.

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