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Greek Gov’t Paves Way for Seaplane Operations with Amendment

The Greek government is paving the way for fast-track procedures to simplify licensing for the creation of a waterway network in Greece.

Greece Seaplane Operations Set Sights on 2022

Hellenic Seaplanes, a key investor in the development of Greece’s first waterway network, expects the first seaplane flights to take off in 2022.

Ios Island Waterway Permit for Seaplane Flights a Done Deal

The Greek island of Ios is moving ahead with the creation of its own waterway after the finalization of the licensing process by the Transport Ministry.

Grecian Air Announces Seaplane Flights in Greece from September

Grecian Air Seaplanes is entering the Greek market and aiming to launch its first flights in September from the Ionian islands.

Minister Expects Seaplane Services to be a Game-changer for Greek Tourism

Seaplane services in Greece, once launched, are expected to create new tourism products and employment opportunities on the Greek islands and in remote regions.

Seaplane Network Law Gets Greek Parliament Approval

Greek lawmakers have approved a draft proposal covering the establishment, operation and management of waterway projects in Greece.

Stalled Seaplane Network Tops Greek Gov’t Agenda

A stalled network of seaplanes that would facilitate travel and transportation between the Greek islands is a top priority for the government.

Hellenic Seaplanes Preparing Design for Elefsina Waterway

Hellenic Seaplanes has appointed Pieris Architects to design a master plan for the creation of a waterway network in the port town of Elefsina, 20km west of Athens.

Seaplanes Expected to Take Off in Greece in 2019

Greece may see the first flights of seaplanes in the country take off in 2019, considering that a two-year old draft bill is finally tabled in parliament.

Greece’s Seaplanes Network Still in ‘Planning’ Phase

For almost a decade, an ambitious plan to connect the Greek islands through a seaplane network has failed to take off due to red tape.

Petrichor Capital to Back Hellenic Seaplanes Waterways Project

Hellenic Seaplanes has secured 250 million euros in financial backing from Petrichor Capital Partners to develop a waterway network in Greece.

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.

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.

Greece May See Seaplane Flights as of Summer 2016

Hellenic Seaplanes expects to operate its first hydroplane waterways in Greece as of this summer.

Skyros Moves Closer to Getting a Waterway for Seaplane Flights

A ministerial decision concerning the environmental requirements for the construction and operation of the first waterway in the Aegean, at Linaria Port on the island of Skyros, has been signed.

Chandris Group Enters Seaplane Market

Greek energy company NRG Trading House, a member of Chandris Group, has decided to invest in the seaplane market, which is currently under development in Greece.

No Seaplane Flights in Greece This Summer

Seaplanes will not operate in Greece this year as the country lacks a waterways network, the president of Hellenic Seaplanes Nikolas Charalambous announced during a recent meeting in Athens with Alternate Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Communications Christos Spirtzis.

Hellenic Seaplanes Includes Greek Islands Chios, Psara and Oinousses in Waterway Network

Greek company Hellenic Seaplanes has expanded its waterway network to include the ports of North Aegean islands Chios, Psara and Oinousses.

Hellenic Seaplanes, University of Piraeus Join Forces

A strategic alliance was concluded between the University of Piraeus and Hellenic Seaplanes last week, with the aim of providing the knowhow to the future executives of the waterway sector.

Hellenic Seaplanes Extends Waterway Network to Sitia, Crete

Hellenic Seaplanes has expanded its waterway network to include the port of Sitia, eastern Crete, the company said in a statement.