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Air Transport Conference

An International Conference on Air Transport and Airports and their evolution in the 21st Century takes place next month at the University of Patras on December 3 and 4. Organizers expect to welcome some 300 experts in air transport from the European Union, including Greece, and...

Travel Trade Calls Emergency Session To Confront Commission Cuts

Greece's travel trade associations got together last month ans called emergency general assembly of all travel associations to consider stop selling domestic airline tickets after local carriers cut agency commission down to 6.94% from 9%.

Aegean Accepts ‘Airline of the Year’ Award

Athens-based private carrier Aegean Airlines won high honors at this year's European Regions Airline Association's airline of the year awards. The 83 airlines of the association selected Aegean for its bronze Airline of the Year 2000/1award. Skyways, Sweden's largest regional...

Tourism Arrivals Up Over Last Year

Arrivals to Greece during the first half of this year proved to be on a scale expected by local analysts. Arrivals to the Dodecanese resort island of Rodos, from Athens, rose by 32% to 277,308 in the first six months of the year, compared with 1999, the Civil Aviation Authority...

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.

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.

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.

SETE Realeases Report On Athens-Istanbul Comparison

The Association of Greek Tourist Enterprises (SETE) recently published the results of a comparative study on tourism traffic between Athens and Istanbul.

Minoan Increases Revenue And Profits

Crete-based ferry operator Minoan Lines announced a substantial increase in pre-tax profits for 1999. Minoan said last year's revenue was up 7.1% against the year before and profits before taxes were up 65.5%.

Goldair Group Expands Rapidly

Stelios Golemis, head of the Goldair group, is set on placing his company on the top of the list of Greek tourism enterprises. Within the past few weeks, he has promoted his ground-handling subsidiary and enlarged that company's customer base with the addition of some of Europe's...