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TAIPED-owned 30% Stake in Athens Airport Up for Sale

Greece’s Economic Policy Council has decided to accelerate the sale of a 30 percent stake in Athens International Airport.

Athens Airport Ready to Host 4th Plane Pull Fundraiser

Athens International Airport will be hosting its 4th annual Plane Pull fundraiser on September 18, as part of its corporate social responsibility program.

Athens Sees More Hotels and Airbnbs for 2019 Tourism Season

The growing number of new hotels and increasing Airbnb-style options available in Athens has expanded the city's accommodation sector.

Tourism to Greece Roars Ahead, Arrivals Up in July

Greece recorded a 9.8 percent increase in international air arrivals in July but a 2.1 percent decline in the number of road arrivals compared to the same month in 2017.

Athens Airport Growing Bigger, New Works in Progress

Construction works to expand the main terminal of Athens International Airport (AIA) in view of ever growing numbers of travelers are currently under way.

Athens Airport Partners with ‘Alipay’, Becomes Chinese-friendly

In efforts to become a Chinese-friendly airport, Athens International Airport has partnered with online and mobile payment platform Alipay.

Athens Airport Passenger Traffic Grows 15.5% in October

Passenger traffic through Athens International Airport (AIA) in October increased by 15.5 percent compared to the same month in 2016, reaching 2.05 million people.

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 Receives ‘Fast Travel Gold Award’ by IATA

Athens Airport was awarded the “Fast Travel Gold Status” by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for adopting IATA's "Fast Travel" projects.

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.

Athens Airport Named ‘Meritt Winner’ at WITSA 2017 Global ICT Excellence Awards

Athens International Airport (AIA) was honored as a "Merit Winner" for its “Internet of (noisy) Things” application at the WITSA 2017 Global ICT Excellence Awards in Taipei, Taiwan.

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.

ATRS 2017: Athens Airport Honored for Efficiency and Cost Competitiveness

Athens International Airport was honored for its efficiency and cost competitiveness in the ATRS 2017 Global Airport Performance Benchmarking Task Force report.

New Transport Service Connects Athens Airport with Evia Island

Evia's hoteliers have signed an agreement with the local KTEL Intercity Bus service to transfer tourists to the island straight from Athens Airport.

Sofitel Athens Airport Holds Blood Donation Drive

Five-star hotel Sofitel Athens Airport recently held a blood donation drive with the participation of its management and staff.

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.

Lufthansa Group Adds New Destinations in Greece

Lufthansa Group has added five new airports to its network of destinations in Greece, in order to meet high demand during the summer tourism season.

Additional Flights, Bus and Train Routes for Greek Easter Exodus

Additional flights, bus and train routes in Greece have been announced to facilitate Easter holidaymakers.

Athens Airport Honored for Marketing Strategy

Athens International Airport has received honors for an actual mystery novel it distributed as part of its "Aviation marketing delivered in a novel way" B2B campaign.

Greek Gastronomy Guide Joins Athens Airport to Promote the Finest

The newly launched Greek Gastronomy Guide, a website in both Greek and English aiming to become a tool in the hands of the keen traveler who wants to know where to eat, what to order and how to indulge in the secrets of Greek cuisine, has joined forces with Athens International...
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