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Greece-China Agree to Double Flights, Boost Connectivity

Greece and China have signed an MoU for increasing the number of flights connecting the two countries to 35 weekly from the current 14.
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Air China Adds Extra Athens – Beijing Direct Flight to Meet High Demand

Air China is increasing its direct Athens-Beijing service from two to three flights per week in order to meet high travel demand.

GNTO Promotes Best of Greek Tourism to Target Markets

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) recently highlighted Greece’s thematic tourism options through a number of promotional events to target markets.

China Explores Teaming Up with Greece in Tourism

The possibility of launching a direct flight from Xiamen to Athens was discussed between Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and a delegation from the southeastern Chinese province of Fujian.

Athens International Airport Celebrates Chinese New Year

Athens International Airport will be welcoming Chinese visitors with a series of activities in celebration of the Chinese New Year.

Greece Eyes Athens-Shanghai Direct Flights

Greece is looking into the possibility of establishing direct flights connecting Shanghai with Athens in its aim to boost arrivals from East China.

TUI China Invites Greeks to Holiday in Beijing

Tour operator TUI China, an affiliate of leading travel and tourism group TUI, is aiming to attract outbound Greek tourists to China.

AIA Honors Airlines for 2017 Performance at Athens Airport

Athens International Airport (AIA) has honored airlines that recorded the fastest development and the highest increases in passenger volumes in their scheduled services during 2017.

Beijing Airport Set to Become Leading Aviation Hub

Beijing Airport is on its way to become a leading international hub and significantly enhance the future customer experience.

SETE Chief: Chinese Market is a Great Opportunity, Big Challenge

Improving air connectivity and creating additional visa centers are key to increase inbound tourism from China to Greece, according to Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Yiannis Retsos.

Air China to Link Beijing with Athens in September

Air China will be connecting Athens with Beijing as of September 30 with two direct flights per week, the Chinese embassy said this week.

Chinese Carriers Seeking to Offer Direct Beijing-Athens Flights

Air China and China Eastern Airlines are expected to introduce direct flights to Athens, according to Piraeus Port Authority Managing Director Fu Cheng Qiu.

Lufthansa Group and Air China Sign Commercial Joint Venture

The Lufthansa Group and Air China recently signed a partnership agreement in Beijing that will enable the two aviation groups to jointly operate all connections between Europe and China as part of a commercial joint venture.

GNTO Promotes Greece Across the Globe, Now on Travel Channel

US explorer Josh Gates adds Greece to his long list of adventures with his TV series “Expedition Unknown” set to feature the Minoan Civilization and the secrets of its demise on the Travel Channel this coming fall.

Air New Zealand and Air China Launch New Alliance Route

Star Alliance members Air New Zealand and Air China have launched joint sales for a new daily direct service between Auckland and Beijing.

Star Alliance Introduces Flexible Round-the-World Fares for Premium Economy

Aiming to win over the budget-minded traveler keen on flexibility, Star Alliance announced that it has expanded its Round-the-World (RTW) fare to include travel in premium economy class in three mileage bands.

Air China Signs Up For Travelport Rich Content And Branding Technology

Travelport and Air China recently announced a new merchandising agreement, which will see Air China participate in Travelport’s Rich Content and Branding program.

A350 XWB To Take Center Stage At Singapore Airshow

Airbus will present the all-new A350 XWB at the Singapore Airshow next month, marking the first full display of the aircraft at an international air show.

Athens Airport Honors Airlines For 2012 Development

Athens International Airport (AIA) awarded airlines that recorded the highest passenger development in 2012, during the 13th Airline Marketing Workshop held at the airport on 14 February.

Beijing Resumes Flights To Athens

Air China launched a new route between Beijing and Athens via Munich on 18 May in an attempt to strengthen ties on tourism and business.
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