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Air France Recycles Uniforms For Car Insulation

Air France recently launched a collection drive to gather old ground staff and crew uniforms at Paris-Orly and Paris-Charles de Gaulle airports. The collected uniforms will then be recycled into car insulation at a specialized recycling plant.
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Air France To Launch Low-Cost Carrier “Hop!”

Air France recently revealed the name and commercial offering of its new regional airline named “HOP!” to be launched on 31 March 2013.
Athens International Airport's 169th millionth passenger since 2001 (center).
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Athens Airport Welcomes 169th Millionth Passenger

Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” yesterday, 13 December, hosted a special welcome party for its 169th millionth passenger since the opening of the airport 11 years ago in 2001.
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Air France Celebrates Three Million Passengers On Its A380

Air France welcomed its three millionth passenger on its Airbus A380, Tuesday, 4 December, and, to celebrate the occasion, offered a special welcome to a passenger when she checked in for flight AF007 from New York- JFK to Paris-Charles de Gaulle.
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Air France Offers Caviar On Board For The Holidays

For the Christmas and New Year holiday season, Air France will be offering its customers traveling in the La Première cabin exceptional dishes to make their flight a deliciously refined experience.

U.S. Authorities Demand ESTA For Travel

Passengers from a country included in the U.S. visa waiver program must first request and be granted ESTA authorization (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) before traveling to the United States, according to airline carrier Air France.

Cruise Tourism in Greece Begins a New Era

Greece can play a leading role and become a hub for itineraries in the Eastern Mediterranean cruise industry, was the unanimous outlook expressed by all leading representatives of the international cruise industry who attended the recent cruise forum CRUISEinGREECE.

Biggest Airlines Worst Offenders

The Association of European Airlines (AEA) publishes its report every quarter, and produces an annual figure at the end of each calendar year. The reports include not just baggage handling performance of its member airlines, but also their performance in other areas.

SkyTeam Welcomes Aeroflot As Tenth Member

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, welcomed Aeroflot as its tenth member and this event was celebrated in Athens at the annual party. Aeroflot, the largest Russian airline, offers daily flights to 89 destinations in 47 countries with its fleet of 81 aircraft. The carrier is...

Alitalia Welcomes New Regional Manager

Antonio Temporini is Alitalia's new regional manager for southeast Europe, including Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Israel, Romania, Bulgaria and the Balkans.

Swissport and Sky Express Sign Service Agreement

Swissport signed a contract to provide ground service for passengers and airplanes with Sky Express, the new Greek airline based in Heraklion, Crete. Sky Express, established in 2005, offers passengers domestic flight service to the Greek islands and has plans to begin...

SkyTeam Cruise for its Top Sellers

Last month, some of the top Greek sellers of SkyTeam alliance airlines' 15,000 daily flights joined with local representatives of the airlines to enjoy a working 3-day cruise with Superfast Ferries. Some two dozen agents took the opportunity to spend time with friends and...

European Single Sky Program Ratified

In a landmark occasion for European air transport, the contract for the definition phase for the Single European Sky Implementation Program was ratified on November 17 by 29 partners in the Air Traffic Alliance, the vice president of the European Commission and the director...

Local SkyTeam Members Awarded

Local SkyTeam members were awarded for their comprehensive powerpoint presentation created for their annual agency workshop held in 2003. Head office said the presentation was so professional that it was adopted as the basis for the 2004 and 2005 SkyTeam market presentations held...

SkyTeam Presents Fourth Mexican Festival

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, last month welcomed top tourism professionals to its annual Mexican Food Festival organized with the cooperation of the Athenaeum Intercon-tinental and the local Mexican embassy. This marks the fourth year in succession for the festival.

SkyTeam Introduces Global Corporate Travel Program

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, recently announced the introduction of a new corporate travel program for global companies. The new program offers competitively priced, customized travel solutions across most of the alliance's 684 destinations in 133 countries via a single...

SkyTeam Holds Special Event for Corporate Secretaries

Nearly 400 corporate secretaries from some of the capital's major businesses attended the recent SkyTeam evening reception and fashion show held at one of the Attica area's most deluxe hotels. During the gala affair, alliance members held a draw for a total of 20 airline tickets...

Skyteam Introduces New Alliance Members

Skyteam is to introduce a new class of membership in order to cater for carriers whose international ambitions are more restricted. At a press conference in Amsterdam called to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the alliance, Air Europa of Spain; Copa Airlines of Panama; Kenya...

Lufthansa Buys Out Swiss

The supervisory board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and the board of directors of Swiss International Air Lines AG late last month approved the business model jointly developed by both companies for the takeover and integration of Swiss into the Lufthansa Group.

Global Tourism Megatrends

Global megatrends that are about to revolution-ize the tourism industry at the dawn of the third millennium were released recently by the director of Tourism Control Intelligence (France and USA), Michael Nowlis. Of the many tendencies foreseen are that the cruise industry will...