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EU Votes to Protect Consumers, Employees in Bankruptcy Cases

Stronger and better consumer and employee protection in cases of corporate failure is the focus of a resolution which was recently adopted by the European Parliament.

ECTAA Backs EU Parliament Calls for Post-Thomas Cook Support Measures

ECTAA has welcomed a European Parliament decision to support measures that help tourists and tourism businesses address issues created from Thomas Cook's collapse.

European Travel Agents Charge IATA with Ticket Distribution Abuse

The European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Association (ECTAA) has lodged a complaint against IATA for restricting competition in the market for air ticket distribution.

Traffic Through Greek Airports Hits Historic High in 2018

A total of 63.7 million travelers went through Greek airports on 532,631 flights in 2018, marking a historic high, according to the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA).

Athens Airport Traffic Breaks Record with Over 24 Million Passengers in 2018

Passenger traffic at Athens International Airport (AIA) reached a new record in 2018 at 24.14 million, which is up by 11 percent compared to 2017.

Airport Privatization Not Always Best Option, IATA Says  

The privatization of airports is not always the best option, according to IATA, which called on governments to place priority on balancing the interests of consumers, airlines and investors.

IATA: January Air Passenger Demand Growth Slows on Temporary Factors

Global passenger traffic in January 2018 rose by 4.6 percent compared to the same period in 2017, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said.

ECTAA Calls on Commission to Protect EU Air Passengers

Following a record number of airline failures in 2017, ECTAA is calling on the European Commission to protect EU passengers against airline insolvencies.

IATA: Demand for Air Travel in 2015 Surges to Strongest Result in Five Years

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently announced global passenger traffic results for 2015 and revealed that demand rose 6.5 percent for the full year compared to 2014.
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AEA To Address Key Passenger Rights Issues In European Parliament

The Association of European Airlines (AEA) and MEP Georges Bach will organize a debate where Members of the European Parliament and airlines will exchange their views on key passenger rights issues.