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AEGEAN to Power Some Flights with Sustainable Aviation Fuel

AEGEAN plans to power some domestic and international flights with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), as part of a new partnership with Hellenic Petroleum.

Athens Airport Workshop Brings Sustainability to the Table

During an Athens International Airport (AIA) workshop, tourism and travel stakeholders discussed ways to transition to more sustainable practices as part of the post-Covid-19 “new normal” for air travel.

Eurostat: March Sees Commercial Flights in EU Pick Up by 156% 

Greece was among the EU countries recording the smallest decreases in commercial flights in March 2022, according to Eurostat.

Aviation: New Carbon Footprint Indicator Sees Greece Doing Well

Mabrian Technologies compares the aviation carbon footprint of Portugal, Spain, France, Italy and Greece for 2019 with 2022 in its new carbon footprint indicator.

Ryanair Seeks Incentives to Boost Passenger Numbers to Greece

Ryanair is calling on the Greek government to introduce tourism recovery incentives to airlines to boost travel to Greece outside of the peak season.

EU and Qatar Sign Landmark Aviation Agreement

The European Union and the State of Qatar have signed a comprehensive air transport agreement, upgrading rules and standards for flights between Qatar and the EU.

Kalamata Airport in Greece on Track for Development

The tender for the selection of consultants for the development of Kalamata Airport in Greece has been completed.

IATA: Covid-19 Devastates Global Air Transport in 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic hit global air transport hardest in 2020 with the international airline industry describing it as the worst year on record.

EU Decides to Cut Off Airline Links with Belarus

Dozens of airlines have decided to stop serving Minsk, after EU leaders said they would be imposing sanctions on Belarus over the forced landing of Ryanair flight FR 4978 out of Athens on Sunday.

Development of 23 Greek Smaller Airports Starts with Kalamata

Development procedures for Greece’s 23 regional airports have kicked off starting with Kalamata, according to the Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations.

Air Transport Sector Needs Stimulus Measures, Says IATA

IATA has called for governments to stay engaged and consider stimulus measures for the air transport sector as part of the preparations to restart international travel in the Covid-19 era.

IATA: Aviation Workers Must be Considered Essential for Covid-19 Vaccination

IATA renewed its call on governments to ensure that aviation workers will be considered as essential workers during the impending Covid-19 vaccine campaign.

IATA: Air Transport Industry to Receive Deeper Revenue Hit by Covid-19

The passenger revenues of the air transport industry for 2020 could plummet $252 billion or 44% below 2019’s figure due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to IATA's new estimate.

Smaller Greek Airports Next in Line for Modernization

The Greek government is set to launch a new round of airport privatizations, concerning 23 smaller regional airports in Greece.

Fraport Greece Priorities: Extending Tourism Season, Promoting Destinations

Fraport Greece says it is committed to extending the tourism season by increasing inbound traffic and attracting more airlines to the Greek market.

Fraport Greece Regional Airport Upgrades Almost Complete

Fraport Greece has completed 80% of its investment program, with the airports of Thessaloniki, Corfu, Kos, Mykonos and Santorini being last on its project list.

Greek Airport Manager Fraport Calls for Complementary Infrastructure

Upgrades at Greece’s 14 regional airports are moving full speed ahead but complimentary infrastructure is needed, says Fraport CEO Alexander Zinell.

Travelport Releases GDS Booking Data Ahead of Hajj Pilgrimage

The number of flights booked by European travelers through GDS to airports around the holy city of Mecca this year increased by 1,966 or 6 percent, according to Travelport.

Greek Authorities Address Air Traffic Control Delays

The Transport Ministry is looking to address the issue of flight delays at Athens International Airport (AIA) and at other facilities across Greece.

Fraport CEO: Greece’s Regional Airport Upgrades Completed by 2021

The 14 Fraport-run airports across Greece are slated to be completed in 2021, according to the company’s CEO Alexander Zinell.