connect with us
Travel & Tourism industry news by Greek Travel Pages (gtp)

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.

Athens Airport 20-year Concession a Done Deal

For a sum of approximately 1.4 billion euros, Athens International Airport SA will continue to operate Greece’s leading airport over the next 20 years.

Brexit, Airport Investment and User Fees Challenges Ahead for Aviation Industry

Brexit, airport capacity, investment and user charges are expected to be the main challenges in the year ahead for the EU’s aviation industry, according to ACI Europe.

Germany Airport Strikes Severely Disrupt Travel

Flights out of airports in German cities, including Frankfurt and Berlin have been cancelled or facing disruption as security employees hold strikes.

Athens Airport Concession Deal Stalled

AIA SA is calling on the relevant authorities to set a specific timeframe for the completion of the Athens International Airport concession agreement.

ICAO: Global Air Passenger Growth ‘Solid’ in 2018

The number of air departures across the globe increased by 38 million, with airlines transporting in 2018 a total of 4.3 billion passengers, according to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). 

EU Air Traffic Control Delays and Flight Cancellations Peak in 2018

The number of air traffic control delays and flight cancellations appear to have peaked this year, "achieving" the worst record in almost a decade.

Commission Approves Extension of Athens Airport Concession Deal

A bid by Athens International Airport SA for the 20-year extension of its concession agreement has been approved by the European Commission.

Athens Airport Among EU’s Leading 25

Athens International Airport (AIA) is among the leading 25 airports in Europe in terms of passenger traffic, according to data released by Eurostat.

Extra Charges Driving Airline Revenues Sky High, Says Report

Extra fees for luggage, seat selection and in advance bookings are expected to boost airline revenue by 13 percent to 92.9 billion dollars in 2018, according to a report by IdeaWorksCompany and CarTrawler.

Direct Air Links Key to Greece Tourism Growth, Says Ministry

Direct air links with new markets worldwide, secured by the Tourism Ministry, have helped boost the number of international arrivals to Greece.

Turkish Airlines Aiming to Serve More Latin American Destinations

As part of its ongoing strategy to expand to under-served Latin American markets, Turkish Airlines plans to operate flights to Mexico City.

Greece in Top 5 Schengen Countries Issuing Short-stay Visas

Greece is ranked fifth among 10 Schengen countries that received the most short-stay visa applications in 2017 after France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

Germany Lifts Stricter Airport Checks on Outbound Flyers from Greece

The German interior ministry has called off stricter airport security checks for passengers traveling on outbound flights from Greece, which were implemented in 2017.

EU Set to Suggest Mandatory Fingerprinting on All IDs

In efforts to tackle terrorism, the European Commission plans to table a proposal that all EU identification cards include fingerprinting.

Hoteliers Call on Ryanair to Re-examine Chania Base Termination

Chania hoteliers are calling on low-cost carrier Ryanair to re-examine its decision to shut down its base at Chania Airport on Crete.

Schengen Zone Airport Checks Legal, Biometric IDs a Requirement

European Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos recently stated that Schengen zone checks were both legal and carried out in most countries regularly.

End of Trading for Austrian Carrier Niki

Austria’s second largest airline Niki announced it had filed for bankruptcy protection, leaving some 10,000 passengers stranded.
12