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Condor Connects Germany with Mykonos, Santorini, Samos for Summer 2020

Condor, as of May 1, 2020, will connect Germany's main airports non-stop with the Greek islands of Mykonos, Santorini and Samos.

SWISS Celebrates Perfection with ‘Imperfect’ Campaign

As part of its “SWISS Celebrates Perfection” campaign, SWISS has launched a number of “mildly infuriating videos” designed to grind the gears of those who share the brand’s detail-oriented mindset.

Air France Customers Treated to Exceptional Wines

Air France held a wine tasting event for its customers, with award-winning sommelier Paolo Basso, in the Business lounge of Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport.

KLM Marks Centenary with Bike Ride at Athens Airport

KLM recently turned 100 years old and in Greece celebrated with a bike ride for its friends at Athens International Airport.
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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.

Commission Approves €380 Million German Rescue Aid to Condor

The European Commission has approved Germany's plans to grant a €380-million loan to charter airline Condor, after the collapse of its parent company Thomas Cook.

Cyprus Airways Announces Athens – Paphos Service

Cyprus Airways will connect Greece’s capital Athens with the city of Paphos in Cyprus as of December 21 with three flights per week.

ERA: EU’s Flight Compensation Rule Impacting Smaller Carriers

The European Regions Airline Association (ERA) is re-examining an EU legislation covering issues of compensation for travelers, claiming it is impacting smaller carriers.

Scoot Named Best Low-cost Carrier at TTG Travel Awards 2019

Scoot, the low cost arm of Singapore Airlines, has been named “Best Low-cost Carrier” for the Asia Pacific region at the 30th TTG Travel Awards 2019.

Ryanair to Connect Kefallonia with Bologna for Summer 2020

Ryanair has announced the launch of a new route connecting the Greek island of Kefallonia with Bologna, Italy, for summer 2020.

Adria Airways Leaves Star Alliance after Declaring Bankruptcy

Slovenia's flag carrier Adria Airways has left the Star Alliance network after declaring bankruptcy and ceasing flight operations.

ECTAA Announces Eric Drésin as New Secretary General

The European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Association (ECTAA) has appointed Eric Drésin as its new Secretary General.

Ellinair Adds Vnukovo, Russia, to its Destination Roster

Ellinair, a Mouzenidis Group airline, has added a new Russian destination to its roster after entering a deal with Vnukovo International Airport.

Lufthansa Upcycling Collection Gives Retired Aircraft a ‘Second Life’

The Lufthansa Upcycling Collection offers exclusive lifestyle and design products made from sustainably recycled aircraft materials.

Three Greek Airports Listed Among Europe’s Top 10 for Tardiness

Three airports in Greece - Mykonos, Santorini and Athens - have been listed by AirHelp among Europe’s top 50 in terms of flight delays.

Cyprus Airways Appoints BBT Air as its GSA in Greece

Cyprus Airways has appointed BBT Air - Aviation Services, a newly established company based in Athens, as its General Sales Agent (GSA) for the Greek market.

IATA Sees July Air Travel Demand Dampening

Brexit confusion, trade conflicts and tariffs appear to be taking a toll on demand for air travel, which slowed down in July, according to data released by IATA.

Alitalia: Long-haul Routes Boost Passenger Revenues in August

Alitalia has reported a 2.5 percent increase in passenger revenues for the month of August, driven by the carrier's positive performance on long-haul routes.

AirHelp: Greece Flight Delays, Cancellations Up by 7%

Three in 10 flights departing from Greece, were either delayed or cancelled in the first seven months of the year, an AirHelp report reveals.

Industry Forecast: 2020 World Travel & Hotel Rates to Slow Down

Air travel and hotel rates across the globe are expected to slow down in 2020 impacted by ongoing trade wars, Brexit, oil supply and predictions of recession, according to the annual business travel forecast released by Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) and the Global Business Travel...