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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...

Air France Surprises Passengers with Ballet Performance from Paris Opera

Air France recently surprised the passengers onboard its AF117 flight from Shanghai to Paris-Charles de Gaulle, with a live ballet performance from the Paris Opera.

Turkish Airlines Awarded by Athens Airport for High Aggregate Growth

Turkish Airlines was awarded by Athens International Airport (AIA) for its high growth and contribution to the development of the Greek aviation market.

Zela Aviation and MIAT Mongolian Airlines Renew GSA Partnership

Cyprus-based Zela Aviation and MIAT Mongolian Airlines have renewed their GSA (General Sales Agent) partnership for the fifth consecutive year.

EU Approves Compensation for Connecting Flight Delays

A new EU ruling entitles air travelers to compensation of up to $700 if a connecting flight on the same reservation is delayed or cancelled.

Lufthansa Names Thessaloniki ‘City of the Month’

Lufthansa has named Thessaloniki “City of the Month” and is inviting travelers to visit the “crossroad of civilizations”.

Travelport Announces Non-binary Gender Booking Option

Travelport has announced a new booking code for non-binary gender airline passengers that offers the option to choose "X", rather than "M" or "F".

IATA Expects Boeing 737 MAX to Remain Grounded Until August

Boeing’s fastest-selling aircraft, the 737 MAX 8, is most likely to remain grounded until August the earliest, according to estimates by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Alitalia’s Passenger Revenues Increase by 5.9% in April

Alitalia’s passenger revenues increased by 5.9 percent in April, compared to the same month last year, due to the carrier's excellent performance on long-haul routes.

Austrian Airlines Presents New Boarding Pass

After modernizing its brand identity in 2018, Austrian Airlines has presented a new design for its mobile boarding pass for passengers.

Turkish Airlines to Open Five Lounges at New Istanbul Airport

Turkish Airlines will open a total of five passenger lounges at the new Istanbul Airport by summer 2019.

Saudi Arabian Airlines Appoints Intermodal Air as GSA in Greece

Saudi Arabian Airlines has appointed Intermodal Air as its GSA in Greece and has announced flights between Athens and Riyadh as of June 5.

Volotea CEO: ‘Athens Base Launch Most Successful in Our History’

One year after the opening of Volotea's base in Athens, the carrier's CEO referred to it as "the most successful launch" in the airline's history.

AirHelp: Athens Airport Ranks 3rd Among World’s Best

Athens International Airport has been ranked third in AirHelp’s 7th annual listing of the world’s best airports and airlines for 2019.

Ryanair Returns to Kalamata with Four New Routes

Ryanair has launched four new routes from Kalamata in Greece to London Stansted, Milan Bergamo, Pisa and Sofia, as part of its summer 2019 schedule.