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May 2021 Flight and Passenger Traffic to Greece Improves

Incoming passenger traffic through Greece’s airports picked up this May marking a 673.4% increase compared to the same month in 2020.

Delta Starts Direct Flights to Athens from New York

Delta Air Lines has resumed its direct service between Athens and New York.

New Company Zela Jet Offers Private Flights with Aircraft, Helicopters

Zela Aviation has launched Zela Jet, a new company offering private flights with aircraft and helicopters for leisure and business trips.

Alitalia to Fly Daily Between Athens and Rome from May 31

Italian carrier Alitalia will begin daily flights between Athens and Rome starting on May 31.

Airlines Warn High Cost of Covid-19 Testing Could Delay Tourism Recovery

The high cost of Covid-19 testing requirements could thwart the tourism industry’s recovery, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Airlines Urge Countries to Apply WHO Covid-19 Travel Management Proposals

The global airlines industry is calling on governments to comply with Covid-19 recommendations on international travel from the World Health Organization (WHO).

IATA Expects Net Airline Industry Losses of $47.7bn in 2021

IATA expects net airline industry losses of $47.7 billion in 2021 and says immediate priorities are restart plans, employment support and cost reduction.

airBaltic Announces Flights Connecting Riga with Santorini and Heraklion

airBaltic will launch new scheduled flights between Riga and the Greek destinations of Santorini and Heraklion for summer 2021.

Minister Expects Seaplane Services to be a Game-changer for Greek Tourism

Seaplane services in Greece, once launched, are expected to create new tourism products and employment opportunities on the Greek islands and in remote regions.

Covid-19 Still Keeps Passenger Traffic Down at Athens Airport

The Covid-19 pandemic and global travel restrictions in March kept passenger traffic at Athens International Airport below last year's levels.

Germany: Int’l Air Travelers Must Present Negative Covid‑19 Test Before Arrival

All international travelers arriving to Germany by air are now required to present a negative Covid‑19 test before embarking on their journey.

Ryanair to Open New Bases on Corfu, Rhodes, Crete for Summer 2021

Ryanair will open three new bases on the Greek islands of Corfu, Rhodes and Crete for summer 2021.

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.

EU Auditors Probe the Protection of Air Passenger Rights During Covid-19

The European Court of Auditors has launched an audit to assess whether the Commission was safeguarding the rights of air passengers during the Covid-19 crisis.

IATA: Free Training to Former Cabin Crew Transitioning into Job Market

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is organizing an online training course to help laid-off airline cabin crew members re-enter the job market.

SAS to Offer Flights to Athens and Chania for Spring-Summer 2021

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has included Athens and Chania on its spring - summer flight schedule for 2021.

Air France-KLM: Sustainable Aviation Fuel Program for Corporate Customers

Air France - KLM has introduced its corporate customers to its Sustainable Aviation Fuel program, enabling them to play an active role in the future of sustainable travel.

Lufthansa Group to Require Only Medical Masks on Flights

All passengers and crew members of the Lufthansa Group airlines will soon be required to wear only medical masks on flights to/from Germany.

American Airlines Announces Athens-New York Route for Summer 2021

American Airlines as of June 3, will launch a new service connecting Athens with New York, JFK, for the 2021 summer season.

Greece’s Regional Airports See 2020 Traffic Plunge by 71%

Covid-19 drove passenger traffic through Greece’s 14 regional airports down by 71.4 percent in 2020 against 2019, according to managing company Fraport Greece.