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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.

Ethiopian Airlines Launches Flights to 20th Destination in Europe

Ethiopian Airlines in July will connect Addis Ababa in Ethiopia with Marseille in France, which is the carrier's 20th destination in Europe.

‘My Emirates Pass’ Offers Special Membership Discounts Across UAE for Summer 2019

The “My Emirates Pass” has returned for summer 2019, offering travelers discounts and benefits in over 500 locations across the UAE.

Emirates: ‘Expo 2020 Dubai’ Pavilion to Focus on Future of Commercial Aviation

Emirates, the premier partner and the official airline of Expo 2020 Dubai, has unveiled the design and visitor experience concepts of its ultra-modern pavilion for the six-month mega event.

Scoot: New Flights to Four Chinese Cities

Scoot, the low-cost arm of the Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group, has launched sales to four new cities in China: Wuhan, Changsha, Kunming and Fuzhou.

Ryanair: New Thessaloniki – Amman Service for Winter 2019

Ryanair has announced a new service from Thessaloniki in northern Greece, to Amman in Jordan, for its 2019 winter schedule.

Emirates Completes Upgrade of Boeing 777-200 Fleet

Emirates has completed the reconfiguration of its Boeing 777-200LR fleet, an investment that reached a total of $150 million.

Croatia Airlines Celebrates 30 Years with Record Number of Passengers

Star Alliance member Croatia Airlines held an event in central Athens, marking its 30 years of service in air travel.

Alitalia Sees Higher Passenger Revenues in Q1 2019

Alitalia’s passenger revenues increased by 1.4 percent during the first three months of 2019, compared to the same period in 2018.

TripAdvisor Again Names Singapore Airlines as ‘World’s Best’

Singapore Airlines has been announced "world's best" for the second year on TripAdvisor's Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines list.

Lufthansa Named ATW Airline of the Year 2019

Lufthansa has been announced "Airline of the Year 2019" by the Air Transport World (ATW), a leading monthly magazine covering the global airline industry.