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TUI’s Flying ‘Brand Ambassadors’ Get the Word Out

Travel group TUI is making sure everyone knows its products and services with its latest innovative advertising campaign that has seven TUIfly Boeing 737-800 planes "donning" company brands.

EU Ruling: Airlines Must Pay Up or Be on Time

An EU Court decision has set a precedent paving the way for employers to be able to seek compensation from airlines in the case their employees are delayed to their final destinations while on business trips.

Air France Goes Gourmet with Chef Jean Imbert

It’s haute cuisine by French chef Jean Imbert on board all Air France Economy and Premium Economy long-haul flights as part of the French carrier's efforts to upmarket its products and services.

IATA: Demand for Air Travel in 2015 Surges to Strongest Result in Five Years

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently announced global passenger traffic results for 2015 and revealed that demand rose 6.5 percent for the full year compared to 2014.

Greece’s Aegean Among 2015’s Fastest Growing Airlines

Greek carrier Aegean is ranked ninth among the world’s 20 fastest growing airlines in 2015, according to weekly e-journal anna.aero (Airline Network News and Analysis).

Athens Airport Passenger Traffic Breaks Record in 2015

Athens International Airport is counting its blessings with more than 18.1 million travelers going through its gates in 2015.

Aegean Apologizes for Tel Aviv Flight Incident

Greek carrier Aegean Airlines apologized on Wednesday, to the Palestine Liberation Organization for an incident on Sunday, which saw two men - an Israeli-Arab and a Palestinian - voluntarily disembark after angry protests from Jewish Israeli passengers, who cited security fears.

Aegean, Olympic Cancel Jan. 8 Flights Due to Strike

Due tomorrow's 24-hour strike by civil aviation employees at Greece’s regional airports, Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air announce the cancellation of the following January 8 flights.

Disruptions at Greece’s Regional Airports Due to Friday Strike

Travelers flying across Greece will be forced to re-schedule as regional airports will be facing disruptions on Friday, January 8, due to 24-hour strike called by the Federation οf Associations οf Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.

Report: 2016 to be a Banner Year for Air Travel

The year 2016 is shaping up to be a great one for travelers to save money as they take to the skies, according to a report released recently by Expedia in partnership with the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC).

Russia-Turkey Tensions to Take Toll on Tourism

All Russian citizens are being summoned to return home as the country’s parliament examines the possibility of suspending all air traffic to Turkey, after a Russian bomber was downed by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet near the Turkish-Syrian border on Tuesday.

Cyprus Reveals New National Carrier: Tus Airways

Based at Larnaka international airport and founded in June this year, Cyprus’ new national carrier, Tus Airways, is set to take to the skies in the coming months.

Global Operation Cracks Down on Airline Scam, 133 Detained

A total of 162 suspicious transactions were reported and 133 individuals detained earlier this month during a joint operation to combat online fraud in the airline sector, Europol said in a recent statement.

Aegean Aims for the Sky, Launches 14 New Destinations from Athens

Aegean Airlines announced on Thursday, the introduction of 14 new destinations from Athens, 111 international routes to 45 countries and investments in four new Airbus A320 carriers.

Emirates Launches 4th Daily Flight to Bangkok

As of December 1, Emirates Airlines will be servicing Bangkok daily with a fourth A380 service from Dubai.

‘TAG Athens’ Taps into Airport’s Stopover Potential

Attracting travelers to Athens International Airport (AIA) by making it a stopover on their long-haul flights is the aim of the “TAG Athens” project, which kicked off on Tuesday, bringing Singapore Airlines and Aegean on board.

Mykonos, Kalamata Airports Top Europe Passenger Growth List

Greece is ranked sixth among 43 countries for the highest growth in passenger numbers in 2014, according to anna.aero’s (Airline Network News and Analysis) airport report released recently.

Germanwings Launches Flights from Dusseldorf to Athens

German low-cost carrier Germanwings announced on Wednesday, the launch of direct flights from Dusseldorf to Athens starting in March.

Transavia Gets Makeover

Accessibility, affordability and hospitality are the pillars of Transavia’s latest rebranding and expansion policy.

Restrictions for Travellers to US

Effective January 1, the US Federal Department is implementing restrictions concerning the transport of hazardous materials applicable to all passengers travelling to cities in the US.