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Bloomberg: Greece Working to Keep UK Travelers Coming After Brexit

The Greek government is reportedly taking measures ahead of a no-deal Brexit, in efforts to facilitate incoming tourism from the UK.

Holiday Airline Germania Announces Collapse, Cancels All Flights

German low-cost carrier Germania announced that it has filed for bankruptcy, attributing the company’s collapse to increasing fuel prices.

IATA: Travel Up in the Air After Brexit Deal Rebuffed

Travel may be affected after UK lawmakers turned down Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit agreement, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Traffic Through Greek Airports Hits Historic High in 2018

A total of 63.7 million travelers went through Greek airports on 532,631 flights in 2018, marking a historic high, according to the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA).

Germany Airport Strikes Severely Disrupt Travel

Flights out of airports in German cities, including Frankfurt and Berlin have been cancelled or facing disruption as security employees hold strikes.

ICAO: Global Air Passenger Growth ‘Solid’ in 2018

The number of air departures across the globe increased by 38 million, with airlines transporting in 2018 a total of 4.3 billion passengers, according to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). 

Ryanair: New Athens – Tel Aviv Route for Summer 2019

Ryanair has announced the launch of a new route connecting Greek capital Athens to Tel Aviv in Israel, as part of its 2019 summer schedule.

Hong Kong Airlines Among World’s Most Punctual Carriers for 2018

Hong Kong Airlines in 2018 achieved the highest On-time Performance (OTP) in the region of Asia Pacific, and retained its position in OAG's Top 3 most punctual airlines globally.

Athens Airport Traffic Breaks Record with Over 24 Million Passengers in 2018

Passenger traffic at Athens International Airport (AIA) reached a new record in 2018 at 24.14 million, which is up by 11 percent compared to 2017.

AEGEAN and Athens Airport in OAG’s ‘Punctuality League 2019’ Report

Greek carrier AEGEAN and the Athens International Airport have been included in OAG’s “Punctuality League 2019” report for their on-time performance during the previous year.

Emirates Carries Over 59 Million Passengers in 2018

Emirates carried over 59 million passengers in 2018, delivering another year of trendsetting product and service initiatives across its fleet and network.

European Commission Tables Air Traffic Measures in Case of ‘Hard Brexit’

In view of UK’s exit from the EU, the European Commission has proposed two legislative short-term measures aimed at limiting disruption to air traffic in case of a no-deal scenario.

Austrian Airlines Employees on Duty for Christmas and New Year Holidays

Many Austrian Airlines employees will be working in the air and on the ground over the holiday season to make sure that all passengers reach their destinations of choice.

British Airways Gears Up for the Great Christmas Getaway

British Airways is gearing up for the great Christmas getaway as it prepares to carry over half a million customers during the festive period.

AEGEAN Contributes to Extension of Tourism Season in Greece

AEGEAN's November 2018 figures reveal the airline's contribution to the extension of the tourism season in Greece during the winter months.

Extra Charges Driving Airline Revenues Sky High, Says Report

Extra fees for luggage, seat selection and in advance bookings are expected to boost airline revenue by 13 percent to 92.9 billion dollars in 2018, according to a report by IdeaWorksCompany and CarTrawler.

World’s Airports Seek Golden Ratio Between Growth and Sustainability

The golden ratio between growth and sustainability in the operation of airports, was analyzed during the 6th ACES – Athens 2018 Symposium held in the Greek capital.

Cyprus Airways and Blue Air Launch Codeshare Partnership

Cyprus Airways and Blue Air have entered into a codeshare partnership, aiming to offer passengers more travel options and optimized flight schedules.

British Airways Says Goodbye to Iconic Boeing 767

British Airways has said goodbye to one of the most iconic aircraft in its fleet, the Boeing 767, which had been in service for almost 30 years.

LGS: Louis-Goldair Venture in Handling Services Marks 10 Years

Cyprus-based LGS Handling, a joint venture between Louis Group and Goldair, celebrated 10 years of successful operation.