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Laudamotion to Fly from Athens to Vienna in October

Austria's low-cost airline Laudamotion has announced new daily connections from Athens to Vienna, with flights starting in October 2019.

Istanbul Airport Set for Full Opening in April

The Istanbul Airport, set to be among the biggest and busiest in the world, is scheduled to open in full for airlines and passengers on April 7.

Lufthansa Group Modernizes Fleet, Orders 40 Long-haul Aircraft

Lufthansa Group is proceeding with the modernization of its long-haul fleet with the purchase of 40 state-of-the-art aircraft from Boeing and Airbus.

Ellinair ‘Highly Commended’ as Fastest Growing Airline in Greek Market for 2018

Ellinair was highly commended as the fastest growing airline in the domestic market for 2018, during the 19th Airline Marketing Workshop recently held by Athens Airport.

Lufthansa Group Flies Record Number of Passengers to/from Greece in 2018

The airlines of Lufthansa Group last year carried some 2.7 million passengers to/from Greece, a record number compared to 2017, up by 18 percent.

Air France Applauded for Quality of Wines and Champagnes Served in the Sky

Air France has been honored for the high-quality of the wines and champagnes served on board its La Première cabin at the Business Traveller Cellars in the Sky Awards 2018.

Boeing Stops All 737 Max 8 Flights, Limited Disruption Expected

New evidence by Ethiopian authorities has prompted US company Boeing to terminate all 737 Max 8 flights following a second deadly accident in less than six months.

Greece Joins Countries Suspending All Boeing 737 MAX Flights

Greece has suspended all Boeing 737 MAX 8 flights out of its airports, after the fatal Ethiopian Airlines flight crash.

Ryanair to Launch 12 New Routes from Greece for Winter 2019

Irish low cost carrier Ryanair has announced its Greek 2019 winter schedule, which offers 12 new routes connecting Greece with 10 countries.

Air France – KLM Honors Female Passengers on Int’l Women’s Day

The Air France -  KLM group is celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8, by offering its female passengers more travel services including priority boarding.

Travelport Supports Air Passengers with Intellectual Disabilities

Travelport has launched a global campaign to encourage the use of its DPNA Special Service Request (SSR) code, used by travel agents to alert airlines for passengers with intellectual disabilities.

Athens Airport 20-year Concession a Done Deal

For a sum of approximately 1.4 billion euros, Athens International Airport SA will continue to operate Greece’s leading airport over the next 20 years.

Wizz Air to Link Kiev with Athens and Thessaloniki

Wizz Air, a leading low-cost carrier in Ukraine, will launch two new low-fare routes linking Kiev with Athens and Thessaloniki in Greece.

Airlines Slash Scheduled Seats to Greece by 7% in 2019

Airlines have slashed the number of scheduled seats to Greece by 7 percent, or 1.3 million, this year compared to 2018, according to findings released by INSETE.

Star Alliance Partners with Skyscanner on Multi-carrier Itineraries

Star Alliance has partnered with travel search engine Skyscanner to provide travelers with the opportunity to search for flights and book directly with its member airlines.

Air France Unveils New ‘La Prairie’ Beauty Center in New York-JFK Lounge

Air France recently inaugurated its new beauty treatment center in its terminal 1 lounge at the New York-JFK airport, in partnership with luxury beauty specialist La Prairie.

Airbus to Halt Production of A380 Superjumbo Due to Shrinking Sales

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has decided to end the production of its A380, the world's largest passenger airliner, due to the lack of orders.

Austrian Airlines’ Passenger Traffic Rises 7% in January 2019

Austrian Airlines carried approximately 791,000 passengers in January 2019, which is up by 7 percent compared to the prior-year month.

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.

Thessaloniki Airport New Navigation System to Address Fog Issues

Performance Based Navigation (PBN) will be implemented at Thessaloniki’s Makedonia Airport to address issues of poor weather that has led to the cancellation of flights.