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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.

AEGEAN Introduces New Voucher Option for Greater Flexibility

AEGEAN is introducing a new voucher option for passengers who want to voluntarily cancel their ticket due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

EasyJet Says ‘Yes’ to Five-year Loan Facility

UK low-cost carrier easyJet agreed to a new $1.87 billion 5-year term loan with a syndicate of banks which will boost liquidity in the aftermath of Covid-19.

AEGEAN Introduces Covid-19 Testing Option for Passengers

AEGEAN is offering its passengers the option to get a discounted Covid-19 test, prior to departure, at medical facilities in Greece.

Airline Executives Say Demand for Greece on the Rise

Air travel demand for Greece is on the rise despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, according to global airline executives.

IATA: Air Cargo Demand Improving at a Slower Pace

Air cargo demand continued to improve in October but at a slower pace compared to the previous month, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Passenger Traffic Down by 81% at European Airports

Passenger traffic at European airports has decreased by 81 percent as a result of quarantine-based travel restrictions, ACI Europe said.

Lufthansa Group First to Implement Star Alliance Biometrics

Lufthansa Group will be first to implement Star Alliance Biometrics and usher in a touchless customer experience at airports.

Qatar Airways Launches Exclusive Program for Students Worldwide

Qatar Airways has launched a global program for students, offering exclusive benefits that will support them throughout their educational journey.

ForwardKeys: 3 Greek Destinations Resilient in Q3 Despite Covid-19

Athens, Thessaloniki and Heraklion were among the Top 10 cities in Europe showing resilience in Q3 in terms of international travel tickets, says ForwardKeys.

Jet2 Announces Flights from Bristol to Kalamata, Lesvos for Summer 2021

UK leisure travel group Jet2 has announced flights from Bristol Airport to a number of destinations, including Kalamata and Lesvos in Greece, for summer 2021.

Ryanair’s O’Leary Says Air Travel Will Return to pre-Covid-19 Volumes in 2021-2022

Air travel may go back to pre-Covid-19 volumes sooner than expected - by 2021-22, Ryanair Group CEO Michael O’Leary predicts.

Lufthansa Starts First Trial Run for Covid-19 Rapid Tests

As of November 12, Lufthansa will begin conducting the first test runs for comprehensive Covid-19 antigen rapid tests on select routes.

Almost 200 European Airports May Face Insolvency Due to Crisis in Air Travel

Almost 200 airports may face insolvency in the coming months if passenger traffic does not start to recover by year end, according to ACI Europe.

Qatar Airways Takes Delivery of Three Airbus A350-1000

Qatar Airways has taken delivery of three more Airbus A350-1000 aircraft that will operate on strategic long-haul routes to Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe.

AEGEAN Introduces its Hygiene Attendants for Safer Travel

Focusing on the safety of its passengers prior, during and after the flight, AEGEAN has introduced its Hygiene Attendants to travellers.

Lufthansa to Deploy 4 Airbus A350-900s to Frankfurt Hub

For the duration of the winter timetable, Lufthansa will be deploying four of the currently parked Airbus A350-900s to its hub in Frankfurt.

Heathrow Airport Introduces Pre-flight Covid-19 Testing

London’s Heathrow Airport is now carrying out rapid one-hour Covid-19 tests before passengers board for travel.

Qatar Airways: 99.988% of Passengers Flown COVID-19-free

Qatar Airways' monitoring and hygiene program has resulted in more than 99.988% of passengers travelling Covid-19-free on board its aircraft since February 2020.

Strikes to Disrupt Air Travel in Greece on Thursday

Flights to and from Greece will be affected on Thursday, October 15, due to a 24-hour strike called by Greece’s main public sector umbrella union ADEDY.