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AIA Celebrates Ethiopian Airlines’ Return to Athens with Instagram Contest

Athens International Airport has launched an Instagram contest to celebrate the return of Ethiopian Airlines to the Greek market.

Flybe in Rescue Talks with British Government

UK’s regional airline Flybe is in talks with the British government to secure additional funding, less than a year after a consortium led by Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd. stepped in to rescue the carrier.

Greece’s Fraport-run Airports Welcome Over 30 Million Travelers in 2019

Greece’s 14 regional airports currently managed by Fraport Greece welcomed over 30 million travelers in 2019.

FAA Bans US Airlines from Flying Over Iraq and Iran

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has prohibited US civil aviation operators from flying over Iraq and Iran.

Ukraine International Airlines Jet Crashes in Iran

Α Boeing-737 of Ukraine International Airlines (UIA), on Wednesday crashed in Iran, killing all people on board.

Condor to Connect Berlin with Popular Greek Destinations for Summer 2020

Condor is returning to Berlin's Schönefeld Airport with flights to popular Greek destinations for summer 2020.

ASN: 2019 One of the Safest Years Ever for Commercial Aviation

Τhe year 2019 was one of the safest ever for commercial aviation, according to the Aviation Safety Network (ASN).

Ryanair: Two New Greek Routes to Armenia for Summer 2020

Ryanair has announced the launch of two new services connecting Greece and Armenia for the summer of 2020.

TAP Air Portugal Receives 30th New Aircraft

TAP Air Portugal recently celebrated a milestone in the renovation of its fleet by receiving its 30th new aircraft also ending the commercial operation of its last Airbus A330.

Lufthansa and Vistara Sign Codeshare Agreement

Lufthansa and Vistara have signed a codeshare agreement aiming to further strengthen their existing interline partnership.

Royal Air Maroc to Join Oneworld Alliance in 2020

Royal Air Maroc, the Moroccan national carrier, will officially become a full member of Oneworld, a global airline alliance, in 2020.

Ryanair to Launch New Corfu – Prague Route for Summer 2020

Ryanair will launch a new service connecting Corfu with Prague in summer 2020.

Lufthansa: Reduced Catering Onboard Flights Due to Strike

Lufthansa will not be able to provide its regular variety of beverages and meals on December 19, due to a strike called by the Verdi trade union at the group's catering company LSG Skychefs.

Alitalia: Passenger Revenues Grow by 5% in November

Italian carrier Alitalia recorded a 5 percent increase in passenger revenues in November, compared to the same month in 2018.

Greece’s ‘TicketSeller’ Shortlisted as Best Newcomer at SESA Startup Competition 2019

Greek online travel agency TicketSeller is among the finalists of the South Europe Startup Awards (SESA) competition in the “Best Newcomer” category for 2019.

KLM Opens Renovated Non-Schengen ‘Crown Lounge’ at Schiphol Airport

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has officially opened its completely renovated non-Schengen “Crown Lounge” at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport.

IATA Grounds Greece’s Astra Airlines

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has suspended Greece’s Astra Airlines, which is reportedly seeking a new partner to inject much needed funds.

Cancelled Flights Get Astra Airlines Under Greek Aviation Authority Supervision

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority is assessing whether Astra Airlines will be able to continue operations after the carrier recently cancelled a number of flights.

Ryanair to Relaunch Athens – Chania Route for Summer 2020

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair will relaunch the Athens - Chania route, as part of its schedule for the summer of 2020.

KLM Recycles Plastic Bottles to Make Tools to Repair its Aircraft

As part of its efforts to reduce waste, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is recycling PET plastic bottles to make 3D tools to repair its aircraft.