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EU Approves Compensation for Connecting Flight Delays

A new EU ruling entitles air travelers to compensation of up to 700 dollars if a connecting flight on the same reservation is delayed or cancelled.
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Alitalia’s Passenger Revenues Increase by 4.4% in June

Italian carrier Alitalia recorded a 4.4 percent increase in passenger revenues in June, compared to the same month last year.

AEGEAN Promo Campaign Brings Greece’s Sunshine to Berlin

The weather was cloudy in Berlin during May 3-5, but Greek carrier AEGEAN managed to bring Greece’s sunshine to the German city through a promo campaign.

Lufthansa: New Menus for Kids by Chef Alexander Hermann

Lufthansa has introduced its young passengers on long-haul flights to new menus, created by award-winning chef Alexander Herrmann.

AEGEAN Wins Gold for its Call Center Service

Greek carrier AEGEAN received the gold award in the “Large Call Centers” category at the "Teleperformance Greece CRM Grand Prix Customer Service Awards 2018".

AirBaltic Extends Athens – Riga Seasonal Routes to December

AirBaltic is extending its seasonal routes between Riga and Athens until December 1, aiming to meet the increasing demand for travel between the two countries.

IATA: Three Proposals to Unlock Potential of Greece’s Aviation Market

Greece is emerging in Europe’s aviation market and if it plays its cards right, can ensure robust performance in the immediate future, says IATA.

Lufthansa Group Airlines Shine at 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards

Lufthansa Group's airlines Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian, were honored with a total of four Skytrax World Airline Awards for 2019.

Skytrax Crowns AEGEAN as Europe’s Best Regional Airline for 9th Time in a Row

Greek carrier AEGEAN for the ninth year in a row has been announced "Best Regional Airline in Europe" at the Skytrax World Airline Awards event.

Proton Air Services Looks to Boost Aviation Education in Greece

Proton Air & Tourism Services has partnered with the Paster Educational Organization, aiming to offer its know-how to future aviation professionals in Greece.

Emirates to Reduce Single-use Plastic On Board its Aircraft

Emirates has introduced eco-friendly paper straws on board its aircraft, as part of its network-wide commitment to reduce single-use plastics.

Lufthansa Group Airlines Increase Fuel Efficiency by 30% Since 1994

The airlines of Lufthansa Group increased their fuel efficiency by 30 percent since 1994, according to "Balance", the group's 25th sustainability report.

Ebbing Demand, Rising Costs Take a Toll on 2019 Airline Profits

Diminishing demand and increasing costs are taking a toll on airline profits, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which cut its 2019 outlook for the air transport industry.

Aviation Bodies Join Forces for Smoother Slot Allocation

Airport operators, airlines and slot coordinators are working together on global guidelines for the allocation of airport slots, aiming to improve the traveler experience by ensuring schedule reliability.

IATA Moves Ahead with Resolutions to Upgrade Travel Experience

IATA endorsed five resolutions during its 75th annual general meeting, aiming to upgrade the travel experience.

Greek Flag Carrier AEGEAN Marks 20 Years of Award-winning Service

Greek national carrier and Star Alliance member AEGEAN is celebrating 20 years in the air since its first flight in 1999.

IATA Expects Boeing 737 MAX to Remain Grounded Until August

Boeing’s fastest-selling aircraft, the 737 MAX 8, is most likely to remain grounded until August the earliest, according to estimates by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

European Travel Agents Charge IATA with Ticket Distribution Abuse

The European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Association (ECTAA) has lodged a complaint against IATA for restricting competition in the market for air ticket distribution.

Alitalia’s Passenger Revenues Increase by 5.9% in April

Alitalia’s passenger revenues increased by 5.9 percent in April, compared to the same month last year, due to the carrier's excellent performance on long-haul routes.

Austrian Airlines Presents New Boarding Pass

After modernizing its brand identity in 2018, Austrian Airlines has presented a new design for its mobile boarding pass for passengers.