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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.

Emirates to Host 1st IATA Global Accessibility Symposium

Emirates will host IATA's 1st Global Accessibility Symposium in Dubai, aiming to advance open dialogue for a more disability-inclusive air transport system.

EU Votes to Protect Consumers, Employees in Bankruptcy Cases

Stronger and better consumer and employee protection in cases of corporate failure is the focus of a resolution which was recently adopted by the European Parliament.

Air France Customers Treated to Exceptional Wines

Air France held a wine tasting event for its customers, with award-winning sommelier Paolo Basso, in the Business lounge of Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport.

ECTAA Backs EU Parliament Calls for Post-Thomas Cook Support Measures

ECTAA has welcomed a European Parliament decision to support measures that help tourists and tourism businesses address issues created from Thomas Cook's collapse.

KLM Marks Centenary with Bike Ride at Athens Airport

KLM recently turned 100 years old and in Greece celebrated with a bike ride for its friends at Athens International Airport.
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Air China Adds Extra Athens – Beijing Direct Flight to Meet High Demand

Air China is increasing its direct Athens-Beijing service from two to three flights per week in order to meet high travel demand.

ERA: EU’s Flight Compensation Rule Impacting Smaller Carriers

The European Regions Airline Association (ERA) is re-examining an EU legislation covering issues of compensation for travelers, claiming it is impacting smaller carriers.

Scoot Named Best Low-cost Carrier at TTG Travel Awards 2019

Scoot, the low cost arm of Singapore Airlines, has been named “Best Low-cost Carrier” for the Asia Pacific region at the 30th TTG Travel Awards 2019.

Volotea to Connect Athens with 4 New European Destinations in 2020

Volotea will launch four new routes connecting Athens with Marseille and Lyon in France, Cagliari in Sardinia, and Split in Croatia, in summer 2020.

Messe Berlin Launches ‘Travel Tech Asia 2020’ Conference

Messe Berlin has announced the launch of the Travel Tech Asia 2020, a three-day conference scheduled to take place next year during October in Singapore.

Ryanair to Connect Kefallonia with Bologna for Summer 2020

Ryanair has announced the launch of a new route connecting the Greek island of Kefallonia with Bologna, Italy, for summer 2020.

ECTAA Announces Eric Drésin as New Secretary General

The European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Association (ECTAA) has appointed Eric Drésin as its new Secretary General.

Ellinair Adds Vnukovo, Russia, to its Destination Roster

Ellinair, a Mouzenidis Group airline, has added a new Russian destination to its roster after entering a deal with Vnukovo International Airport.

Ryanair Announces New Athens – Toulouse Route for 2020

Ryanair has announced a new Athens route to Toulouse, France, with a twice-weekly service commencing in March 2020.

Sky Express and Cyprus Airways Sign Interline Agreement

Sky Express and Cyprus Airways have signed an interline agreement, aiming to offer air passengers the opportunity to travel to popular destinations in Greece.

Scoot Removes Payment Processing Fees Globally

Scoot has announced the removal of payment processing fees globally for all bookings made through its direct channels, with immediate effect.