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Ten-month Passenger Traffic at Greek Airports Up by 9.9%

Airports across Greece recorded a 9.9 percent rise in passenger traffic for the first 10 months of the year compared to the same period in 2016.

Egyptair, Bombardier Sign Letter of Intent for Up to 24 CS300 Aircraft

Egyptair and Bombardier Commercial Aircraft recently signed a letter of intent for the purchase of up to 24 CS300 aircraft.

Ryanair Launches New Route from Thessaloniki to Naples

Ryanair recently launched a new service connecting Thessaloniki's Macedonia Airport with Naples, Italy, twice a week for the winter season.

Sabre: Europeans Spend Longer Searching for Flights than Flying

Today’s travelers spend an average of 3.5 hours finding the perfect flight – often longer than the flight itself - according to a consumer poll conducted by Sabre Corporation.

EasyJet Confirms €40m Deal for Parts of Air Berlin

EasyJet said it will ink a 40 million euro deal to purchase a part of German carrier Air Berlin, which filed insolvency in August.

Air Malta Increases Seat Capacity During Winter Season

Air Malta is increasing its seat capacity by 21 percent and this winter will be operating over 110 weekly flights to 22 existing and new destinations around the world.

IATA, ACI Launch NEXTT Ahead of Rising Travel Demand

The new "NEXTT" initiative aims to enhance the on-ground transport experience, guide industry investments and help improve regulatory framework.

Greek Airports Record Surge in Nine-Month Passenger Traffic

An additional 4.1 million passengers have gone through Greece’s airports so far this year compared to the first nine months of 2016, the Hellenic Civil Aviation Administration (HCAA) said.

Lufthansa – Air Berlin Deal Raises Concerns

Lufthansa was to officially confirm that it had inked a deal for parts of Air Berlin, raising in the meantime concerns by the International Airlines Group.

Monarch Stops Trading, Cancels Flights

The UK’s fifth largest carrier Monarch has ceased trading and cancelled all its flights affecting thousands of customers.

Lufthansa Interested in ‘Parts’ of Air Berlin

Lufthansa has expressed interest in acquiring a number of planes from German carrier Air Berlin after it filed insolvency recently.

Air Berlin Flies into Turbulence, Files for Insolvency

German carrier Air Berlin filed to commence insolvency proceedings under self-administration, after its main shareholder Etihad withdrew financial support.

Eurowings Looks Forward to a Record Summer

Eurowings has significantly increased its passenger traffic at four large German airports and is looking forward to a record summer.

Athens Int’l Airport Bolsters Handling Capacity 

Athens International Airport (AIA) has boosted its handling capacity to 26 million passengers following an ongoing upgrade budgeted at 35 million euros.

Ryanair Eyes Alitalia, Says it Made ‘Non-binding Offer’

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair has made "a non-binding offer" for Italian airline Alitalia, the company said on Monday.

E-device Ban on US-Bound Flights Easing Off

A US ban prohibiting any electronic devices larger than a smartphone on inbound flights from 10 Middle East and North Africa airports appears to be easing off.

EC Takes Action for Open and Connected Aviation Markets

In efforts to safeguard competition, facilitate investments and boost efficiency in aviation, the European Commission has announced new measures as part of its Aviation Strategy for Europe.

‘AirHelp’ Announces Top Airports, Airlines for 2017

Singapore Airlines and Singapore Changi Airport hold the top spot in AirHelp’s AirScore ratings for 2017 in the airlines and airport categories.

EC Updates EU Air Safety List, Adds Four Carriers

Four carriers from Nigeria, Ukraine and Zimbabwe were added to the revised EU Air Safety List, while all airlines from Benin and Mozambique were removed.

Turkish Airlines Inaugurates ‘Stopover’ Service in Istanbul

Turkish Airlines is offering a "Stopover" service in Istanbul, for transfer passengers departing from Pakistan and having more than 20 hours connecting time, before arriving in the US or Schengen Countries.