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Aegean Inflight Tributes Bring Passengers ‘Closer to Greece’

As part of its ongoing "Closer to Greece" campaign, AEGEAN brings Eastern Macedonia-Thrace into the spotlight this month.

2016: Safest Year Ever for Air Travel

Although 2016 had its fair share of airline tragedies, experts are saying that it was one of the safest years in the history of aviation.

Qantas Yet Again Voted World’s Safest Airline for 2017

Australian carrier Qantas has been voted the safest airline for 2017 thanks to its fatality-free record as announced by AirlineRatings.com.

‘Closer to Greece’: Aegean Airlines Brings Taste of Epirus to Its Flights

The sites, sounds and tastes of Epirus take center stage this month on all Aegean Airlines flights under its ongoing “Closer to Greece” initiative.

Runway Works at Thessaloniki Airport Pushed Back to October 2017

The Greek transport ministry has stepped in and postponed runway works at Thessaloniki’s Macedonia Airport beyond the upcoming summer season.

Fears for Thessaloniki Tourism Due to Works on Airport Runway

Greek professionals are calling for the postponement of works on Thessaloniki's airport runway, fearing that incoming tourism in summer 2017 will be hit.

Qatar Airways Showcases Services at Philoxenia 2016 Expo

Qatar Airways took center stage at this year’s three-day Philoxenia fair held last month in Thessaloniki, introducing participants to its wide range of services and products.

Low-cost Air Travel Taking a Bite Out of Greek Ferry Share

Greek ferry service providers have repeatedly warned that the emergence of low-cost airlines will have an irreversible impact on the sector. Now, a European Parliament study has come to back that up.

Lufthansa Group Q3 Profits Up Amid Challenges

Lufthansa Group reported improved profits for the third quarter of the year despite the challenging market conditions, the company said last week.

Greek Aviation Body: Call for Interest in 10 Air Routes to Remote Areas

The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority has announced a call for interest in 10 air routes to remote areas in Greece for the April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2021 period.

Egyptair Marks 60 Years in Greece, Lays Out New Plans

Boosting the frequency of its flights, running the Santorini route all year round, establishing a direct Cairo-Thessaloniki itinerary and including Mykonos in its transportation plans are among the priorities set for 2017 by Egyptair.

Aegean Chief Says VAT Thwarting Greek Airline Competitiveness

“In order for Aegean and other operators to continue their expansion, errors hindering competitiveness must be rectified,” Eftihis Vassilakis, the vice president of Greece’s largest carrier, Aegean, said on Wednesday.

South African Airways Marks US-Ghana Route’s 1-year Birthday

South African Airways (SAA) is celebrating its one-year anniversary of flights between the US and Ghana via its nonstop route launched last year between Accra’s Kotoka International Airport and the Washington, DC - Dulles International Airport.

South African Airways Launches Jet Flying on Biofuel

South African Airways (SAA) launched the first passenger jet in Africa to use biofuels, earlier this month as part of its plan to become the most environmentally sustainable airline group in the world.

Five-star Skytrax Rating for Hainan Airlines… Again

Adding another distinction to its roster, Hainan Airlines represented by Discover the World Greece & Cyprus was awarded Skytrax Certified 5-Star Airline Rating earlier this month for the sixth consecutive year.

Commission Defends Passenger Rights, IATA Nods to Clarity

The European Commission is calling for a stricter enforcement of rules so that passenger rights are respected, laying out the details in its new guidelines published this week.

Travelport – mtt a Step into the Next Era of Travel

The travel industry is changing, there’s no doubt about it, and in the words of Travelport’s Global Head of Product and Marketing, Air Commerce, Ian Heywood, this is a “customer-driven technology-enabled industry”.

Travelport Extends Customized Offers, Welcomes 150 Airlines On Board

Travel commerce platform leader Travelport announced today at the CAPA Airlines in Transition Summit held in Dublin, that 150 airlines have joined its system and can now make customized or personalised offers to both individual travel agencies or corporations.

Airlines Serving Remote Greek Islands Get 6-month Extension to Contracts

A six-month extension has been given to airline companies serving remote Greek islands whose contracts expire next month, Infrastructure Minister Christos Spirtzis said this week.

Greek Gov’t to Cut Some ‘Remote’ Island Air Routes

The government is considering to abolish some state-subsidized airline routes to remote Greek islands, Infrastructure and Transports Minister Christos Spirtzis said this week.