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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.

Austrian Airlines Upgrades Onboard Digital Services

Austrian Airlines has launched onboard Internet services and is also working on a digital entertainment program, soon to be available on mobile devices.

Etihad Focuses on Youth and Science at Think Science Fair

In an effort to engage youth in science and technology, Etihad recently deployed pilots and engineers at the Think Science 2017, which took place in Dubai.

Negative Workers’ Vote Leads Alitalia to Bankruptcy Proceedings

Alitalia is set to launch bankruptcy proceedings after employees voted against job and salary cuts, which were part of a rescue scheme to salvage the airline.

Hong Kong Airlines Signs Codeshare Agreement with Asiana

Hong Kong Airlines and Asiana Airlines have entered into a codeshare partnership, offering passengers additional flights between Hong Kong and Seoul.

Air Serbia Receives 2017 Аirline Мarket Leader Аward

Air Serbia was recognized as the 2017 Airline Market Leader at the Air Transport World annual awards in recognition of its innovative products and services and the introduction of transatlantic flights to New York.

Turkish Airlines Stands Out for Excellence, Hospitality

Turkish Airlines won three distinctions in Greece for adding new destinations to its network, increasing passenger traffic and offering quality services.

Ryanair Urges UK to Secure Flying Rights with EU Ahead of Brexit

Ryanair has called on the UK government to put aviation at the forefront of its negotiations with the EU and provide a coherent post-Brexit plan.

No More Laptops, Tablets on Some UK, US Flights

The US and UK have announced the prohibition of any electronic devices larger than a smartphone on flights from the Middle East and North Africa.

Qatar Airways Launches Customizable QSuite Concept at ITB Berlin

Doha-based Qatar Airways presented QSuite at ITB Berlin this week breaking new ground in business class travel.

Ryanair Launches Winter Plan, Four New Thessaloniki Flights

Ryanair announced the launch of its 2017 Thessaloniki winter schedule which includes four new routes to Bratislava, Eindhoven, Memmingen and Naples.

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.