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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.

Cyprus Reveals New National Carrier: Tus Airways

Based at Larnaka international airport and founded in June this year, Cyprus’ new national carrier, Tus Airways, is set to take to the skies in the coming months.

Aegean Aims for the Sky, Launches 14 New Destinations from Athens

Aegean Airlines announced on Thursday, the introduction of 14 new destinations from Athens, 111 international routes to 45 countries and investments in four new Airbus A320 carriers.

SkyGreece Saga Continues, Bankruptcy Looms

Declaring bankruptcy appears to be SkyGreece’s next step according to media reports.

SkyGreece May Face Compensation Claims

Stranded passengers are filing complaints with the Canadian Transport Agency (CTA) against SkyGreece airlines, which stopped operations last week leaving hundreds of customers in the lurk.

Big Names Join Line-up of New WTM London Exhibitors

Airlines, luxury resorts and technology specialists from a comprehensive range of sectors and countries are among the more than 100 new exhibitors which have signed up for World Travel Market London 2015, the leading global event for the industry.

Emirates Expands with Bangkok Airways Codeshare Deal

Dubai-based carrier Emirates announced this week that it had entered a codeshare agreement with Thailand’s Bangkok Airways, aiming to expand its network in Southeast Asia.

Ryanair Handles Athens-Paphos Route

Low-cost airline Ryanair is now carrying out flights to Paphos from Athens, after Aegean announced its decision to stop the service.

SWISS Maximizes Exposure via Amadeus Fare Families Technology

SWISS, Switzerland’s flag carrier, aims through Amadeus Fare Families solution to provide access to its “Light”, “Classic” and “Flex” fares and boost multichannel merchandizing opportunities.

Emirates Launches 4th Daily Flight to Bangkok

As of December 1, Emirates Airlines will be servicing Bangkok daily with a fourth A380 service from Dubai.