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AirHelp: Athens Airport Ranks 3rd Among World’s Best

Athens International Airport has been ranked third in AirHelp’s 7th annual listing of the world’s best airports and airlines for 2019.

American Airlines Ready to Connect Athens with Chicago

American Airlines will offer a new seasonal direct flight from Athens to Chicago, connecting the two cities from May to late September.

AirlineRatings.com Announces World’s Safest Airlines for 2019

Safety and product rating website AirlineRatings.com has released its annual lists of the Top 20 safest airlines and Top 10 safest low-cost airlines for 2019.

IATA: Air Traveler Numbers Reach New Heights in 2017

The number of air passengers worldwide reached 4.1 billion for the first time in 2017, an increase of 7.3 percent over 2016, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

American Airlines to Connect Athens with Chicago in 2019

American Airlines announced that it will launch a daily seasonal service to Athens in Greece from Chicago in the US for the 2019 summer season.

Survey Lists Airlines with Best Customer Reward Programs

Reward seats for frequent flyers are now easier to get with availability at almost 74 percent, compared to 66 percent eight years ago, according to a survey by CarTrawler.

US Airlines Up in Arms Over Emirates NY Flights Via Athens

Three US airlines are calling on new President Donald Trump to stop Emirates' decision to offer a daily year-round flight from Dubai to New York via Athens.

American Airlines to Resume Seasonal Services from Athens to the United States

From May 6, American Airlines will resume seasonal services between Athens and Philadelphia in the United States.

Save Money on Flights for World Travel Market Events

Delegates attending events within the World Travel Market portfolio can take advantage of discounted air fares with oneworld airlines following a recent groundbreaking deal between the alliance and World Travel Market's parent company Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE).

Keep the Skies Open, says Etihad Airways Chief

Etihad Airways has urged the US Government to "keep the skies open", in a comprehensive formal response to the joint campaign by Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and American Airlines to block competition and roll back the benefits of Open Skies.

America’s Largest Airlines Received Benefits Worth US$71.48 Billion, New Study Shows

Research commissioned by Etihad Airways has quantified a range of government and court-sanctioned benefits and concessions received by the three biggest US carriers, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and American Airlines Group, and other airlines with which they have merged.

Water Arch Welcome for American Airlines’ Athens-Philadelphia Route

A ceremony welcoming American Airlines' first flight on the route Philadelphia-Athens was held at Athens International Airport (AIA) on Friday.

American Airlines to Resume Seasonal Service from Athens to the United States

From April 15, American Airlines will resume seasonal services between Athens International Airport in Greece and Philadelphia International Airport in the United States.

American Airlines Launches Athens-Philadelphia Route

American Airlines has launched a daily flight between Philadelphia in the United States with Athens, Greece, as part of its 2014 summer seasonal schedule to European destinations.

Qatar Airways Offers Double Miles To Frequent Flyers

Qatar Airways has launched a special double miles offer for its frequent flyers and cardholders of all oneworld member airlines' frequent flyer programs.
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American Airlines-US Airways Announce Plans To Merge

American Airlines and US Airways announced on 14 February that the boards of directors of both companies have unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement.
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Virgin Atlantic Appoints New Chief Executive

Virgin Atlantic has appointed Craig Kreeger as its new chief executive. He will assume the role on 1 February 2013.

First Stage of EU-USA Open Skies in Effect

The first stage of the "Open Skies Agreement" between the European Union and the United States of America was signed on March 30 in a ceremony held within the scope of the "EU-USA Summit" in Washington. The European Union-United States air transport agreement is considered an...

Delta Out to Conquer the Airways Albeit Under Chapter 11 Protection

Just a month after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Delta has announced a huge international expansion plan. With the aim to be the "world's largest airline across the Atlantic" the beleaguered carrier will launch additional flights from its Atlanta and New York bases...

New Airline Reservation System Offers Airlines an Ownership Stake

A new global distribution system of sorts has emerged and travel agents are worried that it might be taken over by airlines. G2 SwitchWorks Corp., which has developed a reservation and management system and serves as a middleman between airlines and ticket sellers, announced last...
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