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Ionian Islands Set to Welcome More Direct Flights from Europe

All the more airlines are offering direct flights from European destinations to the Ionian Islands, and specifically to Zakynthos, Kefallonia, and Corfu.

Greece Boasts 21 Airlines with 485 Aircraft

There are currently 21 Greek airlines in operation with a fleet of 485 aircraft, according to Greece's Civil Aviation Authority.

Aegean, Sky Express & Astra Flying Stranded Students Back to Athens

Aegean Airlines, Sky Express and Astra stepped in with temporary flights to bring back students from the island of Crete who were stranded there due to an ongoing strike by Greek seamen.

Three Airlines to Fly Greece’s Subsidized Air Routes to Remote Areas

Astra Airlines, Olympic Air and Sky Express will service a number of state-subsidized air routes to remote Greek destinations, according to an announcement by the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.

Cyclades Chamber Urges Winter Thessaloniki-islands Air Service

The Chamber of Cyclades is calling on its members and local entrepreneurs to take the necessary measures so that the islands and particularly Syros, where it is headquartered, remain connected with Thessaloniki in upcoming winter months.

Slashed State Subsidies for Air Routes May Lead to Isolation of Remote Greek Islands

Remote Greek islands are feeling the brunt of reduced government spending with the transport ministry announcing a 63 percent drop in subsidies for airlines undertaking flights to these regions and tourism sector professionals expressing their discontent.

Ellinair Flights By Mouzenidis Travel Now Available On GDS

Greek company Mouzenidis Travel has announced that flights of Ellinair and Astra Airlines are now listed and available for booking through the global distribution systems (GDS) of Amadeus, Worldspan, Sabre and Galileo.

Astra Airlines Launches Flights To Santorini, Mykonos

Greek carrier Astra Airlines has announced that it will launch direct flights from Thessaloniki to Santorini and Mykonos.

Astra Airlines Connects Athens To Iraqi Kurdistan

Thessaloniki-based Astra Airlines has announced the launch of a new route connecting Athens, Greece, with Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan as of 3 April 2014.
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Astra Airlines Announces Winter schedule

Thessaloniki-based Astra Airlines announced its 2013 winter flight schedule, which will be effective from 27 October 2013 to 29 March 2014.
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Mouzenidis To Launch New Airline To Boost Russian Arrivals To Greece

Mouzenidis Travel recently announced plans to launch a new airline named “Ellin Air” that will offer direct flights from new Russian regions to Greece. Mouzenidis Travel is one of the largest Greek companies working with the Russian market.

Four Airlines To Fly State-Subsidized Air Routes

The four airlines to fly the 24 state-subsidized domestic air routes to remote Greek islands (agones grammes) for the four-year period 2013-2016 were announced last month by the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.

Contenders Announced For Remote Greek Island Air Routes

Six airline companies have expressed interest in the tender for the operation of the 24 state-subsidized domestic air routes to remote Greek islands (agones grammes) for the four-year period 2013-2016. According to the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority, competing carriers are...

Kavaliero Viajes Teams Up With Astra Airlines

Kavaliero Viajes last month announced a deal with Astra Airlines for scheduled flights to Paphos, Cyprus, directly from Thessaloniki as of 4 March.

Contenders Announced For Remote Greek Island Routes

Five airlines have expressed interest in the tender for the operation of the 24 state-subsidized air routes to remote Greek islands for the period 1 April 2010-31 March 2012.