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Greek Air Passenger Traffic Up 4.7% in January-July

Passenger traffic through Greece’s airports posted an increase of 4.7 percent year-on-year during the January-July 2019 period, according to the HCAA.

WWF: Greece Still Needs to Work on Plastic-free Actions

Greece produces 700,000 tons of plastic waste annually - 68 kilos per person - with some 11,500 finding their way into Greek seas, according to a WWF report.

Ellinair ‘Highly Commended’ as Fastest Growing Airline in Greek Market for 2018

Ellinair was highly commended as the fastest growing airline in the domestic market for 2018, during the 19th Airline Marketing Workshop recently held by Athens Airport.

ACI Europe: Athens Airport Dynamic Strong in August

Athens International Airport is maintaining a strong dynamic in terms of passenger traffic, which was up by 13.4 percent in August, according to European airport trade association ACI Europe.

ACI: First Half Traffic Through Europe Airports Up by 6.7%

Europe’s airports welcomed increased traffic in the first half of 2018 up by 6.7 percent with Athens International Airport (AIA) stronger by 11.4 percent.

Athens, Kefalonia, Corfu Airports See Impressive Rise in April Traffic

The airports of Athens, Kefalonia and Corfu recorded double-digit growth in passenger traffic in April, according to a report by ACI Europe.

Emirates’ Superjumbo A380 to Operate Athens-Dubai Service in June

Emirates’ superjumbo A380 aircraft will return to the Greek capital for the second half of June to operate the Athens – Dubai route.

Egyptair Celebrates 86th Birthday at Athens Airport

Egypt’s national carrier Egyptair turned 86 and celebrated its birthday during a special ceremony held at Athens International Airport (AIA).

Transport Minister: Athens-Thessaloniki Railway Project Moving Ahead

Works on the railway aiming to reduce travel time from Athens to Thessaloniki down to three hours are proceeding, according to Transport Minister Christos Spirtzis.

AIA Named ‘Best Airport in Southern Europe’ by Skytrax

Athens International Airport (AIA) has been named “Best Airport in Southern Europe” at the Skytrax 2018 World Airport Awards.

Ministry Sees Tourism Potential for Eastern Attica Destinations

The conversion of areas in Eastern Attica from stopovers to established destinations, which offer experiences 365 days a year, is among the Greek Tourism Ministry's priorities.

ACI World: Athens Airport Among Best in Europe for 2017

Athens Airport has been honored as the Best European Airport in the “15–25 Million Passengers/Year” category at the 2017 ASQ Awards, held by ACI World.

Athens Airport Passenger Traffic Breaks Record in 2017

Passenger traffic at Athens International Airport (AIA) reached a new record high in 2017 at 21.74 million, up by 8.6 percent compared to 2016.

Athens Airport Among EU’s 30 Busiest in 2016

Athens Airport was among the 30 busiest airports in the EU in 2016 handling increased traffic by 10.6 percent, according to data released by Eurostat.

AIA SA Offers €600m for 20-year Extension of Athens Airport Concession Agreement

AIA SA's financial offer of 600 million euros has paved the way for the 20-year extension of the Athens airport concession agreement.

Piraeus – Athens Airport Suburban Train Connection Set for Summer

The port of Piraeus will be directly connected with Athens International Airport as of summer 2017, according to Greek railways operator Ergose.

City Workshop Designs the ‘Perfect Day’ for Athens Visitors

The municipal authorities of the Greek capital will be welcoming travel bloggers through to October, who will have the chance to experience their “Perfect Day” in Athens during a series of three-day fam trips.

Athens Airport Among Europe’s Top Performers in July

Athens International Airport (AIA) was among Europe’s best performers in July 2015, according to a traffic report released by European airport trade body, ACI Europe.

Aegean Cancels, Reschedules Flights Due to Air Traffic Controllers’ Strike Today

Due to a four-hour work stoppage today by Greece’s air traffic controllers between 2pm and 6pm, Aegean airlines is cancelling the following flights.

Ryanair Announces New Routes, Finds Athens Airport Charges ‘Too High’

Irish low cost carrier Ryanair yesterday announced "strong bookings" on its six new Athens Summer 2015 routes to Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, Rome, Santorini and Warsaw.
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