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Cruise Tourism in Greece Begins a New Era

Greece can play a leading role and become a hub for itineraries in the Eastern Mediterranean cruise industry, was the unanimous outlook expressed by all leading representatives of the international cruise industry who attended the recent cruise forum CRUISEinGREECE.

Aviation Crisis to Hit “Eleftherios Venizelos”

The crisis within the aviation market, which has already reached alarming proportions in the USA, is slowly beginning to have an impact on Greece, say representatives from Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos.”

Beijing & Athens Form Bond

A Memorandum of Brotherhood was signed recently in Beijing between Beijing Capital International Airport, which is preparing to host the 2008 Olympic Games, and Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”, which four years ago had the the honor to welcome and bid...

Sky Team Donates to SOS Children’s Villages

Sky Team aviation alliance (which celebrates its eighth year) together with Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos, recently donated 15,000 euros to the international child welfare organization SOS Children's Villages in Greece.

Continental Airlines Completes Travel Agent Seminar

Continental Airlines recently completed its second educational seminar at Athens International Airport for representatives from some of the biggest travel agents and tour operators in Greece.

Plan for Privatization of All Greek Airports

The interministerial committee for denationalization last month gave the 'green light' for the utilization of regional airports by private investors.

Athens Tourism Before and After the Games

The Athens Tourism and Economic Development Company, in the context of the creation of a ‘tourism observatory’ for the City of Athens, conducted a study entitled ‘Registered Athens Tourism Study—from pre-Olympic to the post-Olympic period: The influence of the Olympic Games and...

Greece Experiences Twenty Percent Rise In Arrivals

At its annual press call to discuss tourism developments the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises said tourism arrivals to Greece have increased more than 19.5 percent in the period 2005-2006 when compared with 2004. It also forecast another major increase this year since the...

Tourism Satellite Account Ahead of Schedule

The Tourism Satellite Account, now in the sixth month of a two-year plan, is soon to become a reality. According to Michael Sfakianakis who is a professor of the University of Piraeus (Department of Business Administration) and a member of the committee in charge of the project,...

Delta Airlines Welcomes New Commercial Director

Giorgos Zermas recently assumed the position of commercial director for Greece and Cyprus at Delta Airlines.

No Tourism Growth Without Increased Airline Links

If Greece wants to increase its number of incoming tourists, the country must concentrate on upgrading its 38 airports - in particular the 15 that accept international air passenger traffic - increase air links, and airports and airlines must work more closely to create a better...

Athens Airport Welcomes New CEO

Dr. Yiannis Paraschis late last month took over from Alfred van der Meer as the new chief executive officer of Athens International Airport. The forty-seven-year-old industrial engineer joined the airport's management team shortly after its establishment in 1996, and he was the...

Germanwings Expands Destinations in Greece

“Value for less money, reliability, simplicity and safety are the four key issues for the success of our company,” said Andreas Engel, international communications manager for Germanwings, at a recent press conference held in Athens. He said the low cost airline plans to expand...

SkyTeam Welcomes Aeroflot As Tenth Member

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, welcomed Aeroflot as its tenth member and this event was celebrated in Athens at the annual party. Aeroflot, the largest Russian airline, offers daily flights to 89 destinations in 47 countries with its fleet of 81 aircraft. The carrier is...

Lufthansa Awards Goldair Handling

Lufthansa German Airlines last month awarded Goldair Handling as being the best provider of third party services within the worldwide Lufthansa network. Prizes where given in the categories ground handling, on board services, third party services and internal projects for the...

Aegean Airlines Christens New A320s

Theodoros Vassilakis, chairman of Aegean Airlines, was on hand late last month at the Athens International Airport for the inauguration ceremony of his company's new Airbus A320s.
Besides the local award as Best Performing New Airline, Qatar Airways picked up numerous other awards recently including the Best Airline in the Middle East by readers of the U.S. magazine Global Traveler. In our photo, Athens Airport Deputy Chief Executive Officer Dr. Yiannis Paraschis handed over the award to Qatar's area manager for Greece, Morena Bronzetti.
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Athens International Airport Awards Airlines

The annual Airline Marketing Workshop, organized for the seventh consecutive year by Athens International Airport (AIA), was highlighted by the special awards presented by AIA to the airlines that recorded the highest passenger development in 2006, in recognition of their...

Airlines in North America Market Greece

Tourist arrivals from the USA to Greece are expected to rise further this year, boosted by the addition of flights to and from Athens by two major American carriers, Continental and US Airways, an Athens International Airport official told a recent conference held in Athens.

Foreign Arrivals To Greece Drop

International arrivals at major airports of Greece for the first five months of 2009 showed a decrease of 8.85 percent over the same period of 2008, the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises recently announced.

Etihad Airways Launches Athens Flight

The opening of the Athens-Abu Dhabi route is another milestone that marks the strong relations between the United Arab Emirates and Greece, Etihad Airway's chief commercial officer, Peter Baumgartner, recently said at the airline's first press conference in Athens.