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New Transportation Business Plan Announced

Government last month announced the approval of a new "Railway-Airport-Public Transport" business plan worth almost 3 billion euros. The lion's share of the funds, some 2 billion euros, goes to modernizing Greece's rail network, particularly the Athens-Thessaloniki and...

Aegean Expands Its Route Network Once Again

Aegean Airlines is one company that appears to believe the worse is over for the travel industry. The private-owned Greek airline plans to extend its route network early next year to include destinations in neighboring countries such as Cyprus, Turkey, Albania, Bulgaria,...

Athens International Airport World’s Best

Athens International Airport is the new leader in the world in its category, according to the annual results of International Air Transport Association's independent survey "Global Airport Monitor" for 2002.

Amphitrion Opens New Office On Santorini

One of Greece's leading travel companies, the Amphitrion Group of Companies, continued its expansion activities recently with the launch of a new branch office on the island of Santorini.

Luxurius Sofitel Adds Creative Class To Airport

From the outside, this does not appear to be a particularly distinctive premium hotel. Its classical style, however, designed to blend in with the intentional blandness of the new El.Venizelos airport at Spata, does grab your attention. Once inside, the change is mind boggling.

Cuts In Airport Taxes May Help Airline Survival

Greece's government, in late December, announced measures to lower costs for the airline industry. It said this should help fortify the sector, which suffers more than most economic sectors after the September 11 terrorist attacks against the U.S. The attack continues to deter...

Airport Ground Handling Companies Hit Financially

Airport ground handling companies here in Greece now suffer the same financial blows felt by airlines after the New York terrorism attack. Airlines, in an dire attempt to cut costs wherever possible, have made life unbearable for some independent companies, not least of which are...

More Coastal Shipping Mergers And Alliances

Talk around the Piraeus harbor area these days centers on a plethora of meetings being held in a general effort to form new coastal shipping alliances and merges, such as the rumored alliance between Attica Enterprises (Superfast Ferries) and Minoan Lines. Then there's the merger...

AIA Awards Airlines

Athens International Airport (AIA) awarded airlines that recorded the highest passenger development in 2009, a very challenging year for the global industry, during the 10th Airline Marketing Workshop held last month.

Ryanair Enters Greek Market, Not Athens

Irish low cost carrier Ryanair recently announced the launch of “guaranteed lowest fares” on six new routes to the Greek destinations of Kos, Rodos and Volos.

AIA Freezes Airport Charges For 2010

As all predictions indicate another difficult year, Athens International Airport’s initiative to freeze all airport charges for 2010 aims to the financial support of our airline-partners, the CEO of the airport, Dr. Yiannis Paraschis said last month.

Athens Airport Launches Incentives To Support Summer Traffic

Athens International Airport (AIA) last month launched three incentives to support airlines and help maintain/increase passenger traffic for this year’s summer season.

Airlines Exempt From Aviation User Fees At Regional Airports

Airline companies will not be obliged to pay aviation user fees at Greek regional airports for the rest of the year, the Infrastructure, Transport and Networks Ministry announced last month.

Cyprus Airways Launches Athens-Thessaloniki Link

Cyprus Airways held an event last month at Athens International Airport on the occasion of the launch of the airline's three daily Athens-Thessaloniki flights on 26 March.

Athens Airport Awards Airlines

Athens International Airport (AIA) recently awarded airlines that recorded the highest passenger development in 2011, during the 12th Airline Marketing Workshop organized by the airport at the Athens Concert Hall.

AIA Announces Winter 2012 Special Incentive

Athens International Airport (AIA) announced in late January a new special incentive for the 2012 winter period that corresponds to a discount on passenger charges ranging between 25 and 50 percent and applies to low fare tickets to all routes out of Athens.

Athens’ Tourism Continues To Decline

“With the current bipartisan composition of the Culture and Tourism Ministry, we will not understand, justify, explain, accept or even tolerate the possibility of failure to implement concrete promises, commitments and agreed procedures towards a common direction,” Yiannis...

Tourism Ministry To Focus On Greece’s Troubled Air Transport

The Tourism Ministry will seek cooperation with other ministries to upgrade Greece’s regional airports and increase Athens airport’s competitiveness, according to Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni.

Athens Airport Introduces Incentives To Support Winter Traffic

Taking into account traffic developments, Athens International Airport (AIA) announced last month that it would offer four substantial incentives that correspond to a 30 percent discount on its aeronautical charges.

SETE Proposes Joint Tourism Strategy

Although the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises’ (SETE) tenth annual tourism and development conference was slightly overshadowed by Greek political instability and uncertainty last month it will remain in history as a conference first of its kind that took a step further...