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Traffic Through Greek Airports Hits Historic High in 2018

A total of 63.7 million travelers went through Greek airports on 532,631 flights in 2018, marking a historic high, according to the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA).

Athens Airport Concession Deal Stalled

AIA SA is calling on the relevant authorities to set a specific timeframe for the completion of the Athens International Airport concession agreement.

Athens Airport Traffic Breaks Record with Over 24 Million Passengers in 2018

Passenger traffic at Athens International Airport (AIA) reached a new record in 2018 at 24.14 million, which is up by 11 percent compared to 2017.

AEGEAN and Athens Airport in OAG’s ‘Punctuality League 2019’ Report

Greek carrier AEGEAN and the Athens International Airport have been included in OAG’s “Punctuality League 2019” report for their on-time performance during the previous year.

Athens Airport Launches New App for Chinese Tourists

Athens International Airport (AIA) is among the first 'China-ready' airports in Europe, with the launch of a mobile app designed to help Chinese travelers in Athens.

European Commission Tables Air Traffic Measures in Case of ‘Hard Brexit’

In view of UK’s exit from the EU, the European Commission has proposed two legislative short-term measures aimed at limiting disruption to air traffic in case of a no-deal scenario.

Fly for a Child: Athens Airport and Lufthansa Group Join Forces for Children

Athens International Airport (AIA) and the Lufthansa Group airline members are inviting travelers this holiday season to “Fly for a Child” to support the “Together for Children” (Mazi gia to paidi) association.

Commission Approves Extension of Athens Airport Concession Deal

A bid by Athens International Airport SA for the 20-year extension of its concession agreement has been approved by the European Commission.

Athens Airport Among EU’s Leading 25

Athens International Airport (AIA) is among the leading 25 airports in Europe in terms of passenger traffic, according to data released by Eurostat.

Athens Airport Counts Over 1.6m Passengers in November

Passenger traffic at Athens International Airport (AIA) in November recorded a robust increase of 12.3 percent, reaching 1.62 million.

World’s Airports Seek Golden Ratio Between Growth and Sustainability

The golden ratio between growth and sustainability in the operation of airports, was analyzed during the 6th ACES – Athens 2018 Symposium held in the Greek capital.

IOBE Study: Athens Airport Significantly Contributes to Greek Economy Growth

The contribution of Athens International Airport to the Greek economy has significantly increased during the last six years, due to a sharp rise in air arrivals.

Greek Airports to See Passenger Traffic Rise by 5% Annually

The annual growth rate of incoming passenger traffic through Greek airports in the coming years is expected to rise by 5 percent.

Greek Tourism Numbers Add Up to a Robust 2018 Close

As 2018 comes to a close, the Greek Tourism Ministry issued an update on figures, which back positive forecasts for a record year in tourism.

Volotea: New Flights from Athens to Rhodes, Strasbourg and Dubrovnik in 2019

Spanish airline Volotea has announced the launch of three new routes in 2019 from Athens to Rhodes, Strasbourg and Dubrovnik.

Brexit Draft Passes First Hurdle, EC Proposes Vise-free Travel for Brits

A draft agreement laying out the terms of Britain’s exit from the European Union on March 29, has passed the first hurdle getting approval from the UK cabinet.

Ryanair Keen on Boosting Greece-Cyprus Connectivity

Ryanair is interested in developing further routes from Greece to Cyprus, according to the airline's sales & marketing manager for East Med, Nikolas Lardis.

Athens Airport Arrivals Up 11.1% in Jan-Oct 2018

Arrivals at Athens International Airport increased by 11.1 percent between January-October 2018 and reached 20.96 million passengers compared to 18,86 million during the same period in 2017.

‘Athens & Partners’ Announce €15m Plan to Boost Tourism in Greek Capital

The Municipality of Athens, SETE, AEGEAN and Athens Airport have joined forces to establish the Greek capital as a top European destination.

IATA Urges EU, UK to Take Immediate Precautionary Actions Ahead of Brexit

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on the UK and the EU to take immediate actions ahead of Brexit to ensure the uninterrupted continuation of air connectivity.