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Turkish Airlines Celebrates 75th Anniversary of Flights to Athens

Turkish Airlines celebrated the 75th anniversary of its first flight to Athens, Greece - the first time the carrier carried its national flag on international skies - from Turkey.

Athens is Back: Scheduled Flights for Summer 2022 Showing Double-digit Rise

Athens is making a big comeback as a tourism destination this year with scheduled flights from its main source markets expected to show double-digit growth in summer 2022.

Athens Airport Sees Passenger Numbers Bouncing Back

Athens International Airport (AIA) is seeing its numbers begin to bounce back to pre-pandemic levels with its passenger traffic in April at 1.68 million, below the respective 2019 levels by just 15.5%.

Athens Airport Ready to Welcome More Arrivals from the United States in 2022

Athens Airport is expecting a major increase in arrivals from the US as American carriers are starting direct flights to Greece earlier this year.

Jet2 Lands in Athens for the First Time

The debut flights of Jet2com and Jet2holidays to Athens took place on April 14 from Manchester and Birmingham Airports, marking the first time the tour operator has operated to the Greek capital.

American Airlines Ready to Start Seasonal Athens-New York Direct Flights

American Airlines is getting ready to launch its seasonal daily direct flight between Athens and New York, adding more travel options between Greece and the United States.

AEGEAN Opens New Business Lounge in Athens Airport’s non-Schengen Area

AEGEAN has opened a brand new business lounge that combines hospitality with state-of-the-art technology at the extra Schengen area in Athens International Airport.

Delta: More Flights to Greece, New Nonstop Athens-Boston Flight

Delta Air Lines has announced more flights than ever between Athens and the United States this summer, including a new nonstop service to Boston.

Greece Welcomes First Direct US Flight for 2022

Greece welcomed the first direct air connection from the US on March 8, officially kick-starting direct flights from American airports for the season. 

Volotea Announces New Athens-Turin Route

Volotea in late May will launch a new international connection between Athens, Greece, and the Italian city of Turin.

Athens’ Hospitality Market Sees Investment Activity Picking Up

Investment activity in Athens’ hospitality industry is picking up pace with some 5,000 hotel rooms currently under construction, says GBR Consulting.

Athens Tourism to Cover Lost Ground in 2nd Semester, Says AIA Chief

Athens’ tourism industry will cover lost ground and start to rebound during the second semester of 2022, according to Athens International Airport CEO Yiannis Paraschis.

Athens’ Cultural Sites, Covid-19 Safety Measures Attract Visitors in 2021

Athens’ cultural sites and Covid-19 safety measures were among the main reasons why leisure travelers chose to visit the Greek capital in 2021, a survey reveals.

Greek Airports See Over 1.2 Million Passengers in January

During the first month of 2022, Greek airports saw more than 1.2 million passengers, an increase of 223.6% compared to January 2021, but still below the respective 2019 levels before the Covid-19 crisis.

US Airline Companies to Start Direct Flights to Greece Early this Year

American airline companies this summer are expected to operate 14 direct flights every week between eight large US airports and Athens.

Volotea Announces New Route from Athens to Bilbao

Volotea will fly from Athens to Bilbao from next spring, connecting for the first time a Spanish city to the Greek capital.

Greek 12-month Airport Traffic Up 80.9% in 2021

Greece’s airports saw activity gather momentum in 2021 with 12-month passenger traffic up by 80.9% compared to the same period in 2020.

Athens International Airport Ends Year with 12.35 Million Passengers

For the year 2021, Athens International Airport’s passenger count was 12.35 million, representing a 51.7 percent decrease from 2019.

Cyprus Airways Restarts Flights to Athens

Cyprus Airways has resumed service to Athens and will operate three weekly flights from the Greek capital city to Larnaca.

Athens Airport Passes 10 Million Passenger Mark in Jan-Oct

Athens International Airport (AIA) is seeing a gradual growth in passenger traffic although numbers are still lagging behind compared to 2019.