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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.
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Key Tourism Figures 2018: Yiannis Paraschis, CEO Athens International Airport

AIA CEO Yiannis Paraschis shares his vision for Greek tourism and highlights its important role for society and the country's economy.

Greek Assets Body Set to Run New Round of Privatization Tenders 

Greek assets body TAIPED is set to launch a new round of privatization tenders for thermal springs, regional ports and marinas across Greece.

Post-Brexit Air Travelers Urged to Know Rights, Prepare for Longer Waits

As Brexit draws near, travelers should know their rights before take-off as the UK’s exit from the EU, on March 29, is expected to create disruption at airports.

ITB Sees Sharp Rise in City Trips, Athens Set to Hit 5.5m Mark in 2018

City trips have grown nearly four times as much in the last decade than any other form of tourism, according to a recent analysis.

KLM Looks to ‘Take Care’ of Passengers at Athens Airport

KLM will hold an awareness campaign at Athens International Airport to inform travelers about its efforts to make air transport more sustainable.

Scoot Gives Greek Travel Agents an Aircraft Tour of its B787 Dreamliner

Singapore Airlines-owned Scoot and Athens International Airport (AIA) recently gave Greek travel agents an aircraft tour of the B787 Dreamliner.

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.

Athens Expects Record 5.5 Million Tourists in 2018

A new record of 5.5 million tourist arrivals is expected for the Greek capital this year, according to figures presented during the Travel Trade Athens 2018 event.

Athens’ Occupancy Rates See Slight Increase Despite Sharp Rise in Airport Arrivals

Despite a sharp rise in tourist arrivals at Athens Airport during the first seven months of 2018, occupancy rates in Athens’ hotels only slightly increased by 3.6 percent.

Athens Airport Growing Bigger, New Works in Progress

Construction works to expand the main terminal of Athens International Airport (AIA) in view of ever growing numbers of travelers are currently under way.

American Airlines to Connect Athens with Chicago in 2019

American Airlines announced that it will launch a daily seasonal service to Athens in Greece from Chicago in the US for the 2019 summer season.

Greek Tourism Figures Soar to New Heights, Exceed Forecasts

Greece is aiming for a record tourism year with data revealing that an additional three million travelers went through the country’s airports in the first seven months of 2018.

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 Airport Arrivals Continue on Steady Upward Trend

Athens International Airport (AIA) in July welcomed a strong passenger traffic increase of 11.3 percent, reaching 2.85 million.

Greek Tourism Creates Most Jobs in June

Accommodation and food services created the most new job openings in June, according to the Greek labor ministry's Ergani system.