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Tourism to Greece Roars Ahead, Arrivals Up in July

Greece recorded a 9.8 percent increase in international air arrivals in July but a 2.1 percent decline in the number of road arrivals compared to the same month in 2017.

AEGEAN: Improved Load Factors, Narrower Seasonal Losses in H1 2018

During the first six months of 2018, AEGEAN saw its net losses narrowing to 13.8 million euros, from 20 million euros in the respective period of 2017.

Greek Seven-month Airport Traffic Going Strong

Greek airports welcomed over 34.4 million passengers in the first seven months of the year, marking a 10.1 percent rise against the same period last year at 31.2 million.

AEGEAN Announces Pilot Scholarships for 100 Greek Students

Aegean Airlines is granting scholarships to 100 Greek students seeking to become pilots and is accepting applications until September 7.

Opinion – Fear-mongering: Against Travelers’ Best Interests

Opinion: To capitalize on a nation’s or destination’s tragedy to create false perceptions, serve dubious interests or perpetuate prejudice, is unethical. Fear-mongering is never in the best interests of the traveler.

Greece Remains Safe Travel Destination

In view of the fatal wildfires this week in Greece, tourism authorities are reassuring visitors that travel is safe and all the necessary measures are in place.

Volotea: Flights to Santorini, Heraklion, Mykonos to Continue in Winter 2018

Volotea has announced that its routes to Santorini, Heraklion and Mykonos, as well as Venice in Italy, will be operated all through the winter season.

AEGEAN Invests €30m in Aviation Training Center at Athens Airport

Greek carrier AEGEAN has announced the establishment of a new aviation training center at the Athens International Airport for its aircrew.

Sting Thanks Greece for Aiding Refugees while Others ‘Build Walls’

British singer-songwriter Sting praised Greece for setting the bright example and stepping up to support the thousands of migrants arriving in the country.

Athens Airport Ranks Second Globally on AirHelp Score 2018

Athens International Airport ranks second worldwide on AirHelp’s 2018 list of best airports based on quality of service, on-time performance, and claim processing.

Flynas: New Direct Flights from Saudi Arabia to Athens

Low-cost carrier flynas will launch new direct flights from Saudi Arabia to European destinations, including Athens, for the summer season.

AirHelp: Air Travelers Still Don’t Know Their Rights

The majority of travelers using air transportation appear to have little knowledge of their rights, according to a recent survey released by legal experts AirHelp.

EU Court Rules Airlines Must Compensate for Delays, Cancellations

Flyers can now demand compensation of up to 600 euros from airlines even in cases of strike or delay, according to a decision by Europe’s highest court.

Shipping Minister: Lavrio Can Grow into Yachting, Cruise, Trade Hub

Lavrio can evolve into a yachting and cruise hub once the suburban railway links the port with the Athens Airport, Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroublis said.

Argo Travel Announces Grigoris Papapetrou as Business Development Director

Argo Travel Group has appointed Grigoris Papapetrou, an executive with a long experience in the travel market, as its business development director.

Athens Airport – Piraeus Port Train Line to Launch in February

Getting from Athens International Airport to Piraeus Port will as of February take approximately one hour thanks to the launch of a new train line.

Airline Executives Express Concerns Over Travel in post-Brexit Era

Airline executives are calling on the UK to come up with a post-Brexit regulation policy in order for the industry to continue operating as normal, following the country's exit from the EU.

Athens Airport Sees Strong Increase in November 2017 Passenger Traffic

Athens International Airport's (AIA) passenger traffic in November presented a strong increase of 8.7 percent, reaching 1.45 million, compared to the same month in 2016.

Fraport Greece Aiming for Direct Flights from Asian, Arab Markets

Riding the momentum of growing tourist flows, Fraport Greece aims to boost direct flights from Asian and Arab markets to Thessaloniki airport.

Athens Promoted as City Break Destination at WTM 2017

Athens was promoted as a city break destination by the City of Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB), during the WTM London 2017 expo.