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Austrians Fly To Greece This Year, Survey

Crises may come and go, but Greece remains the destination of choice for the average Austrian traveler, according to a recent survey released by market research agency GfK Austria on behalf of Austrian Airlines.
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Lufthansa Group Airlines Further Improve Utilization Of Aircraft

All the airlines in the Lufthansa Group profited in the first quarter of the year from improved capacity steering and, as expected lifted the utilization of their aircraft in comparison with the year-earlier level.
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Austrian Airlines Briefs Travel Agents In Thessaloniki

Austrian Airlines recently held a special briefing event for travel agents in Thessaloniki under the romantic sounds of Viennese Waltz.

Lufthansa Announces New General Manager For Greece

Lufthansa last month appointed Harro-Julius Petersen (center) as the airline's new general manager for Greece and Cyprus.

Thessaloniki’s Air Route Cuts Worry Professionals

“If Thessaloniki is excluded by air travel then the city will be unable to spread its wings and attract more potential visitors, especially at a time when hopes to boost the Greek economy have turned to tourism,” the Thessaloniki Hotels Association recently said.

Major Airlines Suspend Flights To Thessaloniki

Swiss International Air Lines will cease routes to and from Thessaloniki as of 27 and 28 October 2012 respectively due to “financial difficulties of the route and the overall restructuring of the service,” travel agents of the Northern Greek city were informed last month.

Olympic Air To Appeal Merger Rejection, Halts Routes

Olympic Air announced last month that together with Aegean Airlines it would appeal against the decision of the European Competition Commission that blocked their plans to merge. The commission had said that such a merger would monopolize the Greek market.

Star Alliance Plants Olive Trees in Ancient Olympia

Star Alliance recently took an initiative to plant some 3,000 Greek olive trees in the prefecture of Ancient Olympia. Representatives of nine of the 17 members of the Star Alliance network - Austrian Airlines, Air New Zealand, ANA-All Nippon Airways, bmi (British Midland...

Travel Association Wins Commision Case

The Greek Union of Air Travel Agencies (PETAGA) succeeded in winning a court case recently whereby travel agents are entitled to a minimum 7 percent commission on airline tickets sold.

HATTA Wins Ruling on Commission Fees

Greece's Competition Commission fined Greece's two biggest airlines, Olympic and Aegean, a total of 210,000 euros for complicity in reducing the commission paid to travel agents, from 9.25 percent to 6.94 percent, on tickets for domestic flights.

European Airlines Create Online Travel Portal

Nine of Europe's leading airlines recently unveiled plans to move into the online travel market with the launch this year of a new online travel service, that sells flights and other travel products direct to the consumer.