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Experts Urging Tourism Stakeholders to Lead Climate Change Battle

Scientists and environmental experts are calling on the tourism industry to take the lead in addressing the climate change challenge and work harder towards a carbon-free sector.

IATA Grounds Greece’s Astra Airlines

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has suspended Greece’s Astra Airlines, which is reportedly seeking a new partner to inject much needed funds.

Cancelled Flights Get Astra Airlines Under Greek Aviation Authority Supervision

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority is assessing whether Astra Airlines will be able to continue operations after the carrier recently cancelled a number of flights.

Greek Airport Manager Fraport Calls for Complementary Infrastructure

Upgrades at Greece’s 14 regional airports are moving full speed ahead but complimentary infrastructure is needed, says Fraport CEO Alexander Zinell.

ERA: EU’s Flight Compensation Rule Impacting Smaller Carriers

The European Regions Airline Association (ERA) is re-examining an EU legislation covering issues of compensation for travelers, claiming it is impacting smaller carriers.

Ryanair Announces New Athens – Toulouse Route for 2020

Ryanair has announced a new Athens route to Toulouse, France, with a twice-weekly service commencing in March 2020.

Sky Express and Cyprus Airways Sign Interline Agreement

Sky Express and Cyprus Airways have signed an interline agreement, aiming to offer air passengers the opportunity to travel to popular destinations in Greece.

Scoot Removes Payment Processing Fees Globally

Scoot has announced the removal of payment processing fees globally for all bookings made through its direct channels, with immediate effect.

Three Greek Airports Listed Among Europe’s Top 10 for Tardiness

Three airports in Greece - Mykonos, Santorini and Athens - have been listed by AirHelp among Europe’s top 50 in terms of flight delays.

TAIPED-owned 30% Stake in Athens Airport Up for Sale

Greece’s Economic Policy Council has decided to accelerate the sale of a 30 percent stake in Athens International Airport.

AirHelp: Greece Flight Delays, Cancellations Up by 7%

Three in 10 flights departing from Greece, were either delayed or cancelled in the first seven months of the year, an AirHelp report reveals.

Athens Airport Sees Record Number of Passengers in August

Passenger traffic at Athens International Airport (AIA) reached a monthly record in August, at 3.04 million, up by 5.2 percent compared to 2.88 million during the same month in 2018.

Lufthansa’s New Sustainability Platform Focuses on CO2 Neutral Fuels

The Lufthansa Innovation Hub has launched the Compensaid, a platform which can be used by travelers to calculate and replace the fossil fuel of their flights with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).

Greek Authorities Address Air Traffic Control Delays

The Transport Ministry is looking to address the issue of flight delays at Athens International Airport (AIA) and at other facilities across Greece.

Turkish Airlines Awarded by Athens Airport for High Aggregate Growth

Turkish Airlines was awarded by Athens International Airport (AIA) for its high growth and contribution to the development of the Greek aviation market.

EU Approves Compensation for Connecting Flight Delays

A new EU ruling entitles air travelers to compensation of up to $700 if a connecting flight on the same reservation is delayed or cancelled.

Hellenic Association of Airline Representatives Announces New Board of Directors

The Hellenic Association of Airline Representatives (SAAE) announced its new Board of Directors, following the elections held during its general assembly in early July.

Fraport CEO: Greece’s Regional Airport Upgrades Completed by 2021

The 14 Fraport-run airports across Greece are slated to be completed in 2021, according to the company’s CEO Alexander Zinell.

‘Patrouille de France’ to Perform at Athens Flying Week 2019

Greece’s Athens Flying Week airshow is returning in September with the French aviation demonstration team, “Patrouille de France”, as its special highlight.

IATA: Three Proposals to Unlock Potential of Greece’s Aviation Market

Greece is emerging in Europe’s aviation market and if it plays its cards right, can ensure robust performance in the immediate future, says IATA.