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North Aegean Governor Clears Ways for Chios Airport Upgrade

North Aegean Regional Governor Christiana Kalogirou has cleared the way for the start of upgrade works on Chios Airport after approving a study for road relocation works.

ICAO: Global Air Passenger Growth ‘Solid’ in 2018

The number of air departures across the globe increased by 38 million, with airlines transporting in 2018 a total of 4.3 billion passengers, according to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). 

Aviation Safety Network Says More Air Fatalities in 2018

The number of airline accidents in 2018 led to the death of 556 people, making it the worst year in a five-year average, according to the Aviation Safety Network.

European Commission Tables Air Traffic Measures in Case of ‘Hard Brexit’

In view of UK’s exit from the EU, the European Commission has proposed two legislative short-term measures aimed at limiting disruption to air traffic in case of a no-deal scenario.

Gatwick Airport Back in Operation After Drone Scare

Gatwick, UK’s second-largest airport, re-opened and resumed operation, after a drone incident led to the cancellation of nearly 800 flights.

TUI Included Among World’s Most Carbon-efficient Airlines by Atmosfair

TUI Group's airlines, TUI Airways and TUI fly, have achieved top rankings in the 2018 Airline Index by the independent climate protection organisation atmosfair.

EU Air Traffic Control Delays and Flight Cancellations Peak in 2018

The number of air traffic control delays and flight cancellations appear to have peaked this year, "achieving" the worst record in almost a decade.

Greek Consumer Body Wants Airline ‘No-show’ Clause to be Scrapped

Greece’s consumer body is calling for the termination of a "no-show" clause in the terms of agreement with airlines, to protect passengers from unfair charges.

Extra Charges Driving Airline Revenues Sky High, Says Report

Extra fees for luggage, seat selection and in advance bookings are expected to boost airline revenue by 13 percent to 92.9 billion dollars in 2018, according to a report by IdeaWorksCompany and CarTrawler.

Kalamata Airport Attracting Tourist Flows to the Peloponnese

Kalamata Airport has managed over the last eight years to quadruple tourist traffic to the Peloponnese, according to the region’s governor Petros Tatoulis.

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.

Kalamata Airport Next in Line for Upgrade, Tender to be Announced

Kalamata Airport in Greece is next in line for an upgrade with the government to issue a call for a tender in the immediate future.

EU Passengers Getting Compensation, but ‘Still Need to Fight for It’

EU legislation safeguarding passenger rights is considered a success, but securing compensation remains a struggle, according to the Association of Passenger Rights Advocates (APRA).

Greece Boasts 21 Airlines with 485 Aircraft

There are currently 21 Greek airlines in operation with a fleet of 485 aircraft, according to Greece's Civil Aviation Authority.

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.

Istanbul Airport, Among World’s Largest, Opens for Business

Istanbul Airport, set to be among the biggest and busiest in the world, opened its doors this week, inaugurated by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Brexit May Threaten UK-driven EU Tourism, Greece in Top 7 Travel Spots

UK nationals include Greece among their top travel destinations of choice in the EU, according to TUI Group’s policyAGENDA, which comes in view of the Brexit negotiations.
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IATA Expects Air Passenger Traffic to Double by 2037

Air passenger numbers are expected to double to 8.2 billion in the next 20 years boosting aviation to new heights and creating some 100 million jobs globally, according to IATA.

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.

Travelport Paving Way for New NDC Era: Single Access Travel

Travelport aims to simplify the NDC API transition ensuring airlines, travel agencies, corporations and TMCs reach out faster to their customers.