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EU Approves Compensation for Connecting Flight Delays

A new EU ruling entitles air travelers to compensation of up to 700 dollars 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.

Proton Air Services Looks to Boost Aviation Education in Greece

Proton Air & Tourism Services has partnered with the Paster Educational Organization, aiming to offer its know-how to future aviation professionals in Greece.

Lufthansa Group Airlines Increase Fuel Efficiency by 30% Since 1994

The airlines of Lufthansa Group increased their fuel efficiency by 30 percent since 1994, according to "Balance", the group's 25th sustainability report.

Ebbing Demand, Rising Costs Take a Toll on 2019 Airline Profits

Diminishing demand and increasing costs are taking a toll on airline profits, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which cut its 2019 outlook for the air transport industry.

Aviation Bodies Join Forces for Smoother Slot Allocation

Airport operators, airlines and slot coordinators are working together on global guidelines for the allocation of airport slots, aiming to improve the traveler experience by ensuring schedule reliability.

IATA Moves Ahead with Resolutions to Upgrade Travel Experience

IATA endorsed five resolutions during its 75th annual general meeting, aiming to upgrade the travel experience.

IATA Expects Boeing 737 MAX to Remain Grounded Until August

Boeing’s fastest-selling aircraft, the 737 MAX 8, is most likely to remain grounded until August the earliest, according to estimates by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

AirHelp: Athens Airport Ranks 3rd Among World’s Best

Athens International Airport has been ranked third in AirHelp’s 7th annual listing of the world’s best airports and airlines for 2019.

Alitalia: World’s Most Punctual Airline for Jan-April 2019

Alitalia ranked first in the world for its on-time performance in the first four months of 2019, according to data released by FlightStats.

Star Alliance Honored for Third Time at Air Transport Awards Event

Star Alliance has been named "Airline Alliance of the Year" for the third time in a row at the Air Transport Awards event.

India’s Jet Airways Shuts Down Operations

India’s Jet Airways announced this week that it would be ceasing operations after failing to secure emergency funding.

Fraport Greece Reports Progress at 14 Regional Airports

Fraport Greece has completed works at the airports of Zakynthos, Kavala and Chania, and is moving full speed ahead with more upgrade projects at another six airports.

UK Nationals Get Visa-free Access to EU Post-Brexit

British nationals wishing to travel to EU countries will be able to do so without a visa after the UK leaves the Union, even in a no-deal scenario, according to European lawmakers.

Makedonia Airport Runway Set to Open by Year-end

The most anticipated upgrade project of Makedonia Airport, runway 10-28, is set to open to planes by the end of the year.

Lufthansa Named ATW Airline of the Year 2019

Lufthansa has been announced "Airline of the Year 2019" by the Air Transport World (ATW), a leading monthly magazine covering the global airline industry.

Greek Gov’t to Name Financial Advisor for 23 Smaller Airport Projects 

The Greek Transport Ministry will name a financial advisor in the coming period to move ahead with the exploitation of 23 smaller airports across Greece.