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Ioannina Authorities Urge PM to Step in, Get Airport Up & Running

Local authorities in the northwestern Greek city of Ioannina are calling on Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to step in and ensure the local airport is up and running with consistent flights.

Athens International Airport Celebrates 15th Birthday

Athens International Airport (AIA) "Eleftherios Venizelos" recently celebrated 15 years of operations. "We celebrate our 15 years in a period when, despite the country’s severe macroeconomic conditions, the year 2016 prospects seem quite positive", AIA's CEO, Yiannis Paraschis, said.

Greece’s International Aviation Conference 2016 Kicks Off April 7

Representatives of the Greek aviation sector are getting ready to attend the 10th Aviation – Present and Future conference to take place this Thursday, April 7, in Athens.

IATA: ‘Terrorists will Never Succeed in Destroying the Right to Travel’

"Terrorists will never succeed in destroying the fundamental urge and right of people to travel, explore and learn about the world", the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) director general and CEO, Tony Tyler, said on Tuesday.

Greece’s 10th ‘Aviation – Present and Future’ Conference Announced

The technical base of the Athens International Airport and issues concerning social entrepreneurship in the aviation sector will be focused on at the 10th Aviation – Present and Future conference in April.

CAPA Summit: New Era of Travel Means Unbundling

One could safely say that unbundling was the focus of last week’s CAPA Airlines in Transition Summit.

CAPA Summit 2016: Getting the Customer’s Attention and Keeping It

Google, Ryanair and Uber were the perhaps the three words that dominated the sessions of this year’s CAPA Airlines in Transition Summit held in Dublin last week, where the world’s top industry players got together to discuss challenges and offer solutions.

Travelport – mtt a Step into the Next Era of Travel

The travel industry is changing, there’s no doubt about it, and in the words of Travelport’s Global Head of Product and Marketing, Air Commerce, Ian Heywood, this is a “customer-driven technology-enabled industry”.

Travelport Extends Customized Offers, Welcomes 150 Airlines On Board

Travel commerce platform leader Travelport announced today at the CAPA Airlines in Transition Summit held in Dublin, that 150 airlines have joined its system and can now make customized or personalised offers to both individual travel agencies or corporations.

Bidding Process for Crete’s Kastelli Airport Extended to May 6

The bidding process for the Kastelli airport project in Heraklion, Crete, has been extended until May 6, Infrastructure Minister Christos Spirtzis announced this week, citing the “complexity”of the project.

Greek Airport Manager Fraport Busy with 4-year Expansion Plan

Works are set to get under way across the network of 14 regional airports that Frankfurt-based transport company Fraport took over late last year in a privatization deal that brought a total of 1.2 billion euros to Greek state coffers.

Lufthansa Becomes Launch Customer of Best-selling A320neo, New Era in Commercial Aviation Opened

The Lufthansa Group recently marked a major step in aviation history by taking delivery of the first A320neo, the world’s best-selling and most fuel efficient single aisle aircraft.

European Commission Adopts New Aviation Strategy for Europe

The European Commission on Monday adopted a new Aviation Strategy for Europe, a milestone initiative to boost Europe's economy, strengthen its industrial base and reinforce its global leadership position.

Face of the Week: Roula Kada, Sales Executive at Marine Tours

This week, the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) introduces Roula Kada, the Sales Executive at Marine Tours in Athens.

Tourism Ministers Need to Expand Scope

If the world’s governments want the tourism industry to grow, they need to expand the scope of their tourism ministers to include everything from aviation to rail travel policies.

Greek Aviation Society Teams Up with FSF-MED on Flight Safety

The Hellenic Aviation Society and the Flight Safety Foundation Mediterranean (FSF-MED) have teamed up on issues of flight safety after signing a memorandum of cooperation.

Greek Travel Agencies See Boost in Turnover for Q1 2015

Travel agencies, tour operators, reservation services and related activities in Greece recorded a major increase in turnover during the first three months of the year, according to figures released by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

Public-Private Partnership Tops 9th Athens Aviation Meet Agenda

Tapping into the benefits of public-private partnerships (PPP), upgrading aviation technology and boosting land security at Greek airports topped the agenda of the “9th Aviation - Present and Future” conference, which took place in Athens in May.

IATA: 2014 was a Safe Year for Aviation

"While aviation safety was in the headlines in 2014, the data show that flying continues to improve its safety performance", Tony Tyler, the director general and CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), said on Monday.

New IATA Passenger Forecast Reveals Fast-Growing Markets Of The Future

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently released its first 20-year passenger growth forecast, projecting that passenger numbers are expected to reach 7.3 billion by 2034.