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Kalamata Steps Up Tourism Promotion Strategy 

Aiming to boost incoming tourism all year round, the Kalamata Municipality announced that it would further enhance its promotional activities in 2019.

Kasteli Airport Deal Signed, Project Ready to Take Off

Construction work on Kasteli Airport on Crete is set to begin after GEK Terna, India’s GAL and Transport Minister Christos Spirtzis signed the concession contract.

Airlines Slash Scheduled Seats to Greece by 7% in 2019

Airlines have slashed the number of scheduled seats to Greece by 7 percent, or 1.3 million, this year compared to 2018, according to findings released by INSETE.

Airbus to Halt Production of A380 Superjumbo Due to Shrinking Sales

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has decided to end the production of its A380, the world's largest passenger airliner, due to the lack of orders.

Bloomberg: Greece Working to Keep UK Travelers Coming After Brexit

The Greek government is reportedly taking measures ahead of a no-deal Brexit, in efforts to facilitate incoming tourism from the UK.

Holiday Airline Germania Announces Collapse, Cancels All Flights

German low-cost carrier Germania announced that it has filed for bankruptcy, attributing the company’s collapse to increasing fuel prices.

Brexit, Airport Investment and User Fees Challenges Ahead for Aviation Industry

Brexit, airport capacity, investment and user charges are expected to be the main challenges in the year ahead for the EU’s aviation industry, according to ACI Europe.

Thessaloniki Airport New Navigation System to Address Fog Issues

Performance Based Navigation (PBN) will be implemented at Thessaloniki’s Makedonia Airport to address issues of poor weather that has led to the cancellation of flights.

IATA: Travel Up in the Air After Brexit Deal Rebuffed

Travel may be affected after UK lawmakers turned down Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit agreement, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

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.