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Low-cost Carriers Bringing People Closer, Study Says

Τhe services of low-cost carriers are bringing people and regions in Europe closer, according to a report by the Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS).

Athens Airport Announces 3rd Aviation and Flight Academy for Students

Athens International Airport and the Hellenic American University will hold the 3rd Aviation and Flight Academy for high school students during June 25-July 13.

AirHelp: Air Travelers Still Don’t Know Their Rights

The majority of travelers using air transportation appear to have little knowledge of their rights, according to a recent survey released by legal experts AirHelp.

EU Court Rules Airlines Must Compensate for Delays, Cancellations

Flyers can now demand compensation of up to 600 euros from airlines even in cases of strike or delay, according to a decision by Europe’s highest court.

Mega Airlines Studies Honored as Top Authorized Training Center by IATA

Greek educational organization Mega Airlines Studies once again has been honored as Europe Top Performing Authorized Training Center by IATA.

Crete: Kastelli Airport Engineer Selected, Works to Begin in Autumn 2018

Hill International has been selected as the independent engineer set to undertake works on the highly anticipated Kastelli airport project on Crete.

EgyptAir to Launch Flights from Athens to Hong Kong, Shanghai via Cairo

As part of its strategy to boost its presence in Greece, EgyptAir is set to launch two new flights from Athens to China via Cairo.

Makedonia Airport Ready for Take Off, Airlines Requesting Slots

Thessaloniki’s Makedonia Airport is set to 'take off’ in the upcoming tourism season with more airlines requesting landing slots.

Robust Revenue for Fraport in 2017 Driven by Greek Airports

Fraport Group announced strong revenue for 2017 driven by significant traffic growth at its airports, with those in Greece boosting revenue by 234.9 million euros.

Lufthansa 2017 Profits Soar in ‘Best Year Ever’

Lufthansa announced the “best result in its history” after reigning in costs and investing some 3 billion euros in product and service quality.

Thessaloniki Makedonia Airport Main Runway Opens

The main runway at Thessaloniki's Makedonia Airport is in operation handling all flights, following the completion of planned maintenance works there.

Oman Air Adds New Destinations to 2018 Schedule

Oman Air has announced the launch of three new routes in 2018, from Muscat Airport to Istanbul in Turkey; Casablanca in Morocco and Moscow in Russia.

Vodafone Drone-tracking Technology Set to Make Skies Safer

Telecoms company Vodafone announced the test runs of a new drone-tracking technology aimed at ensuring safer air travel.

ACI: 2017 Record Year for European Airports

Marking the fastest passenger traffic growth in 13 years, 2017 was a record-breaking year for European airports, according to ACI Europe.

Greek Regional Airport Works Underway, Ios Island Awaits Study Findings

While upgrades are underway at Greek airports, a pre-survey for the construction of an airport on the island of Ios has been submitted to regional authorities.

Boeing Debuts First 737 MAX 7 Aircraft

Boeing recently marked another airplane development milestone with the debut of the first 737 MAX 7 at the company's factory in Washington.

UN Body: Aviation Handles Record 4.1bn Passengers in 2017

The aviation industry handled a record 4.1 billion passengers on scheduled air services last year, marking a 7.1 percent increase over 2016.

EU Ministers OK Brexit Phase-out Period Guidelines

In efforts to minimize disruption in business, tourism and security, EU ministers agreed to a set of guidelines in order to finalize post-Brexit relations with the UK.

ABTA: Aviation ‘Critical Issue’, EU Air Deal a Must Before Brexit

The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) is calling on the UK government to reach an aviation agreement with the EU before the Brexit deadline in March 2019.

Fraport Greece Appoints Ilias Maragakis as Chief Operating Officer

Fraport Greece has appointed Ilias Maragakis, an executive with more than 20 years of aviation experience, as its new chief operating officer.