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Girl Power: Greek Women Travel Europe Alone

All the more ladies are keen on exploring Europe alone, according to figures released recently by online booking platform TravelPlanet24 on occasion of International Women’s Day on March 8.

Ryanair Says ‘No’ to Privatization of Greece’s Regional Airports

Irish low cost carrier Ryanair said it was against the privatization of Greece’s local airports, proposing instead that the Greek government announce a new bid which will have the increase in passenger traffic as a prerequisite.

Ryanair Announces New Routes, Finds Athens Airport Charges ‘Too High’

Irish low cost carrier Ryanair yesterday announced "strong bookings" on its six new Athens Summer 2015 routes to Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, Rome, Santorini and Warsaw.

Airlines Announce New Routes to/from Athens, Greece

In view of the summer 2015 schedule of Athens International Airport, airlines have announced a series of new routes to/from the Greek capital.

Greece Tops World List of Airline Route Launches

Greece is among the top 10 countries worldwide to have introduced new flights in 2014, according to anna.aero, a weekly e-journal and website devoted to global airline/airport network planning issues.

Travelport and BCD Travel Sign New Multi-Year Global Agreement

Travelport recently recently entered into a long-term global agreement with travel management company BCD Travel, which operates in more than 100 countries globally and services about 30 percent of the top 100 largest companies in the world ranked by total annual airline volume.

Winter Season: 21% More Flights to Athens International Airport

Athens International Airport (AIA) is showing signs of growth with a 21 percent rise in the number of airlines either choosing to service Athens or increase their flight frequency.

New Deadline For Buyers Of Cyprus Airways Announced

Ryanair and Aegean Airlines, potential buyers of Cyprus Airways, now have until 15 November to submit their binding offers for the loss-making national carrier.

Amadeus-Ryanair GDS Deal Goes Live

Ryanair content is now available to travel agents via the Amadeus GDS system, for the first time in over a decade.

Ryanair To Offer More Flights From Chania To Thessaloniki, Athens

Low cost carrier Ryanair has announced that it will increase its flights from Chania, Crete, to Thessaloniki and Athens.

Ryanair Partners With Amadeus For Travel Agency Distribution

Ryanair has launched a new GDS partnership with Amadeus that will allow Amadeus-affiliated travel agents across Europe to distribute the airline’s low fares and full ancillary services content for the first time in over a decade.

Ryanair To Fly To Nine Destinations From Athens In Summer 2015

Ryanair has announced its Athens 2015 summer schedule that includes three new routes and increased frequencies on three other routes.

Ryanair Launches Business Class Flights, Will Announce Second GDS Partner Soon

Low cost carrier Ryanair unveiled a new business class service that aims to offer Europe’s business travelers a tailored suite of travel benefits.

Ryanair To Extend London-Chania Route

Low-cost carrier Ryanair recently announced that the London (Stansted)-Chania route is to remain on the airline's timetable until the end of November.

Euromonitor International: Travel And Tourism In Greece Performs Well Despite Recession

Last year was a good year for the travel and tourism industry in Greece despite the economic downturn, Euromonitor International said in its annual report on the country.

Ryanair May Show Interest In Cyprus Airways

Low cost airline Ryanair is likely to submit an expression of interest in Cyprus Airways which is up for sale, media reports said on 22 July.

Report: 10 Reasons To Buy A Holiday Home In Greece

Greece is one of Europe’s last "undiscovered" paradises for holiday homeowners, according to a report released by Algean Property, a full-service property company focusing on the Hellenic market and other select opportunities in the EMEA region.

Ryanair Announces New Routes From Athens, Launches New Greek Website

Ryanair has announced its Athens 2014 winter schedule that includes two new routes to Brussels Charleroi and Rome Ciampino.

Travelport Celebrates One Year Anniversary Of Merchandising Platform

Since launching its ground-breaking Travelport Merchandising Platform exactly one year ago to the day at the CAPA Airline Summit in Dublin, today, 10 April, Travelport outlined the significant progress it has made since launch.

Greek Tourism Expected To Soar With More Flights In 2014

After last year's record 17.92 million arrivals, the momentum is continuing. Greece should expect another record year in tourism, according to recently released data on the expected passenger traffic at the country's airports in 2014.