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Volcanic Ash Outcome On Tourism

From 15 April until 21 April a total of 1,177 flights to and from Greek airports were canceled due to the volcanic ash cloud from Ireland, according to Civil Aviation Authority data.

Air Travel Complaints In Greece Drop In 2009

Complaints made last year by passengers against airline companies dropped 13 percent when compared to 2008, according to data released by the Civil Aviation Authority.

Contenders Announced For Remote Greek Island Routes

Five airlines have expressed interest in the tender for the operation of the 24 state-subsidized air routes to remote Greek islands for the period 1 April 2010-31 March 2012.

Olympic Air Grabs Last Agones Grammes Routes

The operations of the nine remaining state-subsidized air routes (24 in total) to remote Greek islands were awarded to Olympic Air at the price of 5,220,527 euros, the Civil Aviation Authority announced in late November 2009.

Agones Grammes Interim Tender Causes Clashes

MIG President Andreas Vgenopoulos recently criticized Transport Deputy Minister Nikos Sifounakis as he made reference to a "scandalous government inability" and "lack of specific policy in air transports" in regards to the latter's handling of the interim state-subsidized...

Aegean Airlines Sets The Record Straight

Aegean Airlines last month rejected allegations from Olympic Air that the launch of the Thessaloniki-Istanbul route on 9 September was a result of a secret agreement between the airlines, the Foreign Ministry and the Civil Aviation Authority.

Travelers Complaints Increase in 2008

The Civil Aviation Authority saw an 18 percent increase in traveler complaints in 2008 against airlines that violated EU rules on passenger rights.

Greek Airports Go WiFi

The Civil Aviation Authority recently launched free wireless broadband Internet access points at several airports throughout Greece with the slogan "take off…on the internet." Passengers at Rodos Island International Airport "Diagoras" and Chios Island National Airport "Omiros"...

Greek Airports Open 24 Hours

Tourism Minister Fanni Palli-Petralia last month met with Greek ministers in an effort to coordinate actions that would improve the tourism sector.

Greece’s Airways Back to Safety Level 1

After spending about five years in safety Limbo, the Greek Civil Aviation Authority recently was upgraded to the first category in flight safety by the U.S. federal aviation authority.

Greece Airways Welcomed to Athens International

Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos last month welcomed Greece Airways to the Athens airport community. The new airline, a subsidiary of Air Scotland but with Greek participation, recently launched two weekly scheduled services (every Monday & Friday) that...

Seaplane Service for Greece As of May

Air Sea Lines SA, incorporated in Athens late last year, announced last month that it is ready to provide seaplane scheduled, "for hire" and charter passenger services connecting multiple island and coastal harbors within Greece.

New Tourism Crisis Committee Action Package

Government action to help tourism out of its present predicament was promised early last month by Development Minister Nikos Christodoulakis. He announced the formation of an "Tourism Crisis Management Committee," headed by the ministry's tourism officials.