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Popular ‘Odontotos’ Train Rides Up and Running

Railway company OSE lifted a ban on train services along the popular “odontotos” rack railway, a major tourist attraction in the northern Peloponnese.

Passenger Traffic Through Greek Airports Up in Jan-Feb

Passenger traffic through Greece’s airports increased by 10.7 percent during the first two months of 2019, according to the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.

Athens Airport Invites All to a ‘Book Before the Flight’

Actively participating in the Athens World Book Capital events, Athens International Airport invites all travelers to indulge in a “Book Before the Flight”.

Athens Airport Passenger Traffic Up 11.3% in February

Passenger traffic at Athens International Airport (AIA) significantly increased in February by 11.3 percent and reached 1.32 million from 1.19 million during the same month last year.

Athens Airport 20-year Concession a Done Deal

For a sum of approximately 1.4 billion euros, Athens International Airport SA will continue to operate Greece’s leading airport over the next 20 years.

Norwegian Launches Direct Athens – New York Flights for Summer 2019

Norwegian has announced direct flights between Athens International Airport (AIA) and New York’s JFK Airport for summer 2019.

Athens Airport Concession Deal Stalled

AIA SA is calling on the relevant authorities to set a specific timeframe for the completion of the Athens International Airport concession agreement.

Sofitel Athens Airport Hosts Exhibit of Artwork by Penny Spyropoulou

Aiming to promote Greek art, the Sofitel Athens Airport is currently hosting an art exhibition of late artist Penny Spyropoulou.

Commission Approves Extension of Athens Airport Concession Deal

A bid by Athens International Airport SA for the 20-year extension of its concession agreement has been approved by the European Commission.

Greek Assets Body Set to Run New Round of Privatization Tenders 

Greek assets body TAIPED is set to launch a new round of privatization tenders for thermal springs, regional ports and marinas across Greece.

ACI Europe: Athens Airport Dynamic Strong in August

Athens International Airport is maintaining a strong dynamic in terms of passenger traffic, which was up by 13.4 percent in August, according to European airport trade association ACI Europe.

Tourism to Greece Roars Ahead, Arrivals Up in July

Greece recorded a 9.8 percent increase in international air arrivals in July but a 2.1 percent decline in the number of road arrivals compared to the same month in 2017.

AEGEAN: Improved Load Factors, Narrower Seasonal Losses in H1 2018

During the first six months of 2018, AEGEAN saw its net losses narrowing to 13.8 million euros, from 20 million euros in the respective period of 2017.

ACI: First Half Traffic Through Europe Airports Up by 6.7%

Europe’s airports welcomed increased traffic in the first half of 2018 up by 6.7 percent with Athens International Airport (AIA) stronger by 11.4 percent.

AEGEAN Announces Pilot Scholarships for 100 Greek Students

Aegean Airlines is granting scholarships to 100 Greek students seeking to become pilots and is accepting applications until September 7.

Volotea: Flights to Santorini, Heraklion, Mykonos to Continue in Winter 2018

Volotea has announced that its routes to Santorini, Heraklion and Mykonos, as well as Venice in Italy, will be operated all through the winter season.

Greece Favorite Holiday Spot for the French

French travelers have got a soft spot for travel, with Greece topping their bucket list, pushing Spain and Italy to the side, according to a survey by tourism consultants Protourisme.

Greece’s Trainose Now Accepting Payments by PayPal

Aiming to facilitate travelers when purchasing tickets online, Greek railway company Trainose has entered into a collaboration with PayPal, an online payment system.

Airports in Greece See Passenger Traffic Up 10.4% in Jan-May 2018

Passenger traffic at Greece's airports increased by 10.4 percent during the first five months of 2018, according to data by the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.

AEGEAN Invests €30m in Aviation Training Center at Athens Airport

Greek carrier AEGEAN has announced the establishment of a new aviation training center at the Athens International Airport for its aircrew.