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Traffic Through Greek Airports Hits Historic High in 2018

A total of 63.7 million travelers went through Greek airports on 532,631 flights in 2018, marking a historic high, according to the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA).

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.

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.

Athens Airport Traffic Breaks Record with Over 24 Million Passengers in 2018

Passenger traffic at Athens International Airport (AIA) reached a new record in 2018 at 24.14 million, which is up by 11 percent compared to 2017.

AEGEAN and Athens Airport in OAG’s ‘Punctuality League 2019’ Report

Greek carrier AEGEAN and the Athens International Airport have been included in OAG’s “Punctuality League 2019” report for their on-time performance during the previous year.

Fly for a Child: Athens Airport and Lufthansa Group Join Forces for Children

Athens International Airport (AIA) and the Lufthansa Group airline members are inviting travelers this holiday season to “Fly for a Child” to support the “Together for Children” (Mazi gia to paidi) association.

Kozani Christmas, New Year Customs Revive at Athens Airport

As part of its "Fly me to the Moon" program, Athens International Airport on December 24-25 will take passengers and visitors on a cultural journey around the Greek town of Kozani.

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.

Athens Airport Among EU’s Leading 25

Athens International Airport (AIA) is among the leading 25 airports in Europe in terms of passenger traffic, according to data released by Eurostat.

World’s Airports Seek Golden Ratio Between Growth and Sustainability

The golden ratio between growth and sustainability in the operation of airports, was analyzed during the 6th ACES – Athens 2018 Symposium held in the Greek capital.

IOBE Study: Athens Airport Significantly Contributes to Greek Economy Growth

The contribution of Athens International Airport to the Greek economy has significantly increased during the last six years, due to a sharp rise in air arrivals.

Greek Airports to See Passenger Traffic Rise by 5% Annually

The annual growth rate of incoming passenger traffic through Greek airports in the coming years is expected to rise by 5 percent.

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Athens Airport Arrivals Up 11.1% in Jan-Oct 2018

Arrivals at Athens International Airport increased by 11.1 percent between January-October 2018 and reached 20.96 million passengers compared to 18,86 million during the same period in 2017.

Sofitel Athens Airport Hotel Holds ‘Wine Days’ for Guests

Aiming to offer unique wine experiences to its guests, the Sofitel Athens Airport is once again participating in the Wine Days event of the Sofitel brand.

Athens’ Occupancy Rates See Slight Increase Despite Sharp Rise in Airport Arrivals

Despite a sharp rise in tourist arrivals at Athens Airport during the first seven months of 2018, occupancy rates in Athens’ hotels only slightly increased by 3.6 percent.

Athens Airport Growing Bigger, New Works in Progress

Construction works to expand the main terminal of Athens International Airport (AIA) in view of ever growing numbers of travelers are currently under way.

Greek Tourism Figures Soar to New Heights, Exceed Forecasts

Greece is aiming for a record tourism year with data revealing that an additional three million travelers went through the country’s airports in the first seven months of 2018.

Opinion – Fear-mongering: Against Travelers’ Best Interests

Opinion: To capitalize on a nation’s or destination’s tragedy to create false perceptions, serve dubious interests or perpetuate prejudice, is unethical. Fear-mongering is never in the best interests of the traveler.

Greece Remains Safe Travel Destination

In view of the fatal wildfires this week in Greece, tourism authorities are reassuring visitors that travel is safe and all the necessary measures are in place.