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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.

Athens Airport Wins 2014 Top European Efficiency Excellence Award

Athens International Airport (AIA) was recently deemed the most efficient airport in Europe in the small/medium-size airport category, according to the Global Annual Benchmarking Report of the Air Transport Research Society (ATRS).

Over 160 New Airline Routes From Athens, Greece, This Summer

Passenger numbers at Athens International Airport (AIA) are expected to continue to grow significantly during the summer 2014 period as over 160 new weekly flights are scheduled to connect the Greek capital with international destinations.

Athens Airport Honors Airlines For Their Development In 2013

Athens International Airport (AIA) recently honored airlines that demonstrated the fastest development and succeeded in recording the highest increases in passenger numbers in their scheduled services during 2013.

Athens Airport Presents “My own Iliad”

Entitled "My own Iliad" and dedicated to Homer’s Iliad is an exhibition currently running at Athens International Airport.

Athens Airport Donates €100,000 To ELPIDA

Athens International Airport (AIA) has donated 100,000 euros to the ELPIDA Association of Friends of Children with Cancer.
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Athens Airport Strengthens Ties At “Air Cargo Europe 2013” Fair

The cargo development department of Athens International Airport (AIA) and representatives of the local cargo community once again exhibited together at the international fair “Air Cargo Europe 2013” held in Munich on 3-7 June.
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Athens Airport Responds To Article Of The Economist

The following letter of Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" is in response to the article entitled "Athens Airport - A Greek island" published on 10 June 2013 by The Economist.
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Ryanair And Athens Airport Butt Heads Over High Charges

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair said recently that it could bring 10 million tourists to Greece over the next three years if Athens International Airport (AIA) would reduce the air passenger duty for new connections to and from Athens.
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Athens Airport Participates In WWF’s “Earth Hour”

Athens International Airport (AIA) will join the WWF’s global initiative “Earth Hour” tomorrow, Saturday 23 March, and switch off the lighting of its western runway system (03L/21R), interrupting its operation for one hour, between 20:30 – 21:30 (local time).

Athens Airport And Aegean Airlines Join Forces To Support Athens Aviation Market

Athens International Airport (AIA) and Aegean Airlines recently announced joint initiatives for the summer season 2013 that aim to create a favorable framework in the aviation market of Athens and further enhance passenger traffic.

Athens Airport Honors Airlines For 2012 Development

Athens International Airport (AIA) awarded airlines that recorded the highest passenger development in 2012, during the 13th Airline Marketing Workshop held at the airport on 14 February.
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Athens Airport Presents Upgraded Services

Aiming at enhancing the airport’s ambiance, and taking into account what passengers have to say in the daily satisfaction survey, Athens International Airport introduced a number of aesthetic and functional upgrades in the Main Terminal Building, combined with new, innovative...
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Athens Airport Hosts MEDASSET Poster Exhibition

Athens International Airport and MEDASSET welcome travelers and airport visitors to the “Inspired by the Marine Environment” poster exhibition, celebrating 25 years of the association’s environmental and conservation work.
The selected creations of the young Greek artists are displayed at the airport’s parking area.
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Athens Airport Offers Travelers An Encounter With Modern Applied Arts

Athens International Airport and the Athens School of Fine Arts careers office recently launched an art competition and invited creators to submit ideas for functional outdoors seating proposals, designed to work at the same time as planting installations, for the outside areas...
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Tender Launched For Astir Palace Complex

The National Bank of Greece has launched a public tender for investors to submit an expression of interest for the acquisition of a majority participation in the share capital of Astir Vouliagmenis S.A.
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Athens Airport Shows Its Holiday Spirit

With themes from the most popular Christmas stories, passengers and visitors to Athens International Airport (AIA) “Eleftherios Venizelos” will experience the magic of the holidays through joyful activities and many surprises.
AIA, “Are you buying? Then win instantly!”
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Athens Airport Launches Retail Contest

Athens International Airport (AIA), in collaboration with designated shops in the airport's shopping mall, is offering surprises and gifts worth up to 300 euros, every day throughout the holiday season!
Athens International Airport's 169th millionth passenger since 2001 (center).
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Athens Airport Welcomes 169th Millionth Passenger

Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” yesterday, 13 December, hosted a special welcome party for its 169th millionth passenger since the opening of the airport 11 years ago in 2001.

Greece Welcomes Superjumbo Emirates A380

Athens, Greece, welcomed the luxurious Emirates A380 aircraft through one single route at Athens International Airport (AIA) Eleftherios Venizelos on Friday, 26 October.