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No Seaplane Flights in Greece This Summer

Seaplanes will not operate in Greece this year as the country lacks a waterways network, the president of Hellenic Seaplanes Nikolas Charalambous announced during a recent meeting in Athens with Alternate Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Communications Christos Spirtzis.

Public Transport Free in Athens Until After Referendum is Held

Transport across Athens' transit network will be free from June 29 to July 6, Alternate Transport Minister Christos Spirtzis announced on Monday.

Public Transport Remains Free in Athens Until Friday

Transport across Athens’ transit network will remain free until July 10, Alternate Minister for Transport Christos Spirtzis announced on Monday.

No More Free Public Transport in Athens

Commuters in the Greek capital will have to pay the regular fare when travelling along Athens' public transit network as of Wednesday, July 15, when the temporary measure of free transport ceases to apply.

Greek Gov’t to Cut Some ‘Remote’ Island Air Routes

The government is considering to abolish some state-subsidized airline routes to remote Greek islands, Infrastructure and Transports Minister Christos Spirtzis said this week.

Airlines Serving Remote Greek Islands Get 6-month Extension to Contracts

A six-month extension has been given to airline companies serving remote Greek islands whose contracts expire next month, Infrastructure Minister Christos Spirtzis said this week.

Greece’s 10th ‘Aviation – Present and Future’ Conference Announced

The technical base of the Athens International Airport and issues concerning social entrepreneurship in the aviation sector will be focused on at the 10th Aviation – Present and Future conference in April.

Greece’s International Aviation Conference 2016 Kicks Off April 7

Representatives of the Greek aviation sector are getting ready to attend the 10th Aviation – Present and Future conference to take place this Thursday, April 7, in Athens.

Crete’s Kastelli Airport Tender Extended to June 27

The bidding process for the financing, construction and operation of the new Kastelli airport project in Heraklion, Crete, has been extended until June 27, Infrastructure Minister Christos Spirtzis said, adding that six parties have thus far expressed interest.

Civil Aviation Workers Call Off Five-day Strike in Greece

The union representing the staff of the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority, which had scheduled a five-day strike next week, have called off industrial action following a meeting with Greek Transport Minister Christos Spirtzis.

Licensing Bill Thwarts Greece Waterway Network Progress

A new draft law covering license procedures, construction and operation of waterways in Greece is putting a damper on any waterway plans and projects currently underway, said leading investor Hellenic Seaplanes.

Passenger Fee at Greek Regional Airports to Increase

A fee imposed on passengers departing from any of the 14 Greek regional airports undertaken by German operator Fraport will be revised to 13 euros.

Greek Tourism Sector Urges Air Traffic Controllers to Suspend 4-day Strike

Key figures of the Greek tourism sector on Saturday called for the country's air traffic controllers to suspend announced strike action.

Greek Air Traffic Controllers Suspend 4-day Strike

Greek air traffic controllers have suspended strike action, planned to begin on Sunday, after meeting with Transport Minister Christos Spirtzis.

Remote Greek Islands, Students May Get Free Internet Access

The Greek government is considering plans to offer remote island communities, students and people with special needs free or subsidized Internet access.

Fears for Thessaloniki Tourism Due to Works on Airport Runway

Greek professionals are calling for the postponement of works on Thessaloniki's airport runway, fearing that incoming tourism in summer 2017 will be hit.

Committee for Coordination of Air and Sea Transport in Greece Announced

A committee for the coordination of air and sea transport in Greece will be set up to ensure that remote islands remain connected with the mainland.

Athens’ 11th Aviation Conference to Focus on Medical Health Certificates, Drones

The 11th "Aviation - Present and Future" Conference in Athens will focus on Medical Aviation and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones).

GEK Terna, India’s GMR Clinch Kastelli Airport Project Contract

GEK Terna and India's GMR Airports Limited have tentatively been named contractors for the construction and operation of the Kastelli airport on Crete.

Earthquake Hits Kos in Greece, Island’s Port Closed

The Greek island of Kos in the Dodecanese was hit by an earthquake measuring 6.4 magnitude in the early hours of Friday, July 21.
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